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.
PAN-AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK Final communique of the 2nd Counterpart Meeting Royal Suites Hotel, Kampala, Uganda 27th – 29th October 2014 1. The Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network (PAHRDN) held its 2nd counterpart meeting from 27th to 29th October 2014 in Kampala, Uganda; 2. The meeting was attended by human rights defenders representing the […]
EHAHRDP and Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network staff pay a courtesy visit to His Excellency Jean Bosco Barege Ambassador Extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Burundi to Uganda. The visit is held prior to Claiming Space Tactical Tools for Human Rights Defenders scheduled to be held in Bujumbura, Burundi in December 2014.
Background The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) is the secretariat to a network of more than 75 member organizations drawn from eleven countries in the sub-region (that is, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (and Somaliland), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). The project was designed to strengthen the […]