Resources

EDLC has compiled these resources to assist environmental defenders facing threats or legal actions, and welcomes inquiries, especially concerning legal assistance.

Developed in consultation with over 500 defenders from every region, and settled and adopted by 27 of the world’s leading human rights experts and jurists, the Model Law for...

Blog advocacy is using a blog to fight against an injustice. People use blogs to fight a wide range of injustices, such as wrongful imprisonment, government corruption, environmental degradation, and human rights abuse.

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The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is pleased to publish this report on the ongoing efforts being taken by the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) and its allies to shed light on the unique challenges women human rights defenders face and to create new...

On 9 September 2009, a national and international campaign for the protection of Colombia's human rights defenders was launched in Bogotá by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Margaret Sekaggya. ABColombia, Oidhaco and the U.S....

The main focus of this report is on the context in which WHRDs work, recognizing that the social, cultural, economic and political environment subtantively influences the the challenges WHRDs face and can exacerbate their vulnerability. Identifying context also enables the experience of WHRDs...

This second updated edition, prepared by the International Commission of Jurists addresses the issue of human rights violations on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. The objective of this document is to compile relevant existing information in order to frame the debate, and...

This report shows how, for many activists and organizations, advocating for "sexual rights" has become a dangerous proposition. It illustrates how the combined forces which conspire, in society after society, to regulate women’s sexuality, lash out at any attempt to...

This Handbook and the accompanying booklets were developed in response to the recommendations identified by participants to HRD conferences held in Africa from 1997 onwards, calling for a more effective, professional and locally-grounded approach to human rights monitoring, documentation and...

This manual is prepared with a view to helping human rights organizations conduct training programmes on fact-finding and documentation of human rights violations. The manual’s main purpose is to provide a training outline for teaching the contents of the Handbook on Fact-Finding and...

The purpose of this manual is to provide step-by-step guidance for advocates who want to use human rights monitoring, documentation, and advocacy in their social justice work. From framing an issue in terms of internationally recognized human rights to submitting a detailed complaint to a human...

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...