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ስለሰብአዊ መብቶች መሟገት: ለሰብአዊ መብት ተሟጋቾች የተዘጋጀ የመረጃ ምንጭ መጽሃፍ (Amharic PDF)
In a new report launched at the annual Claiming Spaces forum, DefendDefenders examines the important role played by marginalised human rights defenders (HRDs) in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. While all HRDs in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region face significant challenges in their work, some are marginalised due to their geographical location, cultural identify, gender, or sexual orientation, in addition to their work. In order to better understand and address this marginalisation, “To Them, We’re Not Even Human: Marginalised Human Rights Defenders in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania,” focuses on indigenous minorities, women human rights defenders (WHRDs), and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other sexual minority (LGBT+) HRDs.
Today, in collaboration with OONI (Open Observatory of Network Interference), DefendDefenders co-published a new research report: “Uganda’s Social Media Tax through the lens of network measurements”. Our research report is available here. As of 1st July 2018, Uganda has introduced a new OTT (Over The Top) tax – ...
Despite being forced into exile after April 2015, many Burundian HRDs continue their work. A new report examines the challenges they face.
DefendDefenders examines Burundi's abysmal record as a member of the UN Human Rights Council.
DefendDefenders raises the alarm about a growing human rights crisis in Tanzania
DefendDefenders examines the state of human rights defenders in South Sudan.
DefendDefenders examines the challenges journalists face, and provides an overview of the various strategies they have used to circumvent and continue their work amid these restrictions
Our security manual provides key strategies that human rights defenders and civil society organisations can use to immediately improve their safety.
A joint report with contributions from DefendDefenders' Technology team assesses Internet freedom and the digital resilience of civil society.
DefendDefenders examines the situation of HRDs living and working in exile, and provides a resource guide of the various support mechanisms available to them.
Somali human right defenders, including journalists, face worsening patterns of attacks on their rights to life, security of person, and freedom from arbitrary arrests and detention.
On 27th October 2015, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) celebrated ten years of defending human right activists throughout the East and Horn of Africa. To mark this occasion, EHAHRDP has produced an anniversary publication.
The report details the tactics used by the Sudanese, Ethiopian, Burundian and Ugandan governments to limit the operating environment for civil society in advance of elections.
DefendDefenders details extensively how the relationship between civil society and Burundian state authorities dramatically deteriorated ahead of the April 2015 Presidential elections.
This addendum to the 2013 report, “Change will not come until we talk about reality" contains additional research since including additional research conducted since the outbrak of the South Sudan Civil War.
A briefing paper by DefendDefenders outlining the pivotal role of human rights defenders in advocating for justice, accountability, and the rights of victims of sexual violence.
Human rights defenders in South Sudan are facing increasingly grave risks in undertaking human rights monitoring and reporting, finds a new report published today by the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP). The report, entitled “Change will not come until we...
DefendDefenders examines the situation of human rights defenders engaging Uganda and Tanzania's rapidly growing resource extraction industries.
The report provides background to the murder Ernest Manirumva, as well as an account of the hearing of 15 June 2011, and information on the climate for human rights defenders working in Burundi.
The report, based on over 100 interviews, provides a thorough analysis of the current situation facing HRDs and, drawing on key findings, makes specific recommendation.
This is a report of a Human Rights Defenders Conference held in Entebbe, Uganda, from 30 October to 4 November 2005. It provided a unique opportunity for human rights defenders from East Africa and the Horn of Africa to share their experiences, exchange ideas and build networks to support each other. The conference was jointly organized by Amnesty International and the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defender Project (EHAHRDP), based in Kampala. It brought together 43 human rights defenders, including 19 women defenders, from Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Somaliland, Sudan (including South Sudan), Tanzania (including Zanzibar), and Uganda. The conference culminated in the launching of a new Human Rights Defenders Network linking organizations working for human rights in East Africa and the Horn, and the adoption of a Plan of Action.
The African Human Rights Defenders Project is designed to strengthen the work of human rights defenders in Africa by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity for effectiveness in defending human rights. It focuses on West Africa, East Africa...