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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.

Forest Link | Mapping for Rights

Organisation: Rainforest Foundation UK

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool

 

The ForestLink community real-time forest monitoring initiative aims to unlock the potential of traditional forest guardians in monitoring and protecting their forest lands.

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.

Collective Protection Resources and Mechanisms for the Defense of Human Rights in Indigenous Communities in Paraguay (Spanish only)

Organisation: Federación por la Autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas (FAPI)

Country/Region: Paraguay

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This document analyses the current situation of defending human rights for indigenous people. It looks at good practice for collective, organised and communal human rights defense, as well as highlighting the limitations therein.

Community-led Collective Protection through Community Protocols in Sabah, Malaysia

Organisation: Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP); Pacos Trust

Country/Region: Sabah, Malaysia

Type: Guides & Manuals

 

The purpose of this write up is to contribute to an effort to compile resources helpful in increasing community resilience and protection. The more resilient a community, the better they can respond and recover from their adversities.

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.

‘Free, Prior and Informed Consent’ Posters (French, Swahili, Lingala, Kikongo only)

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides & Manuals; Infographics

 

FPP and partners developed a set of posters on the right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). By combining pictures and short pieces of text, the posters depict the stages of a process that respects the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities to free, prior and informed consent with regard to projects likely to affect their lands, territories and natural resources.

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.

 

Information for indigenous defenders on their collective rights on land, territories and environment (Spanish only)

Organisation: FAPI & Others

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This is a resource for indigenous rights defenders to better understand their collective rights to land territories and environment.

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.

Prey Lang App

Organisation: Prey Lang Community Network

Country/Region: Prey Lang Forest, Cambodia

Type: Digital Tool

 

The Prey Lang app is used by PLCN to collect data on the illegal logging of Prey Lang, and the impact this has on biodiversity and local livelihoods. This data is then analyzed in reports and communicated to policy makers and the Cambodian public.

Participatory Mapping: Some guidelines for communities and organisations that support them

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme; UK AID

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Participatory mapping has been used as a tool for supporting community rights for many years. More recently, there has been an increased focus on monitoring as well as mapping, although the distinction between these two concepts is not always entirely clear and they are sometimes used interchangeably.

Participatory Mapping as a tool for empowerment: experiences and lessons learned from the ILC network

Organisation: International Land Coalition

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

“Participatory Mapping as a tool for empowerment” brings together a number of valuable experiences on community-mapping approaches. These represent a set of tools and methods that are rapidly being taken up, developed, improved and shared by community-based organizations in many parts of the world.

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.

MAPEO

Organisation: Digital Democracy

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool

 

MAPEO is a free digital toolset for documenting, monitoring and mapping many types of data.

Making Change Happen: Indigenous and Rural Women in Defense of Land, Territories and Women's Rights

Organisation: JASS: Just Associates

Country/Region: Southeast Asia and Mesoamerica

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This issue of Making Change Happen (No. 5) analyzes the efforts of rural and indigenous women to defend their land, ancestral territories and rights.

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 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.

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.

Indigenous Mapping Workshops

Organisation: Firelight Group

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tools; Webinars

 

The Indigenous Mapping Workshop and its strategic partners are dedicated to the development and advancement of culturally appropriate and inclusive geospatial technologies for Indigenous communities.

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)

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.

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.

eyeWitness User Manual

Organisation: eyeWitness to Atrocities

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

A series of easy to follow instructions for using the various features of the eyeWitness app.

eyeWitness App

Organisation: eyeWitness to Atrocities

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool

 

We believe in a simple vision: A world where those who commit the worst international crimes are held responsible for their actions. We use an innovative approach, combining law and technology, to make this a reality.

Security is Community: Lessons from the Panic Button Experience

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

 

Originally situated within the Security with Human Rights Campaign at Amnesty International (AI), the panic Button project was born out of a desire to creatively engage with technologists to positively impact on situations of enforced disappearances and unlawful detention.

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

Sistema de Observação e Monitoramento da Amazônia Indígena

Organisation: Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM)
Country/Region: South America
Type: Digital Tool

 

Information coming soon!

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.

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

Surveillance & counter-surveillance for HRDs and their organisations

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

 

This booklet aims to provide human rights defenders and their organisations tools to check and curtail actions carried out against them: By engaging in counter-surveillance one can make it more difficult for aggressors to attack so that your security will improve and you can continue with defending human rights safely.

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.

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
Umbrella - free digital and physical security advice

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

 

Protect yourself. Protect your team. Security First’s flagship Umbrella app gives you free digital and physical security advice when you need it most in a downloadable App.

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

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: A collective approach to the right to defend human rights

Organisation: Protection International

Country: International

Types: Guides and Manuals

 

The purpose of this publication is to contribute to a shift in current prevailing narratives on the protection of human rights defenders. For protection to be effective, sustainable and reach a greater number of human rights defenders, we shift towards a more collective mindset.

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.