One of the amazing things about activists is that we often deliberately expose ourselves to brutality when we believe it necessary. What is sometimes equally surprising is how little we know about the psychological effects of this violence. We need to prepare ourselves and learn how to support each other through the physical and emotional consequences of trauma.
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A 5-minute IFEX guide to how the UN checks whether or not governments are putting their international commitments on journalists’ safety and the problem of impunity into action – and how civil society can contribute.
UN special procedures are independent specialists – often called special rapporteurs – and expert working groups, mandated to monitor and report on violations of human rights, and give advice to the UN and their member states on how to protect them.. This 5-minute IFEX guide is an introduction to a specific group of specialists – UN special rapporteurs and expert working groups – and how you can work with them to promote freedom of expression.
Voice for Change is a provincial women’s organization based in Jiwaka province of Papua New Guinea working towards eradicating all forms of violence. The organization focuses on creating safe spaces for girls and women and empowering women economically. The organization works in collaboration with local communities, the police and community law enforcers (village court magistrates,…
Women Cross DMZ is comprised of women peacemakers from around the world walking for peace in Korea. They are Nobel Peace Laureates, feminist authors, peace activists, human rights lawyers, professors, former parliamentarians, faith leaders, humanitarian aid workers, filmmakers, artists, a retired Army Colonel and a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Board is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency that was established in December 2013 following the enactment of the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act,2011. It is in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs. Their mission is to uphold the dignity and empowerment of girls and women in Kenya through…
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.
This handbook is intended to give human rights defenders at risk practical advice on how to deal with the attacks which they may have to deal with in their work as a human rights defender. This manual is designed as a quick reference handbook giving helpful and practical suggestions on steps to improve personal security. These manuals were written largely based on the work of Peace Brigades International (PBI).
El Programa Venezolano de Educación-Acción en Derechos Humanos (Provea) es una organización no gubernamental especializada en la defensa y promoción de los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales (Desc), que tiene como fin la plena realización de los derechos humanos y el respeto al Estado de Derecho, en el marco de una sociedad democrática y participativa.…