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Sara Pastor

Added on: May 28, 2019

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2019

PI offers comprehensive protection programmes to develop capacities and strategies that enable HRDs to carry out their work more safely and protect themselves from possible threats or attacks

Protection International (PI) is an international non-profit organization that supports human rights defenders (HRDs) through comprehensive protection programmes. Through these programmes, we aim at (i) empowering defenders build their capacities in order to manage their protection effectively; (ii) influencing duty-bearing authorities to fulfil their obligation to protect them; and (iii) convincing other individuals and institutions with a stake in the protection of human rights defenders to maximise their positive contribution.

We work in partnerships with communities, grassroots civil society organisations and human rights activists worldwide to bring protection strategies for human rights defenders at risk, from remote villages to policy-makers’ offices, to intergovernmental organisations – so that defenders can do their work and build more prosperous and free societies.


Sara Pastor

Policy and Research Officer at Protection International (PI), an international NGO based in Brussels whose mission is to support groups and individuals who defend human rights (HRDs) and who are threatened or criminalized because of their work.