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ABOUT
US

HISTORY & MISSION.

Founded as a blog and podcast in 2021, Global Rights Defenders' became an NGO in 2022 and grounded her work in research and advocacy efforts to promote the protection of refugee and human rights worldwide.

VISION

Determine sustainable solutions to the global refugee crisis through strengthening migration governance measures as established in the Global Compact for Refugees and its Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework.

MISSION

Create an inclusive society for all, where displaced populations can enjoy their full economic rights, and be shielded from discriminatory practices as defined and prohibited in the 1951 Refugee Convention  and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

GOAL

Empower displaced populations to achieve socio-economic independence and self-reliance, and to build their capacities to ensure that their rights, freedoms and dignities are being upheld and valued.

REFUGEE CRISIS

Migration Governance for Refugees

OUR WORK

The 2015 European Migration Crisis spurred international attention regarding support for both refugee populations and host countries. In 2015, over 1 million refugees and migrants reached European shorelines from the Mediterranean Sea, mostly landing in Greece andItaly, with relatively smaller numbers in Spain and Malta. Majority of whom were displaced by war and conflict, in search of better lives for themselves and their families.

 

This initiated global conversations about how to provide better support to both refugees and to host countries, so that individuals would not feel as compelled to travel extreme distances to safely resettle.

International leaders met in New York in 2016, to convene the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. This established the Global Compact for Refugees (GCR) and its corresponding Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) which outlined predictable and equitable responsibility-sharing - in recognition that solutions to refugee situations require international attention.

 

The CRRF outlined:

1. Ease pressure on host countries;
2. Enhance refugee self-reliance;
3. Expand access to third-country solutions; and
4. Support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity.


As of 2018, eight African countries committed to implementing tenets within the CRRF. These pilot countries are Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Somalia.

Global Rights Defenders is committed to understanding the gaps and challenges pilot countries have in implementing the CRRF, procuring research for future policy recommendations.

CORE VALUES

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We strive for an inclusive society for displaced, marginalized and vulnerable populations

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We aim to empower displaced populations through our core pillars

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We will uphold high standards in all aspects of our work and conduct ourselves with honesty and in an ethical manner

We will work alongside relevant actors to propel our mission and increase chances for success

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We will be transparent in all aspects of our work to ensure partners, the public and all those who engage with us

Inclusion

Empowerment

Professionalism
&
Accountability

Collaboration

Transparency

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PARTNERS.

Global Rights Defenders is proud to have International and Refugee-led partners.

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REFUGEE-LED IN KENYA

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Sustainable Development Goals

At Global Rights Defenders we are committed to doing our part to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Specifically, our work is guided by the following SDGs.

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