Strengthening security for LGBTI activism

In response to the evolving landscape of activism, we are pleased to announce a Call for Learning tailored to the needs of LGBTI activists and organisations taking place over three dates in July.

In the work of activism, facing organised opposition and unexpected security challenges is increasingly common. To support you, we’re offering a series of webinars this July, designed to empower LGBTI activists in Europe and Central Asia in effectively navigating security challenges, enhance security knowledge and reduce concerns.

Join us for these three foundational webinars, starting 10 July:

Risk management with Alexandra Delemenchuk

Overview: Learn the fundamentals of risk mapping and management to protect your team and community.

Date & Time: 10 July, 10:00 CEST

3 hours, with breaks each hour

What we will be covering:

  • The fundamentals of risk assessment
  • Risk assessment in communications
  • Tools and resources for self-assessment

Physical event security with Kaspars Zalitis

Overview: Gain practical insights on planning and ensuring the safety of your community events.

Date & Time: 17 July, 10:00 CEST

3 hours, with breaks each hour

What we will be covering:

  • Identifying essential elements to consider for event security.
  • Developing comprehensive security guidelines before conducting an event.
  • Addressing security protocols in the event of venue compromise.
  • Implementing post-event security measures and follow-up actions.

Data protection with Gillo Cutrupi

Overview: Understand robust digital hygiene practices to safeguard sensitive data in a vulnerable digital world.

Date & Time: 25 July, 10:00 CEST

3 hours, with breaks each hour

What we will be covering:

  • Protecting visual data
  • Secure data storage and management
  • Protecting speakers and visible persons
  • Working with vulnerable and marginalised groups

Why you should join these webinars

  • To build a strong foundation for your security efforts, leading to less worry and safer spaces for your communities.
  • To forge new connections, gain a realistic outlook on risk management, and free up time for other priorities while maintaining a safe and responsible working environment.

Who can apply

Groups and organisations in Europe and Central Asia at the beginning of their path or with limited resources for security expertise.

Make your activism safer and more effective. Join us this July and let’s strengthen security for your activism!