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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To help start the conversation and keep the focus of this discussion thread, please consider the following questions:
- How are organizations integrating well-being and security on an institutional level?
- How are human rights defenders integrating well-being and security on a personal level? How are human rights defenders sustaining their well-being and security on a collective level?
- How are human rights defenders and practitioners addressing well-being and security for diverse audiences (i.e. cultural contexts, women, men, LGBTI)? How can these tactics be used in other contexts?
- How are funders sustaining well-being and security of the people and programs that they support?
- How do tactics, strategies and techniques differ between the international and the local levels?
- What approaches are working? What ideas are interesting? What can we learn from these examples?
Share the innovative ways that practitioners/defenders (you and/or others) are sustaining the well-being and security of human rights defenders by adding your comments below and/or replying to existing comments!