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Updates from September 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, Electoral periods are often challenging times for human rights defenders (HRDs), particularly those monitoring elections and those promoting good governance. Cases

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Updates from August 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, On 12 August, we celebrated International Youth Day. Despite the fact that the majority of our continent is younger than 35,

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Updates from July 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, While the world struggles to maintain some semblance of normalcy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, let us refrain from being comfortable with

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Updates from June 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, George Floyd’s murder has sparked unprecedented global outrage. Thousands of people in more than 4,000 cities around the world have made use of their right to peaceful assembly and condemned systemic

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Updates from May 2020

Dear friends and colleagues,  While our offices have partially opened up again and many human rights institutions are slowly resuming their activities in person, our work continues to

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Updates from April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to drastically shape our work. To contain the spread of the virus, most of our team has been working from home, but that is not to say that we have worked less.

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Updates from February 2020!

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.

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Updates from January 2020!

Dear friends and colleagues, 2020 is an auspicious year for women’s and girls’ rights, as we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration –

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