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Security and Human Rights Toolkit Webinar
February 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Companies working in complex environments face many security challenges around their areas of operations. These challenges can undermine the safety and security of their operations and staff while also affecting the human rights of local communities. Since 2012, DCAF and the ICRC, with the support of the Human Security Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (HSD), have been leading a joint project to help companies address these challenges. To this end, two products have been developed: a Knowledge Hub, which is a web platform to share relevant guidance, tools and case studies; and a Toolkit of good practices to support companies’ implementation on the ground.
While the DCAF-ICRC project has so far mainly engaged with extractive industries, the webinar will reflect on how the security and human rights challenges identified affect other sectors operating in complex environments. Further, the webinar will be an introduction to the DCAF-ICRC tools and show how to use them, through an interactive demonstration. The goal is to foster an exchange on the principal security and human rights issues that can arise in company operations, and to inform the on-going development of tools and guidance for various sectors facing these challenges.