Protecting the Safety of Human Rights Workers
A human rights professional’s mission includes protecting people from different forms of violent oppression. But what goes into ensuring that these professionals are also protected while they do that important work — oftentimes in dangerous locales?
In this episode, John McLellan, Global VP of Security at International Justice Mission (IJM), discusses how his organization ensures the safety of its employees, people who often need to operate in perilous and unstable environments.
John talks about:
- Unique security situations that IJM encounters
- The key elements of their emergency response plan
- Communication tools the organization utilizes
- Creating relationships with local contacts for additional support