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Brussel, 4 November 2014- Protection International welcomes the recent statement (below) released on Friday 31 October by the United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR) expressing serious concerns on the criminal defamation case against two community based human rights defenders (HRDs) in Loei, Thailand. Protection International has been monitoring the lawsuit of the two HRDs, namely Mr. Rujichaiwat and fellow HRD Ms. Porntip Hongchai, who have been accused by the mining company [...]
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September 22nd, 2014 – The Permanent Secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy (REDLAD) is sending an alert on recurrent harassment to activists and community advocates LGTBI in Honduras. According to the injunction 457-13 of the Inter-american Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), granted in favor of the Association for a Better Life (APUVIMEH): since 2009, the members of the community LGTBI have been the subject of assassination, [...]
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Around the world, women human rights defenders (WHRDs) face a variety of threats as a direct result of their human rights-related work and changes in the context of their work. WHRDs face the same types of risks faced by all human rights defenders but because of their gender they are also the target of, gender-based violence and gender-specific risks. The pressures on and threats to WHRDs are widely recognized and [...]
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The world is an increasingly dangerous place for journalists. On average, more than 30 journalists are murdered every year, and the murderers go unpunished in nearly nine of 10 cases. Hundreds of journalists each year are attacked, threatened, or harassed. Many are followed or have their phone calls and Internet communications intercepted. More than 150 are behind bars at any given time, some without being charged with a crime. The [...]
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This Workbook has been inspired by the hundreds of HRDs from over 50 countries who have attended Front Line’s workshops on security and protection. These HRDs have been able to continue their work because they have taken steps to manage their security. They have assessed their situation in a systematic way and developed strategies and tactics which best suit their unique environment. The Workbook is based on the Protection Manual [...]
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“This report asks the hard questions about how to protect and empower those who attempt to expose injustices through video. It provides specific recommendations for immediate and future actions that can reduce danger for those risking their lives. This report is an important step to understanding how we can harness the power of video and technology to empower activists to protect and defend human rights. This is the age of [...]
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 AWID and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition reviewed a broad range of urgent responses available to Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) at risk around the world. This report describes the types of resources and strategies available to respond to urgent situations of violence against WHRDs as well as some of the organizations that offer them. This publication is part of a new series that AWID is producing with [...]
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This guide is written for citizens in the Middle East and North Africa, who want to use technology safely to communicate, organize, and share data (news reports, information, media etc ), but it can be used by anyone online anywhere who wants to protect their privacy and security. It is written for a wide audience with average computer literacy who would like to know what steps they can take to [...]
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This report was researched and written by a consultant, Matthew Easton, with the essential participation of Andrea Rocca, Caitriona Rice, and Andrew Anderson of Front Line. The Colombia chapter was co-authored by Carolina Aldana of Somos Defensores-PNGPDDH, a programme of La Asociación MINGA. The report is based on dozens of interviews and six workshops in three countries. The authors wish to thank the many human rights defenders who generously shared [...]
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This publication is part of the Human Rights Correspondence School, a project by the Asian Human Rights Commission. This lesson focuses on the protection of human rights defenders, which makes it an interesting tool for HRDs, specially those based in Asia. Summary This lesson looks at the dire situation of human rights defenders throughout Asia, who face violence, intimidation or implication in false cases for their work. The lesson also discusses who is [...]
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