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In this report, DefendDefenders examines the challenges faced by Ethiopian human rights defenders (HRDs) amid the ongoing reform process and makes concrete recommendations for rebuilding a robust and inclusive civil society ahead of elections planned for 2020. Despite some positive developments, serious gaps remain, and rights-based organisations in the country currently lack the capacity to keep pace with these developments. This report outlines several avenues donors and international organisations can use to help effectively rebuild civil society in Ethiopia, such as capacity-building activities, and areas of focus like psychosocial support.

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In this report, DefendDefenders examines the work of lawyers to identify their best practices, vulnerabilities, and needs in these rapidly changing environments. This report outlines several avenues governments, donors, and non-governmental organisations can take to help effectively promote the work of lawyers, such as capacity-building activities, and areas of immediate focus like psychosocial support.

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Did you know that all immigrants, with or without DACA, can make money by starting their own businesses and working for themselves? We’re here to help you learn how to generate income through entrepreneurship and freelancing. Get your #UndocuHustle on!

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The UndocuHealth Project Emergency Toolkit was designed to alleviate not only the stress and anxiety of folks across the nation and keep ours families secure, but also to give the reader tools that will allow them to conduct safe zone events and incorporate stress reducing activities within their community work and daily lives.

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This toolkit was designed to help undocumented students and educator allies work with their institutions to increase the resources and support systems available to undocumented students at their school in such a critical moment in the history of the U.S. – President-elect Trump coming into power. Particularly, this toolkit was created to provide the examples needed for institutions to create sanctuary spaces for their students, parents and educators.

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The diplomatic community can be an important source for protection at the national level. Supporting and protecting HRDs against threats and attacks is often a priority for diplomatic missions of States committed to promoting the rule of law, democracy and human rights in their foreign policy. While there are limits to this support and its impact, diplomatic support for human rights work can contribute to HRD’s protection, and enhance their opportunities for participation and action.

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This handbook is meant for human rights defenders. It summarises the provisions of the EU and Norwegian Human Rights Defenders Guidelines. It also draws on the results of the EU’s own evaluation of the implementation of its Guidelines carried out in the first half of 2006, which stipulated many steps that should be taken to implement the Guidelines. The handbook details the ways in which the EU and Norway have committed themselves to supporting and protecting human rights defenders. It also makes suggestions to HRDs regarding how they might use these Guidelines as tools to improve their security.

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This is a toolkit about burnout and vicarious trauma. It was created on June 6, 2020, with the intention of providing resources for self-care and healing amid the very necessary work of organizing specifically against anti-Black racism and police brutality, though these principles apply to any kind of movement work, and these movements are intersectional. This is a toolkit for organizers, students, parents, allies, and anyone for whom its message resonates.

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