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Rights Group PIA launches African hub

Move likely to benefit HRDs at risk, especially women

In Summary

• NGO works with local partners to support human rights defenders at risk

Protection International Africa launched its Africa Hub at the Belgian ambassador's Muthaiga residence. 

PIA board chairperson Gitahi Githuku presided alongside Belgian Deputy Ambassador Ivan Feys.

Headquartered in Brussels, Protection International is a Belgian NGO that has been working with local partners across the globe since the late nineties to support human rights defenders at risk, especially women. It does so by developing their security and protection management strategies. 

Also present at the launch were KNHCR commissioner Jedidah Wakon​yo, PI CEO Liliana de Marco and Kenyan and African human rights defenders.

KNHCR commissioner Jedidah Wakonyo
KNHCR commissioner Jedidah Wakonyo
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Official launch of PI Africa
Official launch of PI Africa
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PIA chairman Gitahi Thuku
PIA chairman Gitahi Thuku
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PI CEO Liliana de Marco and PIA's Lily Mburu
PI CEO Liliana de Marco and PIA's Lily Mburu
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Portraits of Africa's human rights defenders at the ambassador's residence
Portraits of Africa's human rights defenders at the ambassador's residence
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Belgium Deputy Ambassador Ivan Feys
Belgium Deputy Ambassador Ivan Feys
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