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This HRC Action Guide is a round-up of information and resources about the child soldiers phenomenon and how international stakeholders – activists, organizers, advocates – can better understand and get involved with local and global efforts to combat this complex issue.

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Grant programs are an important element of many organizations’ response efforts. Grants have been used to: improve security (through the provision of surveillance cameras, bars on windows, security guards, etc.); to purchase equipment (radios, computers, mobile phones); to provide safe transport to meetings or court hearings; to pay for legal and medical fees; to support evacuations to safe houses or; to support temporary relocation for a women human rights defender (WHRD) and her family to another city or country. The following is a list of organizations sorted by region, that will perform grants and relief programs.

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Given the risk of attacks and threats suffered by WHRDs as a direct result of their work and by changes in the context in which this is performed, specialized training on various aspects of safety and protection when facing emergency situations is essential to save their lives and avoid further aggressions. Trainings are intended to build or strengthen the capacity of WHRDs to respond or prevent attacks, as well as other aspects related to comprehensive safety measures, risks assessments, protection strategies, documentation, digital security, among others. The following is a list of organizations sorted by trainings.

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The internet can represent an open door for many kinds of violations to the integrity of women’s human rights advocates if security measures are not adopted. Women defenders in particular face many unique threats and obstacles both offline and online. Technology-related violence against women in particular, is a frightening new reality. The following list of organizations are involved in training, support and advice in relation to digital security, women’s rights and safety online and human rights on the internet.

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This webpage from the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights lists a variety of human rights resources arranged by topic for your convenience. Resources include human rights documents, ABA publications, links to outside entities, and more.

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The following list from the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) International Coalition includes organizations sorted by region that conduct advocacy activities with regional and international human rights mechanisms.

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One way to ensure the safety of human rights defenders is to provide visible recognition to their work through the use of appropriate publicity and raising their profiles in the media. The following is a list of organizations sorted by region that offer awards, fellowships, and sponsorship programs.

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