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 […]

Annual Report 2020

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 […]

Annual Report 2019

We are pleased to share with Protection International‘s 2019 Annual Report, a publication which brings together our stories and highlights with women and men human rights defenders (W/HRDs) who protect the Right to Defend Human Rights (RDHR) across the globe. 2019 was a year in which the world witnessed a rise in extremist politics, exacerbated […]

Annual Report 2018

Protection International is pleased to share its 2018 Annual Report, one which highlights some remarkable moments from a challenging year for human rights defenders (HRDs) and protection of the right for all to defend human rights. 2018 was a year of both celebration and struggle for Protection International and its partners. During this year, which […]

2017 FOCUS REPORT | Public policies for the protection of Human rights defenders: global trends and implementation challenges

Protection International (PI) is glad to present its 2017 edition of its Focus Report, monitoring worldwide developments in the field of national protection mechanisms and public policies for the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs). Since the publication of our seminal handbook Protection of human rights defenders: Best practices and lessons learnt (2011), the public […]

2014 Annual Report: What is Protection?

In 2014, Protection International decided to look back at its work through the lens of a question: what is protection? Throughout our journey we have learned that there is no simple answer to this question. Rather, than an HRD’s protection is like a puzzle: something that requires skills and persistence in solving. This report looks […]

2011 – 2012 Annual Report

In 2011 and 2012, Protection International made considerable progress in the core areas of its global protection programme. From helping defenders where they’re most at risk in more than twenty countries, to developing innovative security management tools, we consistently investigate new ways to enhance protection of human rights defenders, all the while involving the right stakeholders in […]

Annual Report 2010

In the 2nd year, Protection International (PI) and partners could already prove the effectiveness of the new approach of protection of human rights defenders (HRD) on the ground. Indeed, in 2010, 7 Protection Desks (PDs) had been established in Guatemala (covering Central America), Colombia, Mexico, Uganda and Kenya (covering 10 countries in East and Horn […]

Annual Report 2009

Demonstration in DRC against impunity forn the muder of Pascal Kabungulu Human rights defenders are key actors in the rule of law, the struggle against impunity and the establishment of democracy in any society. They sometimes have to work clandestinely, often at the risk of their own lives and “off the radar” of mainstream media. […]

Annual Report 2008

This document represents more than 20 years of experience in the field of protection for human rights defenders – since much of our members’ experience originates from former involvement with Peace Brigades International (PBI) and other international organizations. At the end of 2007, the former European Office of PBI became an independent association called Protection […]