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Updates from June 2022

Dear Colleagues, Greetings from DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) and AfricanDefenders (Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network). I also bring you

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Updates from May 2022

Dear friends, Welcome to yet another edition of our newsletter. Internationally, May is recognised as Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is a major concern

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Updates from March 2022

Dear friends, This month, we marked the annual International Women’s Day with a call for the elimination of gender barriers in environmental conservation and the

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Updates from December 2021

Dear Comrades and Friends, 2021 was a busy year for human rights defenders globally. With conflicts raging in Ethiopia and Sudan, a still fragile transition

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Updates from November 2021

November started on a promising note, after the UN Human Rights Council, at our and our colleague civil society organisations’ urging, on 5 November 2021 held a special session to assess the human rights implications of the 25 October military coup in Sudan, and adopted a resolution reinstating Sudan on the council’s agenda.

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Updates from October 2021

The final quarter of the year is one of the busiest periods at DefendDefenders. This is also heightened by the deteriorating situation in Sudan and Ethiopia that continues to destabilize an already delicate region.

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Updates from September 2021

September has been quite a busy month for us. Through our office in Geneva, we have since 13 September, been actively engaged in the 48th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC48) which runs until 8 October. You can read our oral statements to the council here.

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