Open Briefing has published the Holistic Security Toolkit in English and Spanish. 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 language, community and/or domain. The Toolkit includes specific resources for women human rights defenders, LGBT+ activists, environmental defenders, and freelance journalists, with more to come.
Women human rights defenders face gendered and sexualised attacks in addition to the threats experienced by their male colleagues. Trauma, chronic stress and burnout are very real risks in such circumstances. In response, Open Briefing is launching a new initiative to provide wellbeing support packages to at-risk WHRDs from Latin America.
Today, we celebrate International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. On this occasion, Open Briefing is announcing new wellbeing support for WHRDs threatened because of their work and gender. Funded by the Evans Cornish Foundation, we will shortly be launching a project to pilot a free remote counselling service for WHRDs.