Groundbreaking Initiative to bolster shared learning and strategizing by African Activists

ARUSHA, TANZANIA – A group of African human rights activists from across the continent today begin a groundbreaking new programme intended to re-energize them and their struggles. The Activist-In-Residence (AiR) programme, currently in its pilot phase, is a month-long opportunity for the activists to catch their breath, step back and

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Africans Rising Calls for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Pastor Evan Mawarire

MEDIA STATEMENT 28 June, 2017 Africans Rising Calls for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Pastor Evan Mawarire Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity condemns in the strongest termsthe arbitrary arrest of Zimbabwean activist Pastor Evan Mawarire, and other Zimbabweanswho face such repression for exercising their democratic right to

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Africans Rising Launches Activist-in-Residence Programme

Activists, human rights defenders and civil society leaders face multilevel challenges and barriers that often leave many feeling frustrated as they struggle to achieve their goals and usually, sets one of the path to burn out.
What is most needed in these situations is a chance to catch their breath, step back and take stock of their work in order to emerge re-energized to tackle their challenges in their day-to-day efforts in new ways.