Highlights AfricanDefenders Convention (Johannesburg 20+) Twenty years after the All African Human Rights Defenders Conference held in Johannesburg in 1998, AfricanDefenders’ convention (Johannesburg+20) was held from 12 to 14 June in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The convention brought together human rights defenders (HRDs) from all the regions of...

On 14 June 2019, AfricanDefenders (Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network) acknowledged and awarded distinguished human rights defenders (HRDs) on the African continent for their contribution to the advancement of human rights. The winners, Beatrice Mtetwa, Felix Agbor Aniyor, Donald Deya,  Fatou Jagne Senghor, and the...