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PBI-USA is fundraising to help protect human rights defenders at risk during COVID-19

Peace Brigades International-USA could not provide life-saving protection and support to human rights defenders without the generous support of people like you.

This fundraiser will be dedicated to ensuring that PBI-USA can continue to provide human rights defenders with the security and the resources that they need to do their valuable work protecting the environment and defending vulnerable communities, especially during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a human rights organization, we are deeply concerned about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having for at-risk human rights defenders. Many communities where we work are experiencing greater repression at this time. Governments, police forces, paramilitary forces and transnational corporations are taking advantage of the coronavirus lockdowns to harass, persecute, intimidate and kill social leaders, land and environment defenders and human rights activists to silence their voices.

During this time of crisis, our work protecting human rights is even more essential. PBI-USA could not provide life-saving protection and support to human rights defenders without the generous support of people like you.

Help us protect human rights defenders at risk during COVID-19 by donating to our July fundraiser.

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We are asking a few of our key partners to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our work. By becoming a fundraiser for Peace Brigades International-USA, you will help protect human rights defenders working in some of the most dangerous regions of the world .

Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it's fun. We'll even give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference. With your help we can ensure that social leaders, land and environmental defenders have the resources and protection that they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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You can start your own fundraiser via Facebook, or online using our giving platform. There is no fee for the transaction, all of the funds will be used for helping protect human rights defenders.

Watch the video below, to hear from Zia Kandler, a field volunteer in Honduras from 2017-2018, discuss how the COVID-19 crisis is leading to an increase in militarization and persecution around human rights defenders in Honduras.

"Right now, due to the COVID crisis we are seeing the government's use of the increasing militarization to increase stigmatization and persecution around human rights defenders and Honduras. Right now, it is of most importance to be able to continue the work that PBI does in solidarity with human rights defenders and working with the security and protection to allow for more human rights defenders to be able to continue their work in a way that is free of violence and persecution." - Zia Kandler, a field volunteer in Honduras from 2017-2018

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