About PBI Country Groups

The work of PBI’s 13 country groups in Europe, the Americas and Australia (associated Country Group) is integral to the effectiveness of our protection of human rights defenders in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico and Nepal.

PBI country groups:

  • find, prepare and support field volunteers
  • build support networks to prevent or  respond to threats against human rights defenders
  • fundraise for their own work and that of projects
  • raise the profile of human rights defenders and PBI through publications and public events
  • participate in wider peace and human rights forums
  • advocate for national and international human rights protection
  • coordinate speaker tours for representatives of human rights defenders that we accompany

>> Read more about the work of PBI's Country Groups

Get involved with a local Country Group

Many countries do not have an official PBI Country Group but have small networks of individuals that may be able to help. If you are interested in starting a local group please contact us.