Sophia Kerridge on being a Trustee at PBI UK

Sophia Kerridge on being a Trustee at PBI UK:

"I became a Trustee at PBI in the autumn of 2015. I was already familiar with the work of PBI because I had worked in the Colombia field team between 2012 and 2014.

New toolbox for defenders working on business and human rights

PBI UK and Simmons & Simmons launch toolbox for defenders working on business and human rights

June 2018 - This week marks the launch of an innovative new resource for defenders working on issues regarding business and human rights. It was produced by law firm Simmons & Simmons in collaboration with PBI UK.

Hannah Stoate - Why I’ve chosen to be a field volunteer with PBI Kenya

I first heard about PBI when I went for coffee with a colleague who had offered to give me career advice. Navigating a career in human rights can be difficult and knowing where to look for opportunities can be one of the most challenging aspects. My colleague had herself previously volunteered with PBI and she felt it would be a good match for me.

Adventure, Frustration and Hope

Former PBI Volunteers Share their Experiences at First Meeting of PBI Alumni Network

Tense encounters with paramilitaries in the Colombian jungle, 10-hour meetings, exhumations and festivities in remote Guatemalan villages, the stresses and joys of communal life, emergency evacuations of threatened human rights defenders, the meaning of solidarity, and a constant emotion

The future of defender protection

“Everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, to promote and to strive for the protection and realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms.”                            

- UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders

 

Events

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Please visit our fundraising page for future fundraising events. 

 

Past Events:

24th March 2019: London Landmarks Half Marathon. Find out more here

Invisible Mandelas film

“I don't think we need a magic wand. We need to exert pressure, we need to exercise citizenship, and with this we will succeed." - Dina Meza. Journalist. Honduras

While human rights defenders make invaluable contributions to upholding justice and the rule of law, these ‘Invisible Mandelas’ often do not receive the global recognition they deserve and require for their safety. Building the visibility, credibility, and legitimacy of defenders is crucial in reducing the risks they face, and allowing them to continue their vital work.

From Colombia to Kenya: women defy all odds to bring about justice and change

International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements in the political and social spheres, while also serving as a reminder that the fight for true gender equality is still far from over. Every day, PBI witnesses the actions and impacts of courageous women who take a stance against injustice and the violation of their rights. 

Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2017

24 January 2017 marked the seventh Day of the Endangered Lawyer. While this year’s focus will be on China, we also want to take this day as an opportunity to highlight the situation for lawyers in the countries where PBI works.

Lawyers challenging those responsible for human rights violations pay an extremely high price - they may have their work obstructed, be followed, watched, harassed, subjected to spurious prosecutions, killed or ‘forcibly disappeared’.

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