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Psychosocial Approach for Human Rights Defenders: Russian version announcement

[Версия русского текста ниже] Protection International are happy to announce the publication of our Psychosocial Approach for Human Rights Defenders guide in Russian. This tool is an invaluable resource for all those who work with human rights defenders (HRDs), providing guidance on how to address the emotional and psychological impacts of working in challenging and […]

Human Rights Defenders Poetry Challenge book inspire activists of today and tomorrow

Protection International (PI) created a poetry challenge as a way to support and celebrate human rights defenders who embody the power of peaceful protest, and who are pushing social movements forward, even amidst the challenges of a global pandemic. We chose to highlight poetry, because poetry is a critical element of human rights movements, and […]

Women human rights defenders come together around the world

Collectives of women human rights defenders (HRDs) are organising around the world to combat the violations of their rights, deepened by the structural discrimination that women face almost everywhere in the world. For more than 15 years, Protection International (PI) has witnessed these women’s resilience, empowerment and strength. Women’s movements are coming together from Latin […]

Applications are now OPEN for our e-learning course on “Security and Protection Management for Human Rights Defenders and Social Organisations“

Protection International (PI) will be running the second edition of its 2023 online course “Security and Protection Management for Human Rights Defenders and Social Organisations” from 10 April – 2 July 2023. Registrations are open until March 20, 2023 (20/03/2023). For an application form and detailed information about the course, send an e-mail to: […]

Main Take-Aways from the 2022 UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

[Brussels, Belgium] As a global community, we will not achieve our goals for improved transparency, climate action, universal access to justice and effective remediation if we do not protect and respect the right to defend human rights. We are pleased to have seen such a strong focus on the importance of human rights defenders (HRDs) […]

Pathway to A Feminist International Corporate Accountability Framework

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The report – Pathway to A Feminist International Corporate Accountability Framework – published by ActionAid, ACCA, ACT Alliance, AWID, FIDA Uganda, Plataforma Internacional contra la Impunidad, Protection International, ISHR, IWRAW Asia Pacific, and ZELA aims to inspire further action and sets out next steps achieve such a feminist framework. Women around the world continue to […]

Environmental Defenders from Brazil at EU Parliament Stir Up Sustainable Due Diligence Debate

[Brussels] 12 October 2022 – Last night over one hundred European policymakers, members of civil society active in the fight for environmental justice and human rights, environmental defenders and journalists gathered in the European Parliament for the avant-premiere of the documentary film The Illusion of Abundance, followed by a panel discussion on the Corporate Sustainable […]

An Appeal to the UNFCCC & State Parties at COP27

PI Signs An Appeal to the UNFCCC & State Parties at COP27 The climate crisis is among the most critical and complex issues our planet and its people face. Human rights and climate action are increasingly indivisible and the need to transition to cleaner energies has never been more urgent. Yet this transition will be […]

2021 Annual Report

Protection International is pleased to present our 2021 Annual Report. In this year’s report, we divided our chapters by pathways, which reflect our 2019-2023 Global Strategy. This way, readers can more effectively see relevant examples of how Protection International (PI) staff around the globe are operationalising our strategic framework and furthering the human rights movement […]