Human rights defenders and other civic actors at risk can struggle to identify and access the support that they need in an emergency. The Protection Ecosystem Map developed by Open Briefing helps both those at risk and other organisations in the ecosystem navigate the protection mechanisms, security grants, and other support that may be available.
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.
Open Briefing can provide funded holistic security support to rights-based civil society organisations, collectives and defenders working in the global south that cannot otherwise fund this support.
At-risk defenders can now book a free one-hour phone consultation with one of our team. Users can request a consultation to discuss a safety and security, digital security or wellbeing and resilience concern. As well as advice, our consultants can signpost them to resources or refer on to our clinics or intensive support.
Open Briefing is running a series of free monthly online clinics for rights-based defenders, collectives and organisations in the Americas between November 2020 and June 2021.
Open Briefing has today launched the Holistic Security Protocol for Human Rights Defenders. The Defender’s Protocol will help 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.