Collection of resources for human rights defenders and activists to draw on as they start their movements, build support, and
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This document was created by a grassroots group, Takoma Park Mobilization, for U.S. government employees who want to better know their rights inside and outside the workplace and to think about strategies for balancing their obligations as federal employees and their professional or personal values.
Security First was established in 2013 with the aim of making it easier for human rights defenders to work safely. They have launched a free, open-source app called Umbrella that provides human rights activists, humanitarians and journalists with all the latest tools and advice on how to operate securely. As well as building Umbrella they…
Honoring and extending the legacy of Robert L. Bernstein, the Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law promotes cutting-edge research, advocacy and education on human rights issues around the world, with priority accorded to closed and closing societies. The Institute embraces a holistic approach to the advancement of human rights, deepening engagement…
A Human Rights Defender (HRD) is a person or group that works on the front lines to promote and protect human rights. Because Human Rights Defenders are directly challenging human rights abuses by governments and private parties, their own rights can be endangered. This resource sheet is designed specifically for Human Rights Defenders, providing information about safety and security, emergency assistance for at-risk HRDs, and advocacy tools.
Security in-a-box is a collaborative effort of the Tactical Technology Collective and Front Line. It was created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of advocates and human rights defenders. Security in-a-box includes a How-to Booklet, which addresses a number of important digital security issues. It also provides a collection of Hands-on Guides, each of which includes a particular freeware or open source software tool, as well as instructions on how you can use that tool to secure your computer, protect your information or maintain the privacy of your Internet communication.