As the Continent celebrates the 21st anniversary of the AU Constitutive Act, AfricanDefenders and DefendDefenders emphasize the necessity of the Union to reflect on aspiration 5 of its Agenda 2063: An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, shared value, and ethics.
In a letter released ahead of the 48th session of the
Defend Defenders intends to Procure one Motor vehicle to assist in running their work. DefendDefenders(East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) is therefore Inviting Bids from Qualified and Competent Providers to Supply one Motor Vehicle.
In a joint letter released ahead of the UN Human Rights
July was a bittersweet month for us at DefendDefenders. Like everywhere else, COVID19 continued to wreck our lives. On the evening of 26 July, we tragically lost one of us – Mariam Nakibuuka, to the pandemic. Mariam was a valued member of our team, who, until her passing, served as a senior protection associate with our protection and security department.
On 26th July 2021, Mariam Nakibuuka, 35, breathed her last at Uganda’s Kampala hospital, succumbing to the rampaging Covid-19 pandemic. Mariam joined DefendDefenders as an intern in 2015, and rose through the ranks from being a fellow, to a Protection Assistant, and finally to a Senior Protection Associate, at the time of her death.