EHAHRDP Journal Article Published on Networks for HRD Protection

EHAHRDP has been published in a special issue on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in the Journal of Human Rights Practice. The special issue contains useful articles from organizations across the globe focused on promoting and protecting the rights of human rights defenders. The Journal of Human Rights Practice is an Oxford Journal with a focus on bridging the gap between human rights practitioners and academicians.

Our article “Networks for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders: Notes from the Field” is an original policy & practice note which explores the historical influences which shaped EHAHRDP/EHAHRDN, the strategies we use in the interrelated areas of HRD protection, advocacy, security management, and capacity building. The article summarises an evolution of thinking and practice over 8 years of work for the service of human rights defenders in the East & Horn of Africa.

The entire special issue of the Journal of Human Rights Practice is available free of charge for the next 3 months at

The EHAHRDP article “Networks for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders: Notes from the Field” is available at


Human Rights Defender of the month: Kasale Maleton Mwaana

Kasale’s human rights activism precedes his years. The son of pastoralist parents from Ngorongoro district in northern Tanzania, he grew up seeing his parents and entire community having to defend their land and way of life against authorities who thought their lands could be put to better use. Now, at 25, Kasale is already one of the most recognizable advocates of his people’s cause, much to the ire of Tanzanian authorities.
“Our people’s struggle goes back many generations. It started with the pushing out of our forefathers from Serengeti to gazette Serengeti National Park in 1959, and then further evictions from the Ngorongoro crater to gazette the Ngorongoro conservation area in 1975. Since then, every generation has had to resist further evictions. It’s now my generation’s turn,” he says.