Available below in Arabic, Amharic, English, French, Somali, and Swahili.
Table of contents:
ስለሰብአዊ መብቶች መሟገት: ለሰብአዊ መብት ተሟጋቾች የተዘጋጀ የመረጃ ምንጭ መጽሃፍ (Amharic PDF)
Our security 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.
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.