Strengthening the empowerment, leadership, well-being and autonomy of women human rights defenders in Uganda. Transforming the context to defend human rights in Uganda. Responding to specific individual or collective cases of WHRDs at risk. Their mission is to ensure a safe and secure work environment for women HRDs in order to increase the quality and quantity of…
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A non-profit public interest law clinic which uses the law as an instrument of justice and provides legal services for the vulnerable and marginalized people/communities of South Africa who suffer discrimination by reason of race, class, gender, disability or by reason of social, economic and historical circumstances.
A Pan-African movement of people and organisations, working for justice, peace and dignity. It amplifies broad demands and connecting struggles, building solidarity and cooperation within campaigns for social, economic, environmental and gender justice. It’s current focus areas are: improving accountability and ending corruption, providing support to activists, and promoting the freedom of expression.
Fighting for human rights is risky, and human rights defenders (HRDs) in the East and Horn of Africa are often subject to threats, attacks, and violence. Their vision is a region in which the human rights of every citizen as stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is respected and upheld.
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.
In this report, DefendDefenders examines the work of lawyers to identify their best practices, vulnerabilities, and needs in these rapidly changing environments. This report outlines several avenues governments, donors, and non-governmental organisations can take to help effectively promote the work of lawyers, such as capacity-building activities, and areas of immediate focus like psychosocial support.
Center for Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) is an organization that follows a rights-centered approach to help the democratization process in Ethiopia. CARD focuses on youth’s civic engagement, and promoting conflict-sensitive dialogue through informed freedom of expression, as well as combating disinformation, hate and dangerous speech. CARD is also dedicated grassroots empowerments of the…