Protection International

11, rue de la Linière
1060 Brussels
+32 2 609 44 07

Protection International

Protection International (PI) is an international non-profit organization that supports human rights defenders in developing their security and protection management strategies. Protection International has been working since 2004 with local partners in over thirty countries across the globe .

PI aspires to a world in which fundamental human rights and fundamental freedoms are universally recognized and respected by all, and where everyone has the right to defend these rights and freedoms without fear of threats or attack. Its contribution to that world is to support human rights defenders through comprehensive protection programmes. Its programmes empower defenders build their capacities in order to manage their protection effectively, to allow those that protect them fulfil their obligations, and to convince other individuals and institutions with a stake in the protection of human rights defenders to maximise their positive contribution.

Protection International always works in partnership with defenders. Protection International does not focus on one group of defenders or one issue and is not interested in short-term fixes. Instead, building upon a foundation of research, partnership and field work, PI finds durable solutions to protection issues and build the capacity of defenders to manage their own protection effectively and holistically. PI works in partnerships with communities, grassroots civil society organisations and human rights activists worldwide to bring protection strategies for human rights defenders at risk, from remote villages to policy-makers’ offices, to intergovernmental organisations - so that defenders can do their work and build more prosperous and free societies.

Country(-ies) of operation/intervention in Central Africa: 
Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania
Thematic areas of focus : 
Peace & Security, Women’s participation, Human rights