£480

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Peace Brigades International UK Section

Shoulder to Shoulder with Human Rights Defenders

2018 marked 20 years since the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. Despite the promise of the Declaration, over 3,500 defenders have been killed since 1998. This is why we launched Shoulder to Shoulder with Human Rights Defenders.
Charity Registration No: 1101016

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In 2018, civil society marked the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. While the Declaration recognised the crucial role defenders play in upholding human rights, its framework has not prevented the killing of over 3500 defenders in the 20 years since. Many more continue to suffer escalating threats, attacks and criminalisation. If we are to build protections that are fit for purpose for the next 20 years, we must listen to the voices of at-risk defenders as they reflect on the successes and failures of the current system. This is why we are launching our campaign to stand Shoulder to Shoulder with Human Rights Defenders.

In 2019 PBI UK will be working tirelessly to advocate and engage with the UK government, to insist they step up their efforts to protect defenders.

In addition, we will be working hard to raise awareness of the issues faced by defenders among the public. We aim to build a groundswell of public support in favour of human rights defenders, to strengthen our calls for progress and foster lasting change.

However, we need your support to ensure this can happen. PBI has been providing direct protection to human rights defenders on the ground for over 35 years. Yet in the midst of a global trend of closing civil society space, we urgently need to increase our work at the international level, to secure the systematic change that is necessary to improve protections for every human rights defender globally. If you share our vision of a world where individuals and communities can defend their fundamental rights without fear of reprisals and violence then please consider donating to our campaign.  

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Anonymous

6 months ago

Anonymous

6 months ago

£50.00

+ £12.5 Gift Aid

Sara Chandler

7 months ago

This is absolutely vital work, and we must all do what we can to support PBI in accompanying human rights defenders.

£100.00

+ £25 Gift Aid

Anonymous

8 months ago

£100.00

+ £25 Gift Aid

Anna Clyne

8 months ago

Keep up the amazing work

£20.00

+ £5 Gift Aid

About the charity

Peace Brigades International UK Section
Peace Brigades International UK Section

PBI UK provides life-saving support to Human Rights Defenders. Human Rights Defenders risk their livelihoods, their liberty and in many cases their lives fighting for basic rights. PBI stands shoulder to shoulder with at-risk defenders to keep defenders alive and help their activism thrive.

Charity Registration No: 1101016

http://www.peacebrigades.org.uk

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Shoulder to Shoulder with Human Rights Defenders

Peace Brigades International UK Section