Digital Defenders Partnership
We support Human Rights Defenders facing digital threats and work to strengthen local rapid response networks.
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Incident Emergency Fund
Our rapid response mechanism for Human Rights defenders, journalists, activists and organisations facing digital threats and attacks.
Community and Network Fund
To support initiatives for building skills, collaboration, and exchange among organisations and individuals working on internet freedom and holistic security.
Sustainable Protection Fund
To help human rights organisations, including journalists, grass-roots and social movements, build their digital security capacities over a more extended period.
Global Partnership Fund
To support multi-regional initiatives
which have a global reach and local focus.
Regional Partnership Fund
To support initiatives promoting online freedom and digital protection for human rights defenders which operate in a single country or region.
Bessy Ferrera Emergency Fund
Emergency mechanism for LGBTQIA+ activists that work with Hivos or Hivos’ partners around the globe.
Digital Protection Accompaniment
A holistic programme of activities, including sustainable responses to threats, facilitation, and community building within the broader ecosystem of support to human rights defenders under digital threats.
Feminism and decolonisation
We adopt a feminist and intersectional approach as the epistemological basis for our analysis and the development of our internal and external programmes. We are actively looking to make visible and ponder power relations taking place in our strategies and operations.
Digital First Aid Kit
The Digital First Aid Kit is a free resource to help rapid responders, digital security trainers, and tech-savvy activists to better protect themselves and the communities they support against the most common types of digital emergencies.