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v2.0 of the Defender’s Protocol is available now in 21 languages plus a new online handbook!

Open Briefing has today published an updated version of the Holistic Security Protocol for Human Rights Defenders. The new version of the Defender’s Protocol is available now in 21 languages. We have also published a Handbook to accompany the Defender’s Protocol. This offers extensive guidance, exercises and templates to help defenders implement the 21 holistic security measures in the Protocol and adapt them to their situation, work, and profile.

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Reflections and Christmas closing

As we near the end of 2020, it is time to reflect a little on our successes while recognising the hugely demanding year it has been for our team. We are all taking time to recoup and spend time with our friends and families over the holiday season. We will be closing the Open Briefing office and pausing operations for three weeks from 19 December to 10 January inclusive. Taking some time to rest will allow our team to continue to meet the massive demand for our support over the coming year. We hope that you get the opportunity to do the same. Happy holidays!

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Resources for protest leaders and aid workers added to Holistic Security Toolkit

We have added protest leaders and aid workers to the list of communities covered by our Holistic Security Toolkit. The Toolkit is a curated library of essential resources for specific communities of at-risk civic actors. The third-party resources can be filtered by one or more of the following variables: Language (English, Spanish), Community (Women human rights defenders, LGBT+ activists, Environmental defenders, Freelance journalists, Protest leaders, Aid workers) or Domain (Safety and security, Digital security, Wellbeing and resilience).

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