This article was first published by DefendDefenders In 2018, DefendDefenders and its partners continued to monitor and document human rights violations across the East and Horn of Africa sub-region, with a focus on the contexts affecting the work of HRDs. The year was filled with human rights...

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...