HRD Protection Resources

The Special Rapporteur cannot provide physical protection to human rights defenders or funding to support their activities. However, there are organisations who can provide this support. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you would like recommend other resources that might be useful for human rights defenders.

Emergency Protection

ProtectDefenders.eu: https://protectdefenders.eu/protecting-defenders/

Front Line Defenders: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/emergency-contact

Civil Rights Defenders Emergency Fund: https://crd.org/emergency-fund/

List of organisations providing grants for Human Rights Defenders: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/resource-publication/other-funding-organisations

Relocation

List of organisations providing relocation / respite: https://ecosystem.openbriefing.org/

Shelter City Initiative: https://sheltercity.org/

Africa – Ubuntu Hub Cities: Relocation and support for Human Rights Defender at risk in Africa: https://africandefenders.org/what-we-do/hub-cities/

Legal support

American Bar Association pro-bono legal support, Justice Defenders Programme: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/human_rights/justice_defenders/request-assistance/

Security Advice

General Security tips: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/resource-publication/workbook-security-practical-steps-human-rights-defenders-risk

Digital Security

Digital Security Helpline: https://www.accessnow.org/help/

Other: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/digital-security-resources

Mental Health

Resources on mental health and well-being: https://www.hhri.org/thematic-page-post/hr-defenders-subheading/mental-health-related-issues/

Talking about mental health: A handbook for civil society: https://www.rights-practice.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=933fa839-9a55-4d80-80c0-4a097cc023b6

Accessing the UN

Series of practical guides, explaining which UN mechanisms you should contact, and how to get in touch: https://www.ohchr.org/en/aboutus/pages/civilsociety.aspx

ISHR Practical Guide the UN Special Procedures https://www.ishr.ch/sites/default/files/documents/a_practical_guide_to_the_un_special_procedures_final.pdf

ISHR Academy on UN institutions: https://academy.ishr.ch/

Other resources for HRDs

List of further protection programmes for HRDs by Human Rights First:

https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/sites/default/files/HRF-Defenders-Resources.pdf

Protection Manual for Human Rights Defenders by Protection International

https://www.protectioninternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Protection-Manual-3rd-Edition.pdf

Handbooks, Resources and Training Manuals by Front Line Defenders:

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/resources-hrds

La Rapporteuse spéciale ne peut ni assurer la protection physique des défenseur.e.s des droits humains ni financer leurs activités. D’autres groupes peuvent toutefois apporter leur aide. N’hésitez pas à nous contacter pour nous recommander d’autres ressources qui pourraient être utiles aux défenseur.e.s des droits humains

Protection d’urgence

ProtectDefenders.eu: https://protectdefenders.eu/protecting-defenders/

Front Line Defenders: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/fr/emergency-contact

List of organisations providing grants for Human Rights Defenders: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/resource-publication/other-funding-organisations

Sécurité

Sécurité générale: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/fr/resource-publication/workbook-security-practical-steps-human-rights-defenders-risk

Sécurité digitale

Plateforme D’Assistance pour la Securité Numerique: https://www.accessnow.org/help-fr

Autres: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/fr/digital-security-resources

Interaction avec l’ONU

ISHR Practical Guide the UN Special Procedures https://www.ishr.ch/sites/default/files/documents/a_practical_guide_to_the_un_special_procedures_final.pdf

ISHR Academy on UN institutions: https://academy.ishr.ch/

D’autres ressources pour les DDH

List of further protection programmes for HRDs by Human Rights First:

https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/sites/default/files/HRF-Defenders-Resources.pdf

Protection Manual for Human Rights Defenders by Protection International

https://www.protectioninternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Protection-Manual-3rd-Edition.pdf

Handbooks, Resources and Training Manuals by Front Line Defenders:

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/fr/resources-hrds

La Relatora Especial no puede proporcionar protección física a las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos, ni financiación para apoyar sus actividades. Sin embargo, existen grupos que pueden proporcionar esta ayuda.  No dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros si desea recomendar otros recursos que puedan ser útiles para personas defensoras de derechos humanos.

Protección en casos de emergencia

ProtectDefenders.eu: https://protectdefenders.eu/protecting-defenders/

Front Line Defenders: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/es/emergency-contact

Lista de organizaciones que proporcian financiación para apoyar a las personas defensoras de derechos humanos: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/es/resource-publication/additional-grant-resources

Reubicación

Lista de organizaciones que facilitan reubicación o programas de descanso y respiro: https://ecosystem.openbriefing.org/

Asistencia jurídica

Apoyo jurídico gratuito de American Bar Association: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/human_rights/justice_defenders/request-assistance/

Seguridad

Manual de seguridad: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/es/resource-publication/workbook-security-practical-steps-human-rights-defenders-risk

Seguridad Digital

Línea de Ayuda en Seguridad Digital: https://www.accessnow.org/help-es

Otro: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/es/node/1697

Salud Mental

(México y Colombia) Integración de un enfoque psicosocial en proyectos de defensa de derechos humanos: https://www.alunapsicosocial.org/

Como acceder a la ONU

Academia de ISHR: https://academy.ishr.ch/?lang=es

Otros recursos para personas defensoras de derechos humanos

Manual de protección para las personas defensoras de los derechos humanos – Protection International

https://www.protectioninternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Nuevo_Manual_Proteccion.pdf

Manuales, recursos y trainings de Front Line Defenders:

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/es/resources-hrds

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