GABON: Front Line Defenders' Security Grant has helped improve security and protection of a human rights NGO Brainforest and its members

Brainforest, based in Libreville, Gabon is a human rights organisation working on campaigning on human rights issues, such as rainforest destruction.Members received death threats, and were victim of a defamation campaign. Their offices were broken into in 2008.

Front Line Defenders sent Brainforest a security grant in November 2011. This grant paid for CCTV cameras for the organisation. Marc Ona Essangui of Brainforest gave the following feedback:

The security grants programme is a good opportunity for civil society organisation who are under threats because of their work to improve their security and protection.