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Here’s some text and designs (see: freeDimensional’s Distress Service Blueprint) that I helped frame for a forthcoming report to the EU on shelter initiatives for human rights defenders in distress:

The international human rights NGOs such as AI, FIDH, Front Line Defenders, PEN International, Protection International, RWB etc. clear comparative advantages are that they are able to identify HRDs in most need for temporary relocation pro-actively through their daily work in the field and with the assistance of the their local partner organisations.  However, other organisations such as freeDimensional which may not be perceived as a classic human rights NGO although they work with artist-in distress and thus HRDs throughout the world has recently launched a best practice model of identification, needs-assessment and best-match model that they are now rolling out with their coalition partners in all continents after an initial pilot phase.

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