Free Toolkits and Guides for Human Rights Advocates

Tactical Technology Collective ( is an international NGO that provide human rights advocates with guides, tools, training and consultancy to help them develop the skills and tactics they need to increase the impact of their campaigning.

The following guides and toolkits are available online, as downloadable files or they can be posted to not-for-profits in a book/CD format, free of charge.

Mobiles in-a-box: Designed to support campaigners looking to use mobile technology in their work.
Email: mobiles{at}

Message in-a-box: A set of strategic guides and tools to help non-profits create media and communicate for social change.
Email: miab{at}

Security in-a-box: Created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of advocates and human rights defenders.
Soon in Arabic, Russian, French, Spanish
Email: security{at}

Maps for Advocacy: An effective, practical guide to using maps in advocacy campaigns.
Email: mapping{at}

Visualising Information for Advocacy: A manual aimed at helping NGOs and advocates strengthen their campaigns and projects through visual communication.
Soon available in Russian
Email: infodesign{at}

Quick ‘n’ Easy Guide to Online Advocacy: Aims to expose advocates to online services that are quick to use and easy to understand.

Base NGO in-a-box: A collection of tools for the day-to-day running of small to medium sized NGOs.
Currently being updated and translated into a number of languages
Email: base{at}