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International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: two human rights defenders from East Africa share their experiences defending LGBTQIA+ rights

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Protection International (PI) interviewed two human rights defenders (HRDs) that strive to defend LGBTQIA+ rights in East Africa. Dennis (they / them) is a lawyer who advocates for the rights of LGBTQIA+ refugees and asylum seekers in Kenya. They work closely with the transgender and gender […]

PI organises a Regional Conference on Public Policies for HRDs in Nairobi

In an era marked by the global constriction of civic space, Protection International (PI) is taking a significant step towards the right to defend human rights for human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Great Lakes Region. On the 11th, 12th, and 13th of October, we are organizing a Regional Conference on Public Policies for HRDs […]

Missing Voices 2022 Report: Accountability Now

Missing Voices is a coalition of organizations that together -including with the help of Protection International in Africa- have been documenting cases of police killings and enforced disappearances in a bid to understand the underlying causes of killings. The final aim is to end atrocities and claim justice for the families of the victims. In […]

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 […]

Self-protection Strategies Implemented by Grassroots WHRDs in Kenya

Protection International Kenya launches a new report Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) are targeted for who they are and as a result of their work defending human rights. Many economic, social, cultural, and geographical factors affect how WHRDs experience human rights violations, which are all connected to gender and gender expression within society. These factors […]

[Kenya] Missing Voices issues a shocking report on the status of extra judicial killings

Missing Voices, released a shocking report on the status of extrajudicial killings in Kenya, indicating that this issue is far from being resolved and merits more attention from public authorities. Nairobi (Kenya), 14th February 2020 – Missing Voices, released a shocking report on the status of extrajudicial killings in Kenya, indicating that this issue is […]

New Regional Hub for Africa officially Launched in Nairobi

Protection International officially launched a new Regional Hub for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. The first of four to be established within the framework of Protection International’s Global Strategy 2019-23, this new operational centre has its own locally-based management and governance structures. It can independently establish links with existing initiatives and promote new ones, working flexibly […]

Criminalisation of rural-based human rights defenders in Kenya | Criminalisation Series #1

Protection International (PI) launches the second edition of a new publication series on criminalisation, Criminalisation of rural-based human rights defenders in Kenya – Impact and counterstrategies, which analyses the criminalization of human rights defenders in Kenya in its multiple forms, the impact and the counterstrategies used by HRDs to fight and prevent criminalization. In recent […]

PI co-signs press statement on the attack and shooting of Tundu Antiphas Lissu, HRD

Protection International, Defenddefenders, and the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Kenya co-signed a press statement on the attack and shooting of Tundu Antiphas Lissu Human rights defender, MP, and President of Tanganyika Law Society (TLS). We the undersigned, representing East African human rights organizations, condemn the attempted assassination of Tundu Antipas Lissu, human rights […]