HRDs being interviewed by journalists


From Kinshasa to Berlin and Brussels: PI’s Efforts to Support HRDs in the DRC

Amid a very concerning escalation of the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) also remains alarming. The space for civil society to defend human rights is shrinking and local voices denounce that the Congolese authorities not only fail to protect defenders, but in some cases also […]

Interview with Board Member Mahmoud AbuRahma

Mahmoud AbuRahma

INTERVIEW WITH MAHMOUD ABURAHMA European Network Against Racism (ENAR), member of Protection International’s Board To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Protection International (PI) interviewed Mahmoud AbuRahma, currently serving as Programme and Donor Relations Manager at the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), as well as a member of PI’s Board. In […]

2019 in a Nutshell: Protection International Releases its Focus Stories

How to summarise a year spent day by day next to those promoting and protecting human rights? Our Focus Stories, formerly Top Impact stories, showcase some emblematic examples of how slowly but steadily we are taking incremental steps towards greater respect for the right to defend human rights. Within this short leaflet, we’ve highlighted just […]

Protection International and other CSOs support #IDefendRights to change the narrative about Human Rights Defenders

Brussels, 4 July 2018 Protection International supports #IDefendRights, a new project launched by the Norwegian Human Rights Fund and MEMRIA, that aims to collect Human Rights Defenders’ experiences on working on the front lines defending the rights of others.  Protection International endorses this initiative which, as well as its global campaign #CommunitiesareHRDs, pretends to shift the narrative about […]

COPINH visits Europe #COPINHTourMay2018

This Monday 14/05/2018 marks the start of the European tour that will take members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to some of the main European capitals, to denounce the lack of recognition of indigenous communities and protection of human rights defenders in Honduras. Corruption between the Honduran judiciary […]

Meeting with Berta Zúñiga Cáceres and COPINH in Brussels

05 May 2018 Protection International, Broederlijk Delen, CNCD-11.11.11, CIDSE, and the EU-LAT network invite you to a meeting with Bertha Zúniga Cáceres from COPINH and human rights defenders (Brussels, 14 May 2018, 18:30) (FR – NL) More than two years after the murder of Berta Cáceres, human rights defender, environmental activist, and winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental […]

Joint Statement: Human Rights Defenders Are Not Criminals

Brussels, November 29, 2016 – “Human rights defenders worldwide are regularly subjected to harassment and trumped-up criminal charges aiming at paralyzing, intimidating and delegitimizing their human rights activities. They face difficulties carrying out their work in increasingly restrictive legislative and administrative environments denying the right to freedoms of association, expression, and peaceful assembly. Licences of human […]

HRDs demand justice for Berta Caceres in front of the Honduran embassy in Brussels

“Today, we say that Berta hasn’t died. The murderers were wrong. She lives.” Bertha Zúñiga A demonstration was held on April 20th in front of the Honduran embassy in Brussels in order to call justice for the murders of world-renowned activist and Goldman Environmental Prize winner Berta Cáceres – leader of Lenca Indigenous group COPINH – and her colleague Nelson Garcia but […]

Honduran Environmental Hrds Visit Brussels

This week two human rights and environmental defenders from COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) will be visiting Brussels. Afterwards, the Indigenous Lenca activists will tour five European countries to demand justice for the murder of their leader Berta Cáceres, call on involved European companies to withdraw indefinitely from the Agua […]