Read powerful testimonies reflecting the experience and resistance of activists and communities from across the African continent.

Rise against repression allies

We call on you to

#RiseAgainstRepression

A loose alliance of African organisations, collectives, activists and community groups have come together under the banner Rise Against Repression. Through this call to action, we remember, make visible, and honour the environmental and land rights activists AND communities, with a focus on women, who have died or faced repression because they say NO to the large-scale extraction of natural resources. This International Human Rights Day (December 10, 2020), a living #RiseAgainstRepression Tribute Wall goes live! This is an online repository that shines a light on repression against land and environmental defenders in Africa.

Beatriz Zacarias

Mozambique

Esther Turyahebwa

Uganda

Fikile Ntshangase

South Africa

Ken Saro-Wiwa

Nigeria

Kevin Litsalia & Shinyalu Community

Kenya

Nonhle Mbuthuma

South Africa

Father Vincent Machozi

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The Women Of Chiadzwa

Zimbabwe

Zafihita

Madagascar

The criminalisation & brutal repression of artisanal miners

Zimbabwe

The Choba massacres

Nigeria

Mama Nthuwa (Flower), Cabo Delgado

Mozambique

Hannah Deen, Sahn Malen

Sierra Leone

The brutal slaying of ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe: no justice four years later!

Xolobeni, Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Khelcom Women Fishers Stand Their Ground

Senegal

Remembering the Odi massacre

Nigeria

Eight Tanzanian Uranium Awareness Mission Activists

Malawi

The Grim Reaper: Rape And Murder At The Barrick Gold North Mara Mine

Tanzania

Sarah Namasisi

Uganda

Save Lamu, Raya Famau Ahmed

Kenya

Our call does not end here

Looking ahead, this Pan African platform will continue to monitor, document, and profile testimonies; build solidarity, visibility and support for defenders and communities at risk with an explicit focus to women; and shine a light against repression.