This broad study of the protection of Human Rights Defenders is presented in two volumes under the general title “Protection of Human Rights Defenders: Best Practices and Lessons Learnt”. This second volume, “Protection Programmes for Defenders”, analyses the practical aspects of protection programmes: the measures they include, how they are structured, and their results.
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FIDH created the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (OBS) in 1997, in partnership with the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT). The objective of this programme is to intervene to prevent or remedy to situations of repression against human rights defenders.
The WHRD IC is a resource and advocacy network for the protection and support of women human rights defenders worldwide.
This book, published by the Center for Victims of Torture – New Tactics in Human Rights Project, is a collection of 80 stories of successful tactics used for human rights work. The stories come from all over the world and range from prevention tactics to intervention tactics, restorative tactics to those that building human rights cultures and institutions.
In this book, Gene Sharp provides a conceptual framework for liberation, determining the most effective ways in which dictatorships can be successfully disintegrated. The publication is a result of many years studying dictatorships, resistance movements, revolutions, political thought, governmental systems, and especially realistic nonviolent struggle.
The goal of this book (2010) is to move beyond surface anecdotes to underlying mechanics: What are the
contextual factors we must consider when evaluating any case of
digital activism? What conceptual framework can we use to analyze the practices of digital activism? What is the value of digital
activism within our global society?
Human rights defenders are increasingly using computers and the Internet. This book (2007) is an introduction to the ever growing and complex world of electronic security.
This handbook, CD, and website, produced from a USIP grant, describes proven strategies and tactics for nonviolent political movements. Based on first hand experience in Serbia and Georgia, the resources provide easily accessible lessons and best practices to front-line practitioners engaged in struggles for freedom around the world. (2009)