“PBI is an amplifier of the dedication and passion of human rights defenders”: Brandon McNally on his time with PBI in Kenya
As Peace Brigades International approaches its 40th anniversary in 2021, we are sharing the reflections of past volunteers from Canada who accompanied at-risk defenders in various PBI project countries over the years.
Brandon McNally, who is originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, accompanied defenders with the Peace Brigades International-Kenya Project in 2016-17.
Brandon tells us:
“Peace Brigades International is an amplifier of the dedication and passion of human rights defenders, standing in solidarity with the courageous individuals working to make our world a more just and peaceful place.”
A Rotary Club profile of Brandon highlights:
“Following his undergraduate [degree in political science at the University of Lethbridge], Brandon worked for Peace Brigades International in Kenya as a field officer. Brandon assisted in providing security assessments, accompaniments, advocacy, as well as recommending and fulfilling non-violent protection measures. During his master’s [degree studies in international relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands] Brandon was appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors.”
Please consider making an online donation to PBI-Canada to help us continue to support the work of human rights defenders. Accompaniment continues to be critically needed in helping to make space for peace.