Programme Areas

Resilience and Capacity Building

The network designs and implements interventions that strengthen resilience and capacities of HRDs to carry out their human rights work despite associated risks and threats. Interventions focus on a process of continuous and clear appreciation and analysis of the threats that HRDS…

Prevention, Protection and Re-integration

The network designs and implements rapid, holistic, practical, comprehensive and inclusive 24hr emergency preventive and reactive protection mechanisms for HRDs at high and immediate risk. Its protection mechanisms are devolved, and designed to be effective and gender sensitive…

Research, Advocacy and Visibility

The network systematically identifies and unpacks legal, policy and operational challenges, threats and opportunities for HRDs within the Southern Africa region vis-à-vis the existing AU and UN protection mechanisms to ascertain whether these mechanisms match with the patterns and types of attacks…

Tools and Resources

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