14 November 2019
PBI UK and the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk are delighted to announce the winners of the second Sir Henry Brooke Awards for Human Rights Defenders.
28 October 2019
JOINT PUBLIC STATEMENT24 October 2019
3 October 2019
Over 40,000 people are disappeared across Mexico.Some of these 40,000 may be alive, and some make up the 26,000 bodies that lie unidentified in morgues across the country. The terrifying figures of forced disappearance in Mexico speak not only of the crisis of extreme violence the country is living through, but also of the deep need to address structural injustices that allow human rights violations to continue without investigation or the punishing of those responsible.
29 July 2019
The Human Rights Defenders Toolbox, produced by law firm Simmons & Simmons in collaboration with PBI UK, was nominated for the 2019 Law Society Legal Excellence award for Excellence in Pro Bono.
16 July 2019
In the early hours of the 7th of July 2019, the trans activist and sex worker Bessy Ferrera, was shot dead. Bessy was a member of LGBTQI+ organisation ArcoIris and a focal point within the “Rights Here and Now” Platform.Bessy Ferrera was a transgender and sex rights defender and member of Arcoíris, an organisation that provides support to LGBTI+ persons who are victims of violence, works on awareness initiatives, promotes HIV prevention programmes, and lobbies the Honduran government to advance LGBTI+ rights in the country.
27 June 2019
As pride month reaches its culmination, LGBTI people across the world are participating in marches and events proudly showing they exist and are part of our communities. In many countries, however, LGBTI people are still discriminated against and human rights defenders working so that LGBTI people can enjoy their fundamental rights face threats, attacks and criminalisation.
23 May 2019
Honduras has been named the ‘most dangerous country in Central America for members of the gay and lesbian community’.
10 May 2019
Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.
5 March 2019
Because of their work for human rights, women human rights defenders challenge the traditional gender roles of the patriarchal society that keeps women in the domestic sphere. Consequently, women human rights defenders often suffer from serious public defamation campaigns that aim to damage their reputation, accusing them, among others, of neglecting their family or of being in search of sexual partners. In addition, women human rights defenders are often targets of attacks, threats and harassment, also of a sexual nature.
14 February 2019
19th Feb UPDATE - Obtilia Eugenio Manuel and Hilario Cornelio Castro were released alive on Saturday the 16th of February at 5am. They are with their families and are well. PBI is very grateful for all the immediate actions taken by supporters.February 2019