Category: Featured Resource

Learn how to build resilience and sustain your movement with this protestors toolkit

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tweet South Africa-based organization CIVICUS defines a protest movement as “a continuous public and physical gathering of a group of individuals committed to using nonviolent tactics to effect some political, social, cultural or economic change that diverges from mainstream or extant political positions or practices”.  Their newly published Protest Resilience Toolkit reveals main findings on Read More

Here are 198 methods of nonviolent action

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet Detouring from our #FeaturedResourceFriday, we’re sharing a timely resource in honor of International Day of Non-Violence 2019.   Nonviolent action (NVA), also known as people power, political defiance, and nonviolent struggle, is a strategic way of reacting in conflict by steering away from physical violence.  NVA, as an alternative to violence, gives more opportunities to Read More

Your Wellbeing as a Human Rights Activist: A Civic Charter Webinar

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet The work performed by Human Rights Defenders (HRD’s) is formidable. Distress and confrontation are part of human rights work and take its toll on HRD’s mental health. Yet, activists are often expected to be psychologically well-balanced and available around the clock. The International Civil Society Centre is breaking the stigma around talking about HRDs’ Read More

A Security Workbook for Human Rights Defenders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet Human Rights Defenders’ (HRDs) work might sometimes expose them to specific contexts of violence and repression. HRDs’ safety and protection remain a priority both personally and for the successful execution of their humanitarian work. HRDs might experience threat at first hand as part of their work. In such situations, it is crucial that they Read More

A Pocket Guide to Supporting Learners with Disabilities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) specializes in developing toolkits like their Pocket Guide to Supporting Learners with Disabilities.   This Pocket Guide complements the INEE Minimum Standards guide which articulates the right to education for all children and young people, including those affected by crisis.   This guide is intended to be a short Read More

This Collaborative Online Project has Become a Powerful Tool for Fighting Environmental Injustice

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet The Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas) is an online, interactive platform centered on a visual display of thousands of socio-environmental conflicts. From deforestation and palm oil plantations in the Amazonia of Peru to the endangered corals in Okinawa, Japan, the EJAtlas coalition of strategists, organizers and scholars collaborate to expose mobilization efforts through case studies as a Read More

Your Civil Society Monitoring Tool

Reading Time: 1 minute Tweet CIVICUS Monitor is the first ever comprehensive tool that tracks and monitors conditions for civil society. It rates 195 countries on a 5 point scale from open to closed.  CIVICUS also records in real time news, developments related to civil freedoms. Curated by regional research partners, CIVICUS is a tool for civil society to Read More

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