Peace Brigades International UK provides life-saving support to human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous countries in the world. Human Rights Defenders speak out for the rights of others and as a result their livelihoods, their liberty and in many cases their lives are put at risk. PBI provides support, training and international volunteers to accompany at-risk defenders to keep defenders alive and help their activism thrive. PBI also provides protection through our advocacy work to create an enabling environment for defenders voices to be heard.
PBI and the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk provide protection and support to human rights defenders in Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya and Nepal. Their work includes:
-Sending field volunteers to provide protective accompaniment to at-risk human rights defenders;
-Advocacy and policy work on behalf of at-risk human rights defenders, including with the EU, UN and Organization of American States; and
-Providing training to human rights defenders in affected communities.
Human Rights Defenders are incredibly brave and courageous individuals, who risk their lives in order to defend the rights of the most vulnerable communities.
The support provided by PBI can be life-saving:
"The death sentences against each and every one of us have not been carried out, only because we are not alone, because we have Peace Brigade International's accompaniment and unconditional defence" - Francisco Campo, CREDHOS, Colombia.
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