Human rights workers may face risks to their security depending on where they work. Working in conflict areas or in areas where the authorities or armed groups do not condone human rights work may be particular risky areas for human rights workers.

Human rights workers may prepare themselves by taking courses such as hostile environment awareness training or using seeking information on sites such as

Digital security is also an important part of security for human rights workers. A high level of digital security will assist in ensuring the confidentiality of the human rights workers’ work and partners. Good ressources on this can be found here:

Frontline Defenders

Activists Rights

Security for Human Rights Workers