We’re excited to announce a new manual by and for women activists and human rights defenders that is designed to strengthen our collective safety so we can continue our vital work. Created by JASS (Just Associates), in collaboration with the UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst, and with the support of the International Service for Human Rights, Calala Women’s Fund and Central American Women’s Fund. The manual builds on the experiences of women activists to offer practical and interactive approaches that both deepen our understanding of context, power and risk, and help us develop collective strategies and practices which keep us safer and stronger as we defend human rights. We welcome any feedback from organizations, communities and women human rights defenders who use this manual so we can incorporate suggestions in a future revised version. Write us!