Summary Of Online Dialogue Now Available!
The summary of the June online dialogue on "Tactics for sustaining the well-being and security of defenders" is now available. This dialogue was an opportunity to explore the innovative ways that practitioners promote and support their well-being, self-care and security as well as their colleagues.
New Tactics has hosted a number of dialogues on keeping human rights defenders safe and well (we have written a summary of these dialogues to help you catch up). From this base of individuals, organizations and information, we hosted a dialogue that focused on the next steps and tactics in sustaining the well-being and security of defenders, with particular attention paid to the needs of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs).
Thank you to our featured resource practitioners who led this dialogue:
- Analia Penchaszadeh and Katherine Ronderos (co-facilitators) of the Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative, Association for Women's Rights in Development, Argentina and Colombia
- Marie Caraj - (Co-Founder of Protection International) freelance consultant and trainer on protection & security for HRD and other vulnerable groups, Belgium
- Lin Chew of the Institute for Women's Empowerment (IWE), Hong Kong
- Shalini Nataraj - Vice President, Programs, Global Fund for Women, United States
- Jessica Wrenn - Senior Program Officer for the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), United States
- Becky Hurwitz - Codesign Facilitator and Community Organizer at the MIT Center for Civic Media, United States
- Hope Chigudu - founder of the Zimbabwe Women’s Resource Centre and Network (ZWRCN), Zimbabwe
- Jane Barry - author of What’s the Point of the Revolution if We Can’t Dance? (with Jelena Djordjevic, 2007), United States
- Enrique Eguren - Director of the Research and Training Unit for Protection International, Belgium
- Patricia Smith, Founder of Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project, United States
- Sandra Ljubinkovic - Gender and development consultant, Serbia
- Keely Tongate of the Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights, United States
- Lizzy Openshaw of the International Service for Human Rights, Switzerland
- Yvonne Deutsch - social worker, counselor and group facilitator of workshops on well-being for activists, Israel
- Marina Bernal - Artemisa´s Coordinator, private consultant, therapist for LGBTQ people, trainer on self-care and author of the manual: Self-Care and Self-Defense for Feminist Activist, Mexico-Colombia
For a summary of their contributions to this dialogue, please click here