Open Briefing is a unique non-profit that provides human rights defenders and other civic actors at risk with mentoring, capacity building and multilingual resources to improve their safety and security, digital security, and wellbeing and resilience.

As a social enterprise, we also help charities, grantmakers, and social businesses understand and meet their risk management, duty of care, data protection, and safeguarding commitments to staff and local partners.

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We know our support works: our clients and beneficiaries reported a 17% increase in resilience and a 23% increase in capacity last year.

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We provide advice, capacity building and mentoring to at-risk defenders, collectives and civil society organisations in the global south.


We build multilingual tools, apps and guides to strengthen the individual and collective safety and resilience of civil society organisations and civic actors around the world.


We collaborate and advocate to defend civil society and protect civic space wherever it is threatened.


We provide bespoke consultancy, training and retained support to help charities, foundations and social businesses meet their duty of care, data protection and safeguarding obligations.