New Tactics has hosted a number of dialogues on keeping human rights defenders safe and well: Staying Safe: Security Resources for Human Rights Defenders (July 2010), Self-Care for Activists: Sustaining Your Most Valuable Resource (Sept 2010) and Being Well and Staying Safe: Resources for human rights defenders (June 2011).
Through these conversations, we were able to bring together human rights defenders in the field, organizations that work to support defenders, funders, trainers, mental health practitioners and others interested in well-being and security. From this base of individuals, organizations and information, we are excited to host a dialogue that focuses on the next steps and tactics in sustaining the well-being and security of defenders, with particular attention being paid to the needs of Women Human Rights Defenders.
This dialogue will be an opportunity to explore the innovative ways that practitioners are support their well-being and security as well as their colleagues. Join us on June 20 to exchange tactics, ideas and resources for sustaining the well-being and security of defenders!
To help you catch up on what has already been discussed, we have compiled comments shared in our previous dialogues into one summary!