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Last update: May 5, 2022 Last update: 05 May, 2022

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Legal residence: Belgium
Types: NGO NGO
Funding agencies: EC, SIDA, Other, Government, NPO
Sectors: Democratization, Human Rights Democratization, Human Rights
Nr. of employees: 51-200
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Status: Active

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Protection International is an international, non-profit organisation that brings protection strategies and security management tools to human rights defenders at risk. Since 2004, Protection International has been working with local partners in over thirty countries throughout the world.

Protection International envisions a world where human rights and fundamental freedoms are universally recognized and respected, and where everyone has the right to defend these rights and freedoms without fear of threats or attack.

Our mission is to support human rights defenders through comprehensive protection and preventive security programmes. Our programmes help defenders to build their capacities in order to manage their protection effectively. Moreover, our actions aim at  encouraging key stakeholders to protect human rights defenders and promote the right to defend human rights. Finally, our interventions involve all other positive and negative stakeholders, either individuals or institutions, with a stake in the protection of human rights defenders to maximise their positive contribution and change any negative perception and attitude towards human rights defenders and their work. Protection International always works in partnership with defenders and with local grassroots organisations. However, the organisation also tries, whenever possible, to involve also the institutional levels, thus engaging in its protection work also local and national authorities as well as National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs).

Currently, Protection Internatonal works through projects and services, the last being consultancy services offered to human rights defenders organisations that reach out to us for support to design their security plans and stregthen their comprehensive preventive security and protection skills and knowledge (https://protectioninternational.org/en/our-work/how/expert-services). In addition, the organisation also offers e-learning courses that are on-line trainings on security and protection management for defenders and social organizations (https://e-learning.protectioninternational.org/?lang=en).

The main countries of interventions are Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand and Indonesia. However the organisation can provide its services in almost every country of the world thanks to a team of senior advisors, experts in security management, who can be deployed where needed. Finally, the organisation is starting working with  Human Rights Defenders in Europe to support them in the challanges they face.

Protection International is a partner of ProtectDefenders.eu and of the European Union Human Rights Defenders Mechanism, established to protect defenders at high risk and facing the most difficult situations worldwide. This consortium of 12 international and regional human rights organisations implement the European Human Rights Mechanism.

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