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Defenders in Focus (July-December 2011) Newsletter

Dear Members, Partners and Friends,

Please find here the most recent issue of EHAHRDP Newsletter “Defenders in Focus” compiled for the benefit of members and partners of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (EHAHRD-Net).

The newsletter offers an overview of some of the activities which EHAHRDP has undertaken from July to December 2011 and gives an outlook on upcoming events.

As the Secretariat, we would like to encourage active involvement of all members in the work of the Network and welcome your suggestions, comments and recommendations both on passed and forthcoming activities.


Hassan Shire Sheikh

Defenders in Focus


Human Rights Defender of the month: Apollo Mukasa

Apollo Mukasa’s journey into activism is deeply rooted in his commitment to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs). As the Executive Director of Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD), Apollo is a driving force behind initiatives aimed at combating discrimination among PWDs. UNAPD was established in 1998 as a platform for voicing concerns of persons with physical disabilities to realise a barrier free environment where they can enjoy their rights to the fullest.