ABOUT US

AfricanDefenders (Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network) is a network of five African sub-regional organisations, dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) across the African continent.

To the frontline human rights defenders of the continent, who raise an active voice for those who cannot speak up –  wherever you are, you are part of a global movement.”

Hassan Shire,
AfricanDefenders Chairperson

ABOUT US

AfricanDefenders (Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network) is a network of five African sub-regional organisations, dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) across the African continent.

To the frontline human rights defenders of the continent, who raise an active voice for those who cannot speak up –  wherever you are, you are part of a global movement.”

Hassan Shire,
AfricanDefenders Chairperson

MEMBERS

We are composed of five sub-regional organisations covering the entirety of the African continent. Visit each network’s website to learn more.

SHIELD AWARDS

The African Human Rights Defenders Shield Awards aim to honor exceptional individuals who have contributed to positive change in their community.

UBUNTU HUB CITIES

The Ubuntu Hub Cities initiative is a city-based relocation initiative for human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk across Africa.

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