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The Right to Remedy for Indigenous Peoples in Theory and in Practice

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This report explains the right to remedy as it is understood in international law with a specific focus on the rights of indigenous peoples, and will serve as a guide to indigenous peoples, legal practitioners, and civil organizations alike on where the right to remedy is found and what types of remedies they may request.

Reprisals Handbook

Organisation: International Services for Human Rights

Country/Region: Africa, Latin America

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Human rights defenders, rights holders, victims and witnesses must be free and safe to cooperate with and give evidence and testimony to human rights bodies. They must be protected against any form of intimidation or reprisal in association with this engagement.

A Human Rights Defender Toolkit for Promoting Business Respect for Human Rights

Organisation: International Service for Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides & Manuals

 

How can human rights defenders effectively engage businesses to promote corporate respect for human rights?

A Human Rights Defender Toolkit for Promoting Business Respect for Human Rights has been produced by ISHR, with the pro bono support of leading international law firms Allens Linklaters and DLA Piper.

 

 

Strengthening your Territory of Life

Organisation: ICCA Consortium

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool; Guides & Manuals; Organizational Capacity and training

 

You are invited to embark on a self-strengthening journey, a process of reflection, discussion, and action that you can define and shape according to your needs and the aspirations of your community.

The process consists of seven self-strengthening exercises, each with guiding questions, tools and examples. The elements do not need to be followed “in order” and can be taken up and adapted to fit your context, as determined by your community.

Earth Defenders Toolkit

Organisation: Digital Democracy

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool, Guides and Manuals, Infographics, Organizational Capacity and Training

 

The Earth Defenders Toolkit is a collaborative space for earth defenders and their allies. The Toolkit provides a growing collection of resources and training materials for communities on the frontlines of the struggle to defend critical ecosystems around the world, and community networks for users to connect and share their experiences.

Women Defending the Territory: Experiences of participation in Latin America

Organisation: The Urgent Fund of Latin America (UAF-LA)

Country/Region: Latin America

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

The work presented here, arose from a joint proposal during the encounters facilitated by the UAF-LA, where, on the one hand, the general lack of mechanisms for women’s effective participation was identified; and on the other, the need to give recognition to their fundamental role in the impetus for popular, community, and autonomous consultations and the demand for prior, free and informed consultation within a framework of defense of territories vis-à-vis extractive activity.

Manual to prevent the criminalisation of land rights defenders (Spanish only)

Organisation: Protection International and Pensamiento y Acción Social

Country/Region: Colombia

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This manual is the result of PAS and PI’s support of peasant, afro and indigenous communities in different regions of Colombia and forms part of the effort PI is making to characterise and prevent this phenomenon on a global level.

 

Collective protection for lands rights defenders in Colombia (Spanish only)

Organisation: Protection International; Pensamiento y Acción Local

Country/Region: Colombia

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Along with the Association of Indigenous Groups in the North of Cauca, this case study was developed to bring new elements to the ongoing investigation.

Filming Guide (French only)

Organisation: Witness

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals; Infographics

 

This is a guide on how to create advocacy films with your mobile phone.

Guide for the collective protection of human rights defenders in rural areas (Spanish only)

Organisation: Protection International and Aj Noj

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This publication aims to share theoretical and methodological contributions from the Protección Internacional Mesoamérica (PI Meso) after twelve years of work protecting those who protect human rights.

 

Women Walking Safer - (Spanish only)

Organisation: JASS (Just Associates)

Region/Country: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

The manual aims to: celebrate the fights of women and feminists, and help human rights defenders feel like a part of a global movement of women who are constructing social justice.

Primer: technology to monitor and share information on rainforests and forest peoples' rights

Organisation: Rainforest Foundation Norway; The Engine Room

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This primer is an introduction to using technology to monitor and share information on rainforest issues, land rights and indigenous rights.

Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

Organisation: Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This publication is divided into five chapters addressing different aspects of security and protection of WHRDs.

New Protection Manual for Human Rights Defenders

Organisation: Protection International

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

The purpose of this new manual is to provide human rights defenders with additional knowledge and some tools that may be useful for improving their understanding of security and protection.

Monitoring for more effective advocacy

Organisation: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool; Guides and Manuals

 

The Indigenous Navigator tools, data and resources can be used for for systematically monitoring the level of recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples. The Indigenous Navigator offers rich opportunities for calculating and illustrating the situation for indigenous peoples.

Monitoring and Evaluation of Tactics Tracking Sheet

Organisation: New Tactics in Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Use the following sheets to document the campaign actions you have completed and the results you have observed.

Leaving no one behind: Practical guide for indigenous people

Organisation: Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

The main objective of this practical guide is to provide some basic information for indigenous peoples about the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development in a simpler and easy-to-understand way.

Indigenous Rights Radio

Organisation: Cultural Survival

Country/Region: International

Type: Audio/Video; Online Tool; Webinar

 

Cultural Survival’s Indigenous radio producers bring you the latest information on Indigenous Peoples’ rights and how they are being implemented around the world.

Indigenous peoples’ rights to autonomy and self-government

Organisation: IGWIA, IACHR

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

An International Seminar to assess the global status and trends with regards to indigenous autonomies took place in Mexico City in March 2019. This meeting follows the work developed by indigenous organizations and the organizing institutions over the last few years.

Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Field Handbook on Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP); International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This handbook provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions on how to document human rights violations, particularly indigenous peoples’ collective rights, and use the data gathered for advocacy.

Indigenous Navigator Training

Organisation: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Online Tool; Organisational Capacity & Training

 

The Indigenous Navigator provides a set of tools for indigenous peoples to systematically monitor the level of recognition and implementation of their rights. Here you can find training materials to understand all aspects of the Indigenous Navigator framework and tools.

Protection Manual for Human Rights Defenders: Guide for Facilitators

Organisation: Protection International
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This publication is intended to serve as a tool for people who are interested in facilitating training processes to develop protection capacities in human rights defenders (HRDs), their organisations and communities.Available in English, French and Spanish.

Guidelines on autonomous consultation and consent protocols

Organisation: Rede de Cooperacao Amazonica (RCA)
Country/Region: Brazil
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Resource available in Portuguese only:: Protocolos autonomos de consulta e consentimento. Guia de Orientacoes

Consultation & Prior Consent Protocols: Ideal for developing free, prior and informed consent protocols

Organisation: Fase Amazonia; Fundo DEMA
Country/Region: Brazil
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Resource available in Portuguese only: Protocolos de Consulta & Consentimento Previo: Ideais para a elaboracao de protocolos de consulta previa, livre, informada de consentimento.

Indigenous Navigator Tools Database

Organisation: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool

 

The Indigenous Navigator offers a systematic analysis of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and a comprehensive approach to understanding its provisions, as well as monitoring their implementation through a series of straightforward questions.

Prior Consultation Protocols: and the right of free determination

Organisation: Fundacao Rosa Luxemburgo; CEPEDIS
Country/Region: Brazil
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Protocolos de Consulta Previa: e o direito a livre determinacao (Portuguese only)

Human Rights Defenders Toolbox

Organisation: Peace Brigades International (PBI) and Simmons

Country/Region: International

Type: Documents and Manuals

 

We created the Human Rights Defenders Toolbox for our pro bono client Peace Brigades International. It comprises factsheets on specific legal topics in both English and Spanish which are disseminated to human rights defenders worldwide.

Radio Program Guide on UNDRIP

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals; Webinar

 

This guide is an effort of AIPP and IVAN to raise public awareness about the rights of indigenous peoples through community and mainstream radios.

How to Develop a Community Paralegal Program

Organisation: Namati

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool; Guides and Manuals

 

Community paralegals are grassroots advocates who use their knowledge of the law to seek concrete solutions to instances of injustice.

Holistic Security: Trainer's Manual

Organisation: Tactical Technology Collective

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This manual was created as a companion to Tactical Technology Collective’s Holistic Security – A Strategy Manual for Human Rights Defenders.

It was also created to reflect new knowledge and best practices identified through Tactical Tech’s facilitation of dialogues and engagements between experts and facilitators in overall protection, digital security, and psycho-social well-being for human rights defenders (HRDs) between 2013 and 2015.

Holistic Security: A strategy manual for Human Rights Defenders

Organisation: Tactical Technology Collective

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This guide is the first to explicitly adopt a ‘holistic’ approach to security and protection strategies for human rights defenders. In short, this means that rather than looking separately at the importance of our digital security, psycho-social well-being and organisational security processes, it attempts to integrate them and highlight their interrelatedness.

GRINS: An Automation System Designed for Community Radios

Organisation: Gramvaani

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

GRINS is a unique Radio Automation System designed for Community Radio stations. Key features include telephony, preview, internet streaming, content management, address book, SMS and polls and low cost.

Facilitator Guide: Kenyan Community Land Act

Organisation: Namati

Country/Region: Kenya

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

In 2016 Kenya signed into law the Community Land Act (CLA), a progressive piece of legislation that gave life to Article 63 of the Constitution of Kenya.

The CLA presents an unprecedented opportunity for communities to legally claim rights to their land and have complete decision-making power about how their land is used and managed. It is in light of this that the Facilitator’s Guide was published.

Environmental Impact Assessment in the Mekong Region

Organisation: EarthRights International

Country/Region: Mekong Delta

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

EarthRights International (ERI), alongside its partners in the Mekong Legal Network (MLN), is working directly to build the capacity of communities, campaigners and lawyers to engage in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes in the Mekong region. Consequently, ERI and the MLN have collaborated to produce this original manual for EIA practitioners in the six Mekong countries which specifically targets government decision-makers, investors, lawyers and other professionals working on the implementation of EIA.

Realizing Indigenous Women's Rights: A handbook on the CEDAW

Organisation: Asian Indigenous Women’s Network; Forest Peoples Programme; Tebtebba Foundation
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Indigenous women the world over experience particular forms of discrimination because of their multiple identities, discrimination against them as indigenous peoples and discrimination of a different form against their gender. This book seeks to work towards realizing indigenous women’s rights by explaining the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

RIGHTS! Training Manual on UNDRIP (Vol. 2)

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Training on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Information coming soon!

 

 

Security in a box: digital security tools and tactics

Organisation: Tactical Technology Collective; Frontline Defenders
Country/Region: International
Type: Digital Tool

 

The Tactics Guides in this toolkit cover basic principles such as how to create strong passphrases and avoid malware. The Tool Guides offer step-by-step instructions to help you install, configure and use essential digital-security software and services.

Security Risk Management: a basic guide for smaller NGOs

Organisation: European Interagency Security Forum (EISF)
Country/Region: International
Type: Audio/Visual; Digital Tool; Guides & Manuals; Info-graphic; Organizational Capacity & Training; Template; Video; Webinar

 

The security of personnel is one of the biggest challenges facing humanitarian and development non-governmental organisations (NGOs), large and small, as they are faced with growing insecurity, threats and violence.

This guide aims to be a simple, easy-to-use security resource to help smaller NGOs demystify security risk management.

Webinar Series: Defending the Amazon in times of COVID-19 (Spanish, Portuguese only)

Organisation: All Eyes on the Amazon
Country/Region: International
Type: Audio/Visual; Digital Tool; Guides & Manuals; Info-graphic; Organizational Capacity & Training; Template; Video; Webinar

Database of Good Practices

Organisation: International Land Coalition

Country/Region: International

Type: Online Tool

 

One of the motivations for joining the International Land Coalition is for members to have a dedicated space to share experiences with, and learn from other members. That is why the ILC Secretariat has developed the Database of Good Practices. The Database is organised around the 10 commitments for people-centred land governance. This way the case studies in the Database provide concrete examples and guidance to the members and partners of ILC on how to achieve each of these commitments.

Dams, Rivers, and Rights: An Action Guide for Communities Affected by Dams

Organisation: International Rivers

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Around the world, people are rising up against big dams. They are fighting to protect their rivers and their livelihoods from new dams. They are demanding compensation for problems caused by old dams. They are proposing better alternatives for energy, water supply and flood management. All of them are fighting for a voice in decisions that affect their lives.

Community-based Security Measures and Territory: Methodological Notes from an Integral Defense Perspective

Organisation: ProDESC

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

The material in the following pages is the result of several years of ProDESC’s work (ProDESC is the acronym in Spanish for the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Project). Throughout our trajectory in the defense of human rights, and in particular in defense of land, territory and natural resources, we have observed and thought carefully about the realities and challenges faced by community defenders in their everyday tasks.

Community Radio: Strengthening democracy and governance through development of the media in Mozambique

Organisation: UNESCO, UNDP

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

A community radio is a unique local force for development. It has the fantastic capacity of a mass medium, facilitating that a few people can communicate effectively with many. Once the installation is carried out, and the radio is really on air, the producers can very easily be in instantaneous touch with the listeners – with the community. Any important news can immediately be carried into to the radio receivers of the community.

Community Based Monitoring and Information systems: for community trainers and organizers

Organisation: Tebtebba Foundation

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

Survey Template for Community-Led Research

Organisation: International Accountability Project
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This Survey Template was designed to explore the direct experiences and expertise community members have about the process and impacts of development projects, and to identify ideas and priorities for their visions of development.

Territories of Life: A video toolkit for indigenous peoples about land and rights

Organisation: LifeMosaic

Country/Region: International

Type: Video

 

The Territories of life toolkit is a series of videos that share stories of resistance, resilience and hope with communities on the front line of the global rush for land. The aim of the toolkit is to share stories, experiences and ideas between communities, and to help spark discussions of your own.

Territories of Life: Booklet for Facilitators

Organisation: Life Mosaic
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

The Territories of Life toolkit is a series of 10 short videos that share stories of resistance, resilience and hope with communities on the frontline of the global rush for land (Tandem with VideoToolkit).

Toolkit on Indigenous Women's Rights in Africa

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme
Country/Region: Africa
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This toolkit was created to help indigenous women in Africa to better understand the African human rights system and how to use it effectively to secure their rights, and is comprised of 11 information notes (detailed below).

Toolkit on the Inter-American human rights system for indigenous women

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme
Country/Region: North, South & Central America
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This toolkit, which contains a series of information notes explaining different aspects of the Inter-American system, is designed to help indigenous women and their advocates to use the Inter-American human rights system effectively.

Training manual for Indigenous Peoples on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is meant to equip indigenous peoples’ organizations, leaders, trainers and community members with the information and knowledge necessary to ensure that the right to FPIC is respected.

Digital Security Training Module

Organisation: CIPE
Country/Region: International
Type: Digital Tool; Guides & Manuals

 

CIPE Training Module #3: Digital Security

Transforming Power: a gender guide for organizations campaigning on dams and for rivers

Organisation: International Rivers
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This guide was created as a tool to help Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and grassroots community organizations strengthen their gender practice and encourage campaigning in ways that are gender-responsive in the interests of both women and men.

 

Guide to Types of Grievance Mechanisms

Organisation: SOMO
Country/Region: International
Type:Guides & Manuals

 

This website/guide describes and distinguishes the following types of mechanisms:

  • International grievance mechanisms
  • Regional mechanisms: multilateral development banks
  • Regional human rights commissions
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Rights to Development

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

A guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on Rights to Development.

Community Radio: A user's guide to the technology

Organisation: UNESCO

Country/Region: International

Types: Document and Manual

 

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you have taken the first steps on along and satisfying journey that should (we hope) culminate in the setting upand successful operation of a community radio station: A radio station by, for and from the people.

Community Media: a good practice handbook

Organisation: UNESCO

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This is a collection of case studies of good practice in community media. Its intention is to provide inspiration and support for those engaged in community media advocacy and to raise awareness and understanding of community media among policy makers and other stakeholders.

Community Action Guide on Community Led Research

Organisation: International Accountability Project

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Conducting community-led research is one effective way for communities to
respond to development challenges, and to voice their development priorities

Communities in the Driving Seat: A Manual on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

Organisation: Social Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Free, Prior and Informed Consent – known as ‘FPIC’ – is an international legal
standard protected by both Liberia’s national law and the legally binding human
rights treaties to which Liberia is a party.

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Free Prior and Informed Consent

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

A guide on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

Video as Evidence: Field Guide

Organisation: Witness
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

The Video as Evidence Field Guide helps filmers use videos to expose abuse and bring about justice. This resource helps ensure that more cameras in more hands can lead to more exposure and greater justice.

We're Experts Too! Checking to support Community-Led Reseearch

Organisation: International Accountability Project
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

In this Checklist, you will find a summary of the main strategies and recommendations that are described in the Community Action Guide on Community-led Research. A Survey Template for Community-Led Research is available with this Checklist for you to use and adapt to your own community.

Collective Protection of Human Rights Defenders of the Right to Land and Territory: Conceptual developments and methodological challenges

Organisation: Protection International, Pensamiento y Acción Social

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This report is the product of a two-year long research project that seeks to explore more comprehensive approaches to protection for human rights defenders, particularly those defending the right to land and territory.

Autonomous, Free and Informed Consultation and Prior Consent Protocols

Organisation: Observatory on Community Protocols

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool; Guides & Manuals

A Rights-Based Approach to Participatory Video

Organisation: Insight
Country/Region: International
Type: Digital Tool; Guides & Manuals

 

This toolkit has been assembled to provide the first few stepping stones for practitioners of participatory video to begin introducing a rights-based approach into their practice.