Peace Brigades International provides life-saving support to protect human rights defenders from attacks on their lives and liberty.

We use a model of integrated protection - combining highly visible accompaniment on the ground to monitor and deter attacks with capacity-building and training to help threatened human righs defenders develop self-protection strategies.

This unique model is reinforced by our advocacy work. We are one of the only organisations that can advocate at all levels - from the soldier at a local checkpoint to the leaders of the UN. Our activities help create the right security, policy and political environments in which defenders can carry out their work.

In addition, we work to raise the profile of the human rights defenders we accompany and create platforms through which they can explain their struggles in their own words to an international audience.

Watch this short film to learn more about PBI's accompaniment work and the inspiring people we accompany.

Bearing Witness from PBI UK on Vimeo.