Welcome to the website of ADDHU - Association for the Defense of Human Rights


“Poverty is the worst form of violence”    

ADDHU – Association for the Defense of Human Rights - is an International NGDO, registered and accredited by the Camões Portuguese Institute for Cooperation and Language, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as an NGO for Development and a Public Utility Institution, according to the articles 8th and 12th, Law 66/98, of October 14th. Our main fields of action are human rights defense and advocacy, humanitarian relief and cooperation for development.

ADDHU was founded in 2006 by Laura Vasconcellos, a writer and university teacher, and her strong will to fight for the liberation of Burma and Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. After having visited this country in 1997, Laura Vasconcellos was firmly determined upon her return home to fulfill the demands she received to “be our voice outside”.

Our objective is to conceive, implement and support projects of information, education and development made to promote the liberties and the protection of the citizen’s rights, in the full respect of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


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Latest News:


Between April 2013 and April 2014, the Wanalea Family has grown! We went from 27 to 31 children!




In Kenya, uniforms are mandatory to attend school, which makes access to education more difficult for poor and vulnerable children, who do not have the means to acquire the necessary uniforms.