Ahead of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights
Foni Joyce has engaged in humanitarian work since the age of 20, when she joined a refugee student organisation to amplify the voices of refugees. Originally from South Sudan, Foni grew up as a refugee in Nairobi, Kenya, but she makes it clear that ‘refugee’ is merely a legal definition: “I firstly define myself as a human being who has been uprooted.”
The United Nations’ (UN) top human rights body, the Human
In a new report published today, DefendDefenders analyses the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) and civil society in South Sudan after the signature of the 2018 Revitalised Peace Agreement and formation, in early 2020, of a national unity government.
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.
Photo credit: 2011 Reuters At a side event on the
This week, we commemorate the International Women’s Day 2020 and
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.