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A new study reveals that catastrophic mine waste failures are increasing in frequency, severity, and costs all around the world. The authors point toward poor regulations, poor practices, dicey mining economics, and ever larger mines as key factors behind those disasters.

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This guide by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) is brilliantly easy to use and understand. It is an invaluable resource for training and teaching environmental monitors in communities across the world. It goes through logical and clear steps from reviewing your local environment then monitoring the impacts of activity to reporting, distributing and using legal and media advocacy. Whilst the guide was made with oil field communities in Nigeria in mind, the layout, advice and procedures will lend themselves well to any community seeking to protect their environment and health through effective monitoring and reporting.

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NGO  |   Capacity building  |   LGBT people's rights  |  

The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) works to encourage and support sexuality, gender and bodily rights’ movements in the Middle East and North Africa through capacity building, knowledge production, exchange, and security and emergency response.

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The Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program provides emergency assistance; security, opportunity, and advocacy rapid response grants (SOAR grants); and security assessment and training to human rights defenders (HRDs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) under threat or attack due to their work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights.

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Protective accompaniment is a strategy inspired by Gandhi and other non-violent traditions that seeks to protect defenders and communities whose lives and work are threatened by violence and repression. Accompaniment ranges from volunteers standing side by side with highly threatened human rights defenders as they go about their work, to regular phone calls to organizations to check on their safety. The following is a list of organizations sorted by region, that will perform protective accompaniment, solidarity and monitoring visits.

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CREA is a feminist human rights organisation based in New Delhi, India. Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people. CREA builds feminist leadership, advances women’s human rights, and expands sexual…

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Some organizations provide some form of temporary relocation for human rights defenders at risk, intended to help them escape from dangerous situations or continuous persecution. Emergency hotlines provide an instant and effective mechanism for human rights defenders at immediate risk to contact means for assistance. They are intended to mobilize rapid international support and action. The following is a list of organizations sorted by region, that will perform temporary relocation and emergency hotline.

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This Protection Plan aims to further strengthen protection and provide timely and efficient assistance to HRDs at risk in Asia, through temporary relocation and other types of urgent assistance as well as trial observation missions. It must be stressed that the assistance under the Protection Plan is temporary in nature.

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Children's rights  |  

As the largest privately funded agency in the Americas offering free help to homeless kids, Covenant House provides 24/7 crisis care and on-going support for kids and teenagers in need of a safe place to go.

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The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) promotes gender equity within population, health, and nutrition programs with the goal of improving reproductive health/HIV/AIDS outcomes and fostering sustainable development.

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