2021 Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Summit
The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (Southern Defenders), in partnership with Mozambique Human Rights Defenders Network (MHRDN), Advancing Human Rights in Southern Africa (ARISA), UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights Regional Office for Southern Africa (OHCHR ROSA), and Amnesty International, will host the 2021 Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Summit from December 2-4, 2021 in Maputo, Mozambique. The theme for this year’s summit – Defending Rights and Protecting Democracies in the face of Rising Inequality and Authoritarianism – reflects the serious reality and unprecedented risks of persecution of defenders by governments and private actors, who often work together in violating the rights and freedoms of human rights defenders with impunity.
The summit will utilize a hybrid format of both in-person and virtual participation. Please click here to register on Zoom.