• 20 February 2020
    Women human rights defenders across the world are fighting for positive change in their communities. They share many challenges experienced by their male counterparts but face additional obstacles because they undermine the status quo twice over: through their work in its own right, and through their implicit challenge to accepted norms about the role of women in society.
  • 17 February 2020
    On 10 February 2020 Patrick Grady MP tabled an early day motion (EDM) in parliament on the critical situation in Colombia for human rights defenders.
  • 17 February 2020
     Social justice under attack as defenders continue to be criminalised
  • 31 January 2020
    Peace Brigades International UK director Susi Bascon has produced four films directed by photojournalist and filmmaker Manu Valcarce, to kick-start the latest multi-media project from the organisation: Right to Defend: Portraits of Resilience, Hope and Solidarity.
  • 28 January 2020
    Honduras is one of the deadliest countries in the world to be an LGBTI+ human rights defender.Arcoíris is an organisation working with the LGBTI community in Honduras.
  • 13 January 2020
    2019 saw the growth of social movements across the world; from environmentalists to feminists, people from different countries, different ages and different world views took the decision to actively make their voices heard and to participate in the construction of dynamic democracies.
  • 10 December 2019
    In celebration of International Human Rights Day, we are proud to announce the release of ‘The Defenders’, a short film by Manu Valcarce exploring the experience of being a human rights defender in countries where the rule of law is fragile.
  • 2 December 2019
    UK Government Support for HRDs: Our latest campaign
  • 20 November 2019
    Browse our impact report to learn more about our work in 2018-19, such as with land and environmental defenders and freedom of the press.Download it here
  • 14 November 2019
    Last Thursday, PBI UK and the Alliance for Lawyers at Risk announced the winners of the second Sir Henry Brooke Awards for Human Rights Defenders.