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) […]

Finance Consultant

Consultancy: Consultancy firms to support the Finance and Admin (F&A) UnitLocation: Brussels, BelgiumDuration: 6 monthsStarting date: ASAPDirect Report: GT AccountantTechnical References: Directora Administrativa Regional MESO America/Guatemala; Contable in Mesoamerica and Oficial de Finanzas in Colombia, Bogota; and the Head of the Programme Unit About Protection International Protection International (PI) is an International NGO that contributes […]

Pathway to A Feminist International Corporate Accountability Framework

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 […]

International civil society urges European Union to guarantee an enabling visa framework for human rights defenders

[Brussels] 7 September 2022.- In a joint statement published today at the initiative of ProtectDefenders.eu, 50 international civil society organisations -including Protection International– are calling on all European Union institutions and the EU Member States to return on its political mandate in favor of human rights and human rights defenders, and lead on the implementation […]

The Worldwide Growth of National Policies for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

[5 August 2022] Over the years, and especially since 2012, we have seen a growing number of countries adopt national public policies for the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs). For the purposes of this work, it is broadly understood that public policies for the protection of HRDs includes any piece of legislation, decree, policy […]

States’ Responsibility and Opportunity to Protect Environmental and Climate Justice Defenders

Stockholm+50 States’ Responsibility and Opportunity to Protect Environmental and Climate Justice Defenders On the eve of the Stockholm+50 conference, Protection International (PI) calls for environmental and climate justice human rights defenders (HRDs) to be at the centre of this critical environmental meeting. The bold choices and actions proposed for UN Member States must be aligned […]

Applications for the 2022 September Edition of the e-Learning Programme Are Open

Applications for the 2022 September Edition of the e-Learning Programme Are Open Protection International will be running the third 2022 edition of the online course “Security and Protection Management for Human Rights Defenders and Social Organisations” from 12 September 2022 on. The course is available in English, Spanish, and French For an application form and […]