The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project today cemented its cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Embassy Uganda in a three-year project running from 1st December 2014 – December 2017. The official signing of the contract by both the Ambassador to the Royal Netherlands Embassy H.E Alphons Hennekens and Mr. Hassan Shire, Executive […]
Alors que élections de 2015 approchent à grands pas, la communauté des droits de l’homme du Burundi, connue comme étant très active, fait face à des défis majeurs dans un contexte de plus en plus complexe et difficile. Au cours de l’année 2014, l’espace de la société civile s’est restreint, alors que l’environnement opérationnel des […]
Blog post by Hassan Shire As the 2015 general elections approach, Burundi’s vocal community of human rights defenders are facing a number of significant- and worsening- challenges. Throughout the course of 2014, the space for civil society has progressively narrowed, and the operating environment for human rights defenders has grown progressively more dangerous. Until his […]
The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) held its annual board meeting today at its offices in the Osman Hummaida Boardroom in Kampala, Uganda. The meeting was led by the Chairperson of the board, Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana and attended by Mr. David Kaggwa (board Secretary), Ms. Sophie Kyagulanyi (board treasurer), Dorothe […]
Ethiopia’s already limited space for civil society and human rights defenders is undergoing further contraction, warns CIVICUS, The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, and the Ethiopia Human Rights Project (EHRP). Throughout 2014, Ethiopian authorities have orchestrated an unprecedented legislative assault on journalists, and independent voices within civil society, undermining fundamental human rights and restricting the operating environment for civil society and human rights defenders.