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Enhancing Advocacy and Action for Human Rights Defenders at Risk in the Philippines

CTR Reference No.

EIDHR  2021/428-698

Title of the project

Enhancing Advocacy and Action for Human Rights Defenders at Risk in the Philippines

Implementing organizations

National Council of Churches in the Philippines, National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers and Pagkakaisa ng mga Biktima para sa Hustisya (HUSTISYA)

Project Location/s


Operational Duration

(start date – end date of activities)

January 3, 2022-January 3, 2024 (36 Months)

Allocated budget

(EU contribution only)

500,000 EUR

Overall and Specific objectives (simplified – for publication)

To strengthen the defense and protection of HRDs in the Philippines, especially women HRDs and to contribute to the efforts to mitigate the risks in their work amidst a worsening climate of impunity. It seeks to promote a Rights Based Approach and gender perspective by raising capacity and skills of the HRDs and support those who are most at risk and those who have become themselves victims of HR violations, in particular women and girls from a broad range of HRDs among land and environmental rights defenders, church people, Indigenous Peoples, lawyers, trade unionists etc.

Main target groups

Human Rights Defenders, mostly women and girls

Main activities (simplified – for publication)

Direct Services to victims, Trainings, Research and Publication

Sustainability of the Project

This project is in partnership with member churches of the NCCP, and members of the NUPL and Hustisya, which will directly benefit and continue the human rights work even after the project. The trainings encourage skills that will enhance the capacity of victims, member of communities and organizations to respond to human rights work and crises.

Target SDGs

GOAL 16 Peace, Justice and strong institutions

Link to more information on the project (website/Facebook page/etc)

(currently updating)