> USA 

Interview with the UN Special Rapporteur on HRDs, Michel Forst

PBI interviewed Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders, who told us that “there is a constant fight between government trying to hamper the work of defenders and defenders and civil society organizations trying to invent new forms of defense to protect themselves.” Forst also mentioned how he is “struck by the danger that the defenders are facing in their country in their daily life” and that when he talks with HRDs “many of them were protected by PBI [and] they say that without the presence of your colleagues with them in their daily life, they could not probably dare to stay in the countries, they would have to leave the country.” Find out more about how you can support the work of PBI by clicking here.

For months, members of the Standing Rock Sioux along with members of nearly 100 indigenous sovereign nations from within both the U.S. and Canada have been resisting the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Since the resistance began, protestors, journalists, and observers have faced repression from the state and the situation grows more and more concerning day by day. It is imperative that the international community respond. Click here to read our latest e-newsletter to learn more and get involved


Peace Brigades International deploys teams of international observers providing protective accompaniment to threatened activists in areas of conflict. PBI works at the request of local groups.

Our Field Projects are backed by an international structure comprised of 12 country groups, including Canada, Australia, many European Countries and PBI-USA.

Below are ways to support our work: 
join our mailing list
make a donation
intern with us
, or 
become a field volunteer.

Where PBI Works
We currently have field projects in: 

Make a difference

 Don't let ANYONE stand alone.


Sign Up for Email Updates

Peace Brigades International-USA, P.O. Box 75880 Washington, DC 20013

Phone: (202) 232-0142 | Fax: (202) 232-0143 | E-Mail: info(at)remove-this.pbiusa.org

International Office, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT, U.K. Tel: +44 20 7065 0775
To find your nearest PBI office visit the international contact page