Open Briefing is the only organisation working worldwide to provide professional and appropriate holistic security and duty of care support to at-risk human rights defenders and humanitarians working in violent or repressive environments.

We provide high-impact mentoring, capacity-building and technical assistance across safety and security, digital security and wellbeing and resilience. We also work extensively with the senior management teams and boards of international funders and NGOs.

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We are building a more resilient civil society that can defend our human rights and strive for social, environmental and economic justice within an increasingly restricted civic space.

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Looking at Afghanistan beyond 2014

18 October 2012

Open Briefing: The intensification of militant violence in Afghanistan comes at a time when ISAF/NATO forces are facing a crisis of confidence at home and abroad, with key recent developments eroding the credibility of Western forces in Afghanistan itself. Read more