Advocacy is key to PBI’s work, and a vital element of international protective accompaniment. PBI advocates at local, regional and international levels for human rights accountability.  

PBI field projects gather on-the-ground information and carry out rigorous and objective analyses of the local human rights situation.  PBI reports, bulletins and other publications contain detailed political analysis as well as providing recommendations for action. These important advocacy materials are disseminated widely through PBI’s network of country groups who play a vital role in PBI’s advocacy efforts.

PBI country groups, working in close collaboration with PBI field projects, organise a vast range of awareness-raising and advocacy-focused events.

These include:

  • speaking tours in Europe and North America during which human rights defenders are able to provide first-hand information to officials, politicians, their peers and the general public;
  • developing international support networks for human rights defenders working in specific fields;
  • organising conferences, round tables and other  events bringing together human rights defenders and decision makers to encourage the exchange of ideas, determine ways in which policy and practice could be improved and inspire positive change.