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This December, ISHR will raise money to provide invaluable skills and resources to courageous activists from around the globe and make real their hopes and agenda for a better world.

Human rights defender’s story: Mauricio Ochieng’ from Kenya

"So I saw the need of engaging different activists and human rights defenders across the region to make sure that this kind of arrest should not happen to anybody because of their gender identity or sexual orientation." Mauricio Ochieng' is a transgender activist and a SOGIESC human rights defender from the Western part of Kenya.

Elect to stand up for civil society

To achieve its promise of a peaceful and fair world, the UN needs to bring diverse and expert voices to the table. Yet, all too often human rights organisations are being denied entry to UN debates. In five months time there's the chance to change the gatekeepers. Elections to the UN Committee on NGOs provide that opportunity. Get involved!

ACHPR 69: Protect women human rights defenders in Sudan

During each ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (‘The African Commission’), Commissioners present their activity reports which provides an overview of the work done in between two sessions. On 23 November 2021, the Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and Focal point on reprisals presented his report.

ACHPR 69: Periodic Review of the Republic of Namibia

Despite Namibia taking several progressive measures to promote and protect human rights, the country continues to enforce repressive laws that infringe on the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, commercial sex workers and other vulnerable groups.