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In this report, DefendDefenders examines the challenges faced by Ethiopian human rights defenders (HRDs) amid the ongoing reform process and makes concrete recommendations for rebuilding a robust and inclusive civil society ahead of elections planned for 2020. Despite some positive developments, serious gaps remain, and rights-based organisations in the country currently lack the capacity to keep pace with these developments. This report outlines several avenues donors and international organisations can use to help effectively rebuild civil society in Ethiopia, such as capacity-building activities, and areas of focus like psychosocial support.

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The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression was founded in 1973 in Chicago, Illinois to mount organized action against unjust treatment of individuals because of race or political beliefs. Its founding grew out of the struggle to free Angela Davis from a racist frame-up on murder charges surrounding the aborted attempt by Jonathan Jackson…

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Founded in Seoul in 1996, The Citizens’ Alliance for North Korea (NKHR) is the world’s first and oldest NGO Devoted fully to the advancement of human rights in North Korea. NKHR aims to create a solid foundation for the reunification of North and South Korea. NKHR have played a significant role in making the North…

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KARAPATAN is an alliance of individuals, groups and organizations working for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines. Its founders and members have been at the forefront of the human rights struggle in the Philippines since the time of Marcos’ martial law regime.Is an alliance of human rights organizations and programs, human…

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Organization logo: Justice Human Rights Organization

Justice Human Rights Organization was founded on the basis of equality, respect, freedom and human dignity. It aims to be the voice of those who suffer from injustices everyday. It investigates abuses, expose the facts widely, and apply peaceful pressure tactics on those with power to respect rights and secure justice.

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Organization logo: European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR)

The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) fosters awareness of and support for human rights and democracy in the Gulf region.

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Organization logo: International Campaign for Freedom in the United Arab Emirates (ICFUAE)

The International Campaign for Freedom in the United Arab Emirates (ICFUAE) was launched to support political activism and democratic reform in the UAE. The ICFUAE campaigns for respect for human rights, the release of all political prisoners, an end to torture of those detainees, support for an independent judiciary and support for progress towards a…

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Organization logo: International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR)

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) is an independent, non-governmental organization founded in 2008. Based in Brussels, IPHR works closely together with civil society groups from different countries to raise human rights concerns at the international level and promote respect for the rights of vulnerable communities.

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