We are pleased to share with you Protection International‘s 2020 Annual Report, which brings together stories and highlights from this past year concerning our work with human rights defenders (HRDs) who fortify the Right to Defend Human Rights (RDHR) across the globe.
2020 has been an unprecedented time for Protection International (PI) – as it has been for the world. The challenges that we and the human rights defenders (HRDs) we accompany have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic have tested our resilience and adaptability. We have had to change our practices rapidly, cope with unexpected developments, and respond quickly to crises.
As you read this report, you will learn about PI’s responses during the pandemic, which include:
In 2020, we also seized the 15-year anniversary of the first protection manual as an opportunity to reflect critically on how the risk approach is being applied in practice by organising a consultation to work on new protection standards.