A campaign about African women human rights defenders and courage By AfricanDefenders & DefendDefenders Illustrations: Primordial M Story: Gentrix Barasa THE STORY OF MARTHA (1:3) Listen to the podcast here:   [audio mp3="https://africandefenders.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Martha-final.mp3"][/audio]   A woman could be heard screaming from a distance in the town square. The distinct sound of a whip hitting...

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed “Farmaajo” President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Cc.: H.E. Mr. Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Ms. Deqa Yasin, Minister of Women and Human Rights Development H.E. Ms. Ebyan Mahamed Salah, Ambassador,...

HIGHLIGHTS In October, the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) held its 65th ordinary session in Banjul, The Gambia. We supported the participation of human rights defenders in the NGO forum, ordinary session and also conducted bilateral meetings and strategic advocacy. Six human rights...

Communiqué on the Ubuntu Hub Cities coordinators workshop From 4 to 8 November 2019, AfricanDefenders (the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network) organised a workshop that brought together hub cities coordinators and implementing partners of the Ubuntu Hub Cities initiative to strengthen the local implementation of the initiative.  The Ubuntu Hub Cities initiative is a city-based relocation initiative for human rights...