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If you’re taking to the streets to demand justice for the victims of police brutality and homicide, you may want to leave your phone at home. At the same time, it’s a good idea to bring a phone to a protest so you can record what’s happening and get the message out on social media. To reconcile this tension — between wanting to protect your privacy and wanting to digitally document protests and police misdeeds — the safest option is to leave your primary phone, which contains a massive amount of private information about you, at home and instead bring a specially-prepared burner phone to protests. The Intercept’s Micah Lee discusses how to do this at length in this video.
Defending the jungles, mountains, forests and rivers of Latin America has never been this dangerous. Six of the ten most hostile countries for leaders and communities defending the environment and their ancestral lands are located in Latin America, according to UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst’s 2016 report to United Nations. This is why 50 journalists, developers and photo/videographers from ten countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela) teamed up to document to report on episodes of violence against environmental leaders and their communities. The result is this special investigative project with a database compiling 2,367 attacks spanning eleven years (2009-2019) and 29 in-depth stories on individual cases.
The Open Government Partnership brings states together to make their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Find out how civil society groups can be a part of it!
The AHA Foundation is the leading organization working to end honor violence that shames, hurts or kills thousands of women and girls in the US each year, and puts millions more at risk. AHA also works to elevate the status of women and girls globally, so they can create peace and prosperity for themselves, their…
The Human Rights Atlas, originally created by the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (IDCR) at the University of Essex and Mackman, brings together more than 200 different measures of economic, social, political, and legal life in 220 different countries across the world.
This website from the Danish Institute for Human Rights offers guidance and practical tools for conducting, commissioning, reviewing or monitoring human rights impact assessments of business projects and activities.
ECLAC is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world.