Global Protection Cluster Coordinator Letter on Protection Clusters’ Human Rights Engagement

I am writing to you today to highlight the importance of and call for stronger human rights engagement for the protection clusters and its members.

Every day, we see across many of your operations how protection issues, you are trying to tackle, need humanitarian, human rights, development, peace and political actors to come together.

While this is not new to us, the current crisis we are facing combined with strong momentum created through the Secretary General Call to Action for Human Rights presents an opportunity for a stronger and more visible drive to ensure that: (i) Human rights defenders and actors use the protection cluster space to advance human rights work as per country specific context and (ii) Protection Clusters and their members use strategically human right systems and mechanisms to address protection issues.