2019 SOUTHERN AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS SUMMIT REPORT. “Reflecting Innovating And Co-creating A Sustainable Protection Agenda Based On Trends And Opportunities”

The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN)  in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Advancing Rights in Southern Africa (ARISA), World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS Alliance) and Lifeline held the 2019 HRDs summit from the 27 – 30th of November 2019 The summit was held under the theme; “Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Southern Africa: Reflecting, innovating and co-creating a sustainable protection agenda based on trends and opportunities.”  It was attended by over 100 HRDs, policymakers, and human rights experts from eleven Southern African countries and various organisations. 

The project was made possible through the support from OSISA and Ford Foundation.
Please download the process report of the 2019 SADC HRDs Summit below