Peace Brigades International (PBI) UK Section

Supporting at-risk human rights movements

Around the world, activists risk their livelihoods, their liberty and sometimes their lives to challenge injustice and stand up for human rights We know that solidarity with activists will change the world. Together, let's help their movements to grow, their voices be heard, and secure their safety

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1101016)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£14,100

Donations

50

Championed by Human Rights Fund

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups

Location

Multiple locations

Situation

Each day human rights defenders speak out they risk attack, abduction, and assassination. Over 300 defenders were murdered for their peaceful human rights work in 2020, and thousands more faced threats and violence from those who benefit from an unjust status quo. The defenders most at risk are also often the ones with the fewest resources working on grassroots campaigns such as the protection of sacred Indigenous land, securing LGBT+ rights, and upholding the rule of law.

Solution

Every day, we help people to safely claim their rights. We work in partnership with community activists to protect and support them as they demand human rights, peace, and justice. We run innovative training programmes that strengthen their skills and security so they can grow their movements, campaign to change the laws and practices that put activists at risk, work with our legal experts to provide pro bono support and amplify their demands and expertise to find solutions to global crises.

  • PBI offers the possibility to stay alive. Sometimes I feel death getting closer and breathing down my neck... PBI gives me and other human rights defenders in Mexico the chance to wake up alive each day. I feel very grateful for that.

    — Cristina Auerbach, Director of Pasta de Conchos Family Organisation - Mexico

  • We started as four human rights defenders. We were joined by PBI, and through that progressive engagement we now have a network of 30 social justice centres in the country

    — Steve Kinuthia, Paralegal Coordinator - Kenya