PBI is a leading NGO working to protect human rights and environmental defenders at risk. Each day human rights defenders speak out for the rights of others and the future of our planet. Each day they risk their livelihoods, their liberty and, in many cases, their lives. Attacks, abductions, and assassinations are on the increase - over 350 peaceful defenders were murdered for their peaceful human rights work in 2021, and thousands more faced threats, harassment, and wrongful arrest.
No other organisation in the world supports threatened human rights and environmental defenders in the way PBI does. We stand alongside these brave activists, we learn from them, and echo their call. We keep them safe, and we work to ensure their voices are heard.
We provide life-saving support to community leaders, environmentalists and other human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous countries in the world, with field projects in Latin America, Asia and Africa.