This post first appeared on DefendDefenders' website Mr. Michel Forst United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Professor Rémy Ngoy Lumbu African Commission Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and Focal Point on Reprisals in Africa Dear Sirs, Re: Urgent Request for Intervention in the Case of...

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...

In a new report launched today, Navigating Justice: Lawyers as Human Rights Defenders in Ethiopia and Somalia/Somaliland, DefendDefenders examines the work of lawyers to identify their best practices, vulnerabilities, and needs in these rapidly changing environments. This report outlines several avenues governments, donors, and non-governmental organisations...