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The Environmental Defenders demand UN Bodies hold the DR Congo government accountable for the severe conditions faced by Environmental Defenders and human rights activists

The year 2024 will be significant for the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s membership in United Nations (UN) entities, since the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the country is scheduled to occur at the end of 2024. The United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group will assess the human rights situation […]


Women and girls from Uganda’s Lake Albert region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo observed the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Environmental Defenders organized a number of events between November 25 and December 10 to promote women’s rights among the fishing villages in the Lake Albert region of Uganda and the DR Congo. Public education and outreach about gender-based violence, especially against women and girls, which is at its worst among local communities in the Lake […]