In 2022, we answered more calls for assistance across more countries than ever before. Our international teams of protection specialists, digital security consultants, and counsellors and psychologists provided nearly 6,000 hours of direct support to civil society organisations and activists under threat in 68 countries.
Psychological First Aid: Guidance for those supporting activists and advocates at risk
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-based approach for assisting people of any age or background in the immediate aftermath of a critical incident or crisis. In this resource, Open Briefing's wellbeing and resilience team offers vital guidance on how to provide PFA to activists and advocates you may be supporting. It also describes common responses to traumatic events and explains self-care measures affected people can follow. It is available online and to download in 10 languages.
A simple approach to protecting your information: Part 3
In the third part of our series on information security, we set out the next step for you to consider: Where should your most valuable and sensitive information be? Information security is difficult. The more locations the information is at and the longer it is there, the greater the chances of compromise and the more resources required to secure it.
We’re hiring! Information security consultants
Open Briefing is seeking experienced information security consultants to join its growing team. You will be providing digital and information security mentoring and remote accompaniment to human rights defenders and other activists and advocates at risk around the world. You will also be providing consultancy and training to high-profile nonprofit and foundation clients working for rights, justice, and peace. Apply now!
Resilience is resistance! New wellbeing webinars for advocates and activists
We must address the laudable but unsustainable culture of self sacrifice within environmental and social movements. We can start to view acts of personal resilience as acts of resistance! To encourage this shift, Open Briefing launched on World Mental Health Day a series of free wellbeing webinars for those agitating and advocating for rights and justice.
Open Briefing is seeking safety and security consultants! [Closed]
Could you be one of our safety and security consultants? The work is fascinating and varied. You will provide safety and security mentoring and remote accompaniment to high-risk defenders, communities, and CSOs, including high-profile activists, such as winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize and Right Livelihood Award. And you will conduct risk assessments, produce security plans, and deliver trainings to our NGO and foundation clients working for rights, justice, and peace.
A simple approach to protecting your information: Part 2
In the second part of our series on information security, we set out the next step for you to consider: Where is your most valuable and sensitive information? You have to secure that information everywhere it is located across a wide variety of forms, including paper, digital, and mental. If you are unable to locate this information, then you cannot expect to secure it.
We’re hiring! Are you our next director of safety and security?
We are seeking an experienced and innovative director to lead our safety and security team and workstream. This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate to play a central role in a rapidly-growing and well-respected nonprofit and make a significant positive impact in the fight for rights and justice around the world.