The situation of Human Rights Defenders in Sudan
Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) face a variety of challenges,
Amid its 2021 general election, Uganda was disconnected from the internet entirely.
Throughout 2020, further shrinking of civic space was witnessed across the region, exacerbated
by the COVID-19 pandemic. Human rights defenders (HRDs) were disproportionately affected by
increased restrictions on freedom of peaceful assembly, expression, and access to information.
While new regulations were enacted to curb the spread of the virus and misinformation, they were
also used to silence opposing voices and curtail protest movements, spurred on by increased
police violence during COVID-19 lockdowns in countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.
In a new report launched today, Open the Doors! Towards