Open Briefing has today published an updated version of the Holistic Security Protocol for Human Rights Defenders at https://protocol.openbriefing.org/.
The Defender’s Protocol helps at-risk defenders around the world advance their physical safety, digital security, and wellbeing and resilience. By following the protocol, defenders can enhance their individual and collective security, and reduce the burden of attacks, harassment, and censorship on them and their communities.
The new version of the Defender’s Protocol is available now in 21 languages: Arabic, Bengali, Cebuano, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English, Hindi, Indonesian, Farsi, Filipino, French, Lao, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Turkmen, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese.
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. This is available in 14 translations.
First launched in May 2020, the Defender’s Protocol is based on Open Briefing’s experiences working with at-risk defenders and civil society organisations all over the world. The updated Protocol and Handbook was made possible thanks to the support of the National Endowment for Democracy, Ford Foundation, and Oak Foundation.
The Defender’s Protocol is available now at https://protocol.openbriefing.org/.
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