Reading time: 3 minutes CIVICUS recently published their Protest Resilience Toolkit that reveals findings on protest movements around the world. This resource highlights the activist experience within movements and shares practical recommendations for human rights defenders and other global movements.

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Reading time: 2 minutes Updated on October 2, 2020 Last year, we shared a featured resource in honor of International Day of Non-Violence. This year, we’ve supplemented this post with a few more dynamic resources. From a comprehensive training manual to an uplifting list of nonviolent victories, consider these ready-to-use resistance tools. Despite physical distancing measures, nonviolent resistance can…

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Reading time: 3 minutes There have been 155 confirmed instances of self-immolation of Tibetans within Tibet and China since 2009.  Since China’s occupation in 1950, the government has violently silenced Tibetans’ cultural and religious expression.  Self-immolations are extreme acts of protest against the government’s systematic suppression. Detailed info about each act of self-immolation can be found in this fact-sheet…

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Reading time: 5 minutes Guest blog post by Uzaz Elshami, Sudanese-American human rights researcher & advocate. Updated on July 6th: This weekend, opposition groups and Sudan’s military reached an agreement that should be finalized by Monday, July 8th. A mutually established “joint military-civilian sovereign council” agreed to rotate ruling power for the next three years and three months. Although…

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Reading time: 2 minutes Grace Achara was abducted at 14. She was forced to serve in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and married off to an abusive older man. Although Grace and her four children escaped, they still face severe hardship. Child returnees are subject to poverty and stigma during the reintegration process especially when the shifting political landscapes…

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Reading time: 2 minutes The work performed by Human Rights Defenders (HRD’s) is formidable. Distress and confrontation are part of human rights work and take its toll on HRD’s mental health. Yet, activists are often expected to be psychologically well-balanced and available around the clock. The International Civil Society Centre is breaking the stigma around talking about HRDs’ psychological…

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Reading time: 2 minutes Lesson 1: More action, less rhetoric How can allies protect WHRDs right to engage at international and regional levels without discrimination, violence or threats? More action, less rhetoric. Spread the word and expose human rights violations within your communities and network. #QueLasLiberen: Demand the release of political prisoners in Nicaragua by downloading the sharable campaign kit…

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Reading time: 2 minutes Farmworkers, consumers and food retail companies adopted a more just and sustainable food system. The Fair Food Program (FFP) is a worker-driven approach that ensures farmworkers can preserve their human rights and fair labor wages. Created by the Coalition of the Immokalee Workers (CIW), the Fair Food Program is one effective method of securing food justice. Food justice…

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Reading time: 3 minutes Yesterday was International Human Rights Day. Organizations, advocates, human rights defenders, politicians, scholars, and young students took to social media to declare their dedication and commitment to #StandUp4HumanRights. Today, we want to highlight some of the beautifully, powerful tweets that resonated with us. Most importantly, among this recap of inspiring online solidarity, are noteworthy international human…

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Reading time: 4 minutes We’ve done some podcast exploring and created a list of our favorite human rights and civil resistance podcasts and episodes. Listen in on interviews and conversations by activists, lecturers, public radio broadcasters and more! This resource roundup is accessible to ALL users and anyone wanting to learn more about human rights topics and global social…

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