PBI provides protection through our advocacy work. Our activities help create the right security, policy and political environments in which defenders can carry out their work. In the UK we build political, legal and diplomatic networks that can be mobilised at short notice to provide much needed support and provide defenders with a platform they otherwise would not have, to amplify their voices, ensuring that their calls for rights and freedoms are heard by those who can make a difference.

The effectiveness of PBI’s protective accompaniment is ensured by the network of supporters and political contacts through which we keep the international community aware of the security situation of the individuals, organisations and communities we accompany and advocate for political decision makers to use their influence on behalf of human rights defenders.

Our political networks provide an emergency support system for threatened defenders, opportunities for direct dialogue between human rights defenders and key decision makers, and channels through which PBI contributes to international debate on human rights issues. The advocacy of PBI country groups is crucial in raising the profile of PBI’s work and extending our support networks.



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