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.
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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 Metta Center aims to promote the transition to a nonviolent future by making the logic, history and yet-unexplored potential of nonviolence more accessible to activists and agents of cultural change (which ultimately includes all of us). They help people in any walk of life discover their innate capacity for nonviolence and use it more…
The Secure Messaging Scorecard from EFF and collaborators examines dozens of messaging technologies and rates each of them on a range of security best practices. This campaign is focused on communication technologies — including chat clients, text messaging apps, email applications, and video calling technologies. These are the tools everyday users need to communicate with friends, family members, and colleagues, and we need secure solutions for them.
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 Video Advocacy Planning Toolkit was created to help human rights defenders and activists evaluate whether video is right for their campaign. The Toolkit helps with planning and creating an effective and powerful advocacy video.
This guide provides tips, a compelling range of case studies, and easy-to-use exercises on the range of strategic, technical and ethical issues involved in using video for advocacy, and can be used as a comprehensive guide by both the first-time and more experienced video-maker. A must-read for human rights, environmental, and social justice organizations wanting to use video in their work.
This toolkit provides a model for taking an organisation through a strategic planning process. It covers planning to do strategic planning, covering the background issues that need to inform or direct the strategic planning process, and then defining the strategic framework for the project or organisation activities.
This toolkit provides a model for taking an organisation through an action planning process. It takes the user through a basic action planning format step by step, covering all the key elements.