Reading time: 3 minutes Last week, we learned a lot of lessons, from virtually attending RightsCon, the world’s biggest summit in this digital age. This year marks the tenth anniversary of this conference, and featured over 1,000 speakers and more than 500 sessions. This resource roundup contains organizations and tools designed to safely connect and collaborate with human rights…

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The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping project. ACLED collects the dates, actors, locations, fatalities, and types of all reported political violence and protest events across Africa, the Middle East, Latin America & the Caribbean, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia & the Caucasus, Europe, and the United States of America. The ACLED team conducts analysis to describe, explore, and test conflict scenarios, and makes both data and analysis open for free use by the public.

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Security  |   Software  |   RiseupVPN 

At Riseup, they believe it is important for everyone to use some technology like VPN or Tor to encrypt their internet traffic. Why? Because the internet is being broken by governments, internet service providers (ISPs), and corporations. RiseupVPN will fight that

Riseup offers Personal VPN service for censorship circumvention, location anonymization and traffic encryption. To make this possible, it sends all your internet traffic through an encrypted connection to riseup.net, where it then goes out onto the public internet. Unlike most other VPN providers, Riseup does not log your IP address.

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NGO  |   Logistical support  |   Human rights defenders  |  

CORRECTIV is the first non-profit investigative newsroom in Germany. As a multi-award-winning media outlet, they stand for investigative journalism. They initiate public debate, involve citizens in our investigations and promote media competence with their educational programs. As a non-profit organization, they are convinced that independent journalism should not only be available behind pay barriers. Their…

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NGO  |   Campaign/outreach  |   Human rights defenders  |  

The Association for Progressive communication (APC) is an international network of civil society organisations founded in 1990 dedicated to empowering and supporting people working for peace, human rights, development and protection of the environment, through the strategic use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). They work to build a world in which all people have…

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NGO  |   Networking/connecting  |   Digital activism  |  

The SEEK Initiative is working to enable a global movement of individuals and communities who use reputable investigative methods and tools to expose what is really happening in their societies. SEEK wants to empower everyone to create high-quality, verifiable, evidence-based stories that inform public decision-making and strengthen democracy in this era of information crises. This…

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The Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP) was initiated in late 2012 by the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) to protect critical Internet users – human rights defenders (HRDs), including activists, bloggers, civil society organisations, journalists, and other users of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to defend human rights, and keep the Internet free and open.

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Human rights defenders  |  

The IO Foundation is a nonprofit advocating for Data-Centric Digital Rights to establish a more solid approach from a technical standards perspective and assist programmers in their role as the next generation of Human and Digital Rights defenders. Their aim is to raise awareness on the importance of Digital Rights and they seek to help…

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NGO  |   Capacity building  |   Human rights defenders  |  

Through On-call Scientists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program (SRHRL) seeks to encourage greater engagement of scientists, engineers, and health professionals in human rights efforts and to raise greater awareness within the human rights community of the specific tools, expertise, and other resources that these experts…

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