Many of the feature resource practitioners leading this dialogue have a particular interest and expertise in the concerns and contexts of women human rights defenders (WHRDs). We hope to share interesting feminist debates/approaches and what we have learned from our own experiences working with WHRDs so that these tactics and ideas can be adapted to other human rights defenders, and to explore how we can best address the diverse needs and realities among human rights defenders. We also hope to learn from practitioners and defenders working with other groups on sustaining well-being and security – whether it be in mixed organizations, with male defenders, LGBTI, rural areas, diverse cultures, etc. Although we may be looking at this topic through the lens of WHRDs, we are not limited to sharing experiences, ideas, questions, and challenges we have in working with all human rights defenders.
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Share your ideas!
To help start the conversation and keep the focus of this discussion thread, please consider the following questions:
- What are the challenges and gaps that remain in sustaining the well-being and security of human rights defenders? What strategies are in place to address these challenges and gaps? Share your ideas on ways to address these remaining challenges.
- What are the next steps in moving strategies forward to sustain the well-being and security of human rights defenders?
- How can we move these efforts forward on institutional levels? On personal and collective levels? On international levels? On local levels?
- How can we move these efforts forward with a diversity of defenders?
Share your ideas on how to move this effort forward by adding your comments below and/or replying to existing comments!