This article from the Fellowship of Reconciliation details three major applications of nonviolent action for social change, social defense, and third-party nonviolent intervention, along with examples of each.
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Voices for Creative Nonviolence has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003.
The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) throughout the region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity to effectively defend human rights. EHAHRDP focuses its work on Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia…
The WITNESS Library provides information on video advocacy strategies, gathering field evidence, filming protests and police misconduct, archiving videos, working with survivors of gender and sexual-based violence, and video production basics.
A June 2014 assessment of the digital security status of Environmental Rights Defenders (ERDs) in Sub-Saharan Africa revealed that this group has limited digital security knowledge and remains largely unaware of the digital security loopholes that can be exploited by adversaries to harm them or disrupt their work. This guide has been developed to lead you towards developing a digital security strategy that you can add to other security measures you are taking.
This manual addresses key concepts linked to the legal and physical protection of community-based human rights defenders living and working in remote areas. It also raises awareness of the existence of risks associated to their work, while providing security tools and protection strategies developed by Protection International.
In an attempt to reach out to community-based defenders, the 70-page booklet is written in Thai and contains lively illustrations drawing a parallel between the six-step rice cultivation process and the implementation of security measures. Moreover, the manual allows readers to easily adopt security guidelines into practice.
The Strategic Vision 2020 was used to guide the development of the Live & Learn Vanuatu Strategic Plan. For any vision it is important that it be translated into locally relevant actions that can be realised and result in actual change. The resultant plan is a practical tool which establishes achievable actions that will guide Live & Learn Vanuatu for the next 5 years.
The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) is a coalition of Chinese and international human rights non-governmental organizations. The network is dedicated to the promotion of human rights through peaceful efforts to push for democratic and rule of law reforms and to strengthen grassroots activism in China.
ILAC aims to rebuild justice systems, based on the rule of law and the protection of human rights. As a consortium with a broad membership base involved in technical legal assistance programs, the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) hopes to contribute to a better coordination by providing objective assessments and recommendations accepted by both local…
The WHRDIC movement affirms and validates the essential work of women defenders, while recognizing the unique threats faced by women in their human rights work. WHRDIC enables women human rights defenders around the world to discuss tactics and successes, as well as share resources. WHRDIC also provides a global network of support and solidarity, and…