Mães por Diversidade (Mothers for Diversity) was born from the concern and need for unity of LGBT mothers from all over Brazil. It is an environment where together, mothers fight against the advancement of homophobia and for the protection of the civil rights of their children and the entire LGBT population. A preocupação e a…
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Melbourne Activist Legal Support (MALS) supports activists to defend their own civil and political rights though the provision of training, resources and up to date information on the rights to protest in the State of Victoria.
SOA Watch organized this handbook as a tool for learning about different aspects of nonviolent civil disobedience actions. On this, its third printing, SOA Watch is proud to say it has been used by activists using nonviolent direct action concerning a variety of issues, including: AIDS, activism, toxic waste protests, disabilities awareness, battered women protests, gay rights, abortion clinic escorts, weapons protests, anti-Gulf War actions, anti-violence protests, and more.
Envisioning is a partnership of mutual learning, bringing together 31 partners based in Africa, India, the Caribbean and Canada to undertake a project of research, participatory video and documentary, skills exchange, capacity enhancement and knowledge mobilization. It is a 5-year project, from May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2016. Their work is focused on research…
In this dialogue, practitioners that work with human rights defenders developing security strategies discussed how human rights defenders and organizations can improve their safety and security while working in the field under oppressive conditions and under the watchful eye of states and adversaries. Specifically, the participants discussed and shared tactics, strategies and resources on how human rights defenders can create effective security protocols to protect themselves against physical threats and secure their data in the field or office.
This book (2003) is a short, serious introduction to nonviolent struggle, its applications, and strategic thinking. Based on pragmatic arguments, this piece presents nonviolent struggle as a realistic alternative to war and other violence in acute conflicts. It also contains a glossary of important terms and recommendations for further reading.