DefendDefenders call for applications from tech-savvy & creative people for our Ttaala project

Deadline: 17 January 2020Start: As soon as possibleLocation: RemotelyType: Consultancy  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Background DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) is a regional non- governmental organisation (NGO) based in Kampala, Uganda, that seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders throughout the sub-region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution […]

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Deadline: Sunday 19 January 2020 Location: Kampala, UgandaStart: February 2020   Background DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) is a regional non- governmental organisation (NGO) based in Kampala, Uganda, that seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders throughout the sub-region by reducing their vulnerability […]

End of Year Statement 2019

Dear friends and colleagues, 2019 has been a busy and fruitful year for DefendDefenders and AfricanDefenders. As we near the end, I would like to take some time to reflect on our achievements and challenges during the course of this year. I am happy to report that these eventful 12 months were diligently spent enhancing […]

Resolution on the Establishment of the Ethiopian Human Rights Defenders Coalition

We, the undersigned human rights defenders (HRDs) and organisations, meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the initiative of DefendDefenders (the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project), and in collaboration with Association of Human Rights in Ethiopia (AHRE), Consortium of Ethiopian Human Rights Organisations (CERO), and Ethiopian Human Rights […]

Communiqué: Claiming Spaces for Ethiopian Human Rights Defenders

In celebration of Human Rights Defenders Day (9 December) and International Human Rights Day (10 December), DefendDefenders and more than 60 human rights defenders (HRDs) gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the occasion of the 2019 edition of DefendDefenders’ annual flagship event, Claiming Spaces: Tactical Tools for Human Rights Defenders (9-13 December 2019). The forum […]

Claiming Spaces: Equipping Ethiopian Human Rights Defenders with Tactical tools

In commemoration of International Human Rights Defenders Day and International Human Rights Day, celebrated on 9 and 10 December respectively, DefendDefenders hosted 70 Ethiopian human rights defenders (HRDs) for its flagship event, Claiming Spaces: Tactical Tools for Human Rights Defenders. The event, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 9-13 December 2019, aims to equip […]

The Three Women

A campaign about African women human rights defenders and courage in relation to 16 Days of Activism. By DefendDefenders & AfricanDefenders Illustrations: Primordial M Story: Gentrix Barasa   The Story of Martha (1:3)  Listen to the podcast here:  A woman could be heard screaming from a distance in the town square. The distinct sound of a whip hitting […]

Human Rights Defender of the Month: Brenda Kugonza

Brenda Kugonza has fought for women’s rights in Uganda for more than 13 years, and is currently the Executive Director of Women Human Rights Defenders Network-Uganda (WHRDN-U). “As a defender, you lose friends and family members – they don’t want to be associated with someone who brings them shame. We are viewed as women with bad manners and I struggle daily with discrimination,” she affirms.