This is a website for research projects related to the security and protection of human rights defenders at risk conducted by the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York.
The first project, Navigating Risk, Managing Security, and Receiving Support, focuses on the experiences of human rights defenders in Colombia, Mexico, Kenya, Egypt, and Indonesia. It explores topics such as the types of risks defenders face and why; factors that make them feel secure and insecure; their security management practices; norms about wellbeing; and perceptions of 'human rights' and 'human rights defenders' in these five countries.
The second project, Civil Society Networks of Protection, focuses on how formal and informal civil society networks provide protection support to human rights defenders at risk. It examines the issues they face and the ways they respond to the challenges involved in providing support.
This website contains research findings and artistic work produced through these projects.