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Detekt is a free tool that scans your Windows computer for traces of FinFisher and Hacking Team RCS, commercial surveillance spyware that has been identified to be also used to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world.
Active Watch is a human rights organization campaigning for open communication in the public interest. They achieve this through the development of research methodologies, intervention and working tools on four areas: freedom of expression, good governance, anti-discrimination and media education. As well as, developing programs, projects, communication campaigns and advocacy, training and public events to…
Cultural Survival advocates for indigenous people’s rights and supports indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience since 1972. Cultural Survival envisions a future that respects and honors Indigenous Peoples’ inherent rights and dynamic cultures, deeply and richly interwoven in lands, languages, spiritual traditions, and artistic expression, rooted in self-determination and self-governance.
The idea of creating a Women’s Fund in Central America was concretized in 2003, as a feminist alternative to face the adverse scenario for development cooperation that was foreseen, especially for social movements and grassroots organizations. In this context, the Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM) is born to support grassroots organizations lead and formed by…
Urban Refugees supports refugee-led organizations to develop their capacity to organize, plan and advocate for themselves. Urban Refugees also uses a collective impact strategy to create global connections between NGOs, academics, refugee-led organizations, urban designers, the private sector and donors, to help them share best practices and work together towards shared goals. Urban Refugees also…
ISHR’s Reprisals Handbook is aimed first and foremost at human rights defenders who interact with regional and international human rights systems.
It highlights the risks that you, as defenders, can face from interacting with international and regional human rights systems, and suggests ways in which you can leverage these systems to provide some degree of protection for yourselves and promote accountability for perpetrators of acts of intimidation or reprisal. In doing so it does not aim to provide a fully comprehensive protection solution, but rather to complement measures that you should also take at the national level.
Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Tor is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law enforcement officers, activists, and many others.
To protect civil society organizations (CSOs) from the application of the legal barriers the following principles seek to articulate what governs and protects CSOs from repressive intrusions by government.
Amnesty International developed Panic Button with the aim of turning an activist’s mobile phone into a secret alarm that can help them to get help fast in an emergency. The app encourages peer-to-peer security planning and response.