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A security culture is a set of customs and measures shared by a community whose members may engage in sensitive or illegal activities. Security culture practices minimize the risks of members getting arrested or their actions being foiled. In other words, while we are trying to stop bad things from happening, our powerful opponents (usually governments or corporations) are working hard to stop us. This guide is about the security measures activists can take to protect ourselves and make our work more effective.

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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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Some U.S. Embassies Are Celebrating LGBTQ Pride, Defying the Government’s Wishes

Reading time: 3 minutes This LGBTQ+ themed #FeaturedResourceFriday highlights several honorary resources to tribute Pride which was last month. Intended for LGBTQ+ defenders, this activist toolkit provides a closer look at how U.S. embassies operate and how defenders can strategically approach, request, and access different types of diplomatic support. A sneak peak directly from the resource: “The first step…

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NGO  |   Capacity building  |   Human rights defenders  |  

BlackOUT Collective is a radical full service direct action organization. They build organizations’ capacity to execute creative and effective direct actions in service of their organizing and advocacy work. They do this through providing personalized direct action trainings and on the ground action support. They see themselves as a “Liberation Lab” – a container for…

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This action guide is a round-up of information and resources made by and for grassroots organizations and international solidarity activists about the struggle for environmental justice.

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Organization logo: Eritrean Initiative on Refugee's Rights (EIRR)

The Eritrean Initiative on Refugee’s Rights mission is to advocate on Eritrean refugee, asylum and human rights issues, and also collaborate with leading international refugee and human rights organizations, with leading news outlets, and with Eritrea-specific European organizations in their reporting and advocacy efforts.

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Although people involved in every kind of professional or volunteer work can be susceptible to vocational burnout, research suggests that social justice and human rights (SJHR) activists, whose activist work is fraught with unique challenges, can be especially susceptible to it. Building on a small but growing body of scholarship onSJHR activist burnout, this study is an attempt to gain insight into SJHR activists’ own experiences.

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Rights of other vulnerable groups  |  
Organization logo: CARE

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Its mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from its global diversity, resources and decades of experience, they promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. CARE facilitates lasting change by strengthening capacity for self-help, providing…

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Fundación Par’s misión es para promover la inclusión de personas con discapacidad y fortalecer en la sociedad el derecho de igualdad de oportunidades. Enfocamos nuestra acción en la formación e integración laboral competitiva, la inclusión educativa y la promoción de los derechos humanos y ciudadanos de las personas con discapacidad.

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