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Defending the Defenders
The Global Witness report recorded 227 lethal attacks in 2020 on people defending their homes, their land, and livelihoods. One such person was Fikile Ntshangase.

Join us as we discuss the violence faced by environmental defenders from South Africa, Southern Africa and globally, and explore the issues and solutions in defending the defenders.


Kirsten Youens - Environmental Justice lawyer // Founder and Executive Director at ALL RISE Attorneys for Climate Justice // Legal representative for MCEJO

Mary de Haas - Interventionist human rights worker and violence monitor in KZN, South Africa

Arnold Tsunga - Chairperson for Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network // Country Director for National Democratic Institute in Zimbabwe

Mary Lawlor - United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders // Founder of Frontline Defenders

Dr Rowan Williams - Inspire Dialogue Foundation Trustee // Former Archbishop of Canterbury // Retired master of Magdalene College, Cambridge University

Louis Wilson - Senior Communications Advisor at Global Witness

Facilitated by:

Simphiwe Sidu - Regional Legal Advisor for Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network

Oct 22, 2021 02:00 PM in Johannesburg

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