Ahead of the 47th session of the UN Human Rights
Today, Floribert Chebeya Resource Centre re-opens its doors after being closed for 12
Vanessa Tsehaye started her work as a human rights defender at an early age: at 16, she founded a high school group in support of imprisoned Eritrean journalist Seyoum Tsehaye. Seven years later, the same diaspora organisation, One Day Seyoum, is one of Eritrea’s leading human rights organisations – spear-headed by the now 23-year old Vanessa.
In a letter released today, DefendDefenders and partners call on
February was a hectic month for DefendDefenders with many progressive endeavours. As we continued to monitor the situation for human rights defenders (HRDs) in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region, we particularly followed the progressive, yet fragile, developments in South Sudan.
DefendDefenders joins civil society organisations in calling on the UN Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders.
In its bi-annual report to the African Commission on Human