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Tactical Tech Toolkits

Tactical Tech's toolkits are designed to meet the needs of not-for-profit groups such as NGOs, human rights advocates, independent journalists and community associations.

Each toolkit is complied by a team of international experts and is then rigorously peer-reviewed by an editorial team – with the needs of not-for-profit organisations and human rights advocates prioritised at all times.

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

Mobiles in-a-box: Designed to support campaigners looking to use mobile technology in their work.

French: http://fr.mobiles.tacticaltech.org

Email: mobiles{at}tacticaltech.org

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}tacticaltech.org

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}tacticaltech.org

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}tacticaltech.org

Tactical Tech are happy to send copies of any or all of these toolkits and guides to human rights advocates working in marginalised communities.

Please contact us if you are interested in translating the toolkits into other languages.

For general toolkit enquiries email: toolkits{at}tacticaltech{dot}org

Toolkit Testimonials

Message in-a-box

"We have used Message-in-a-Box as a resource for our citizen journalism work, and in amplifying women's voices. Combing tools and the tactics to use them, is a great way to put technology in context. Tools are only effective if they are matched with effective planning, good strategies and when they are matched with skills and resources – Message-in-a-Box delivers information on doing all this.”

- Sally-Jean Shackleton,Executive Director, Women's Net, South Africa.

Mobiles in-a-box

"Mobiles in-a-box is what every non techie involved in campaigns and advocacy NEEDS. It has enhanced our work on mobiles for transformation in terms of the opportunities it affords us of skipping the services of techies and it has helped us operate efficiently. We are now commencing a project on human rights mobile hub that will utilize some of the techniques stated in the toolkit."

- Christiana Charles-Iyoha, Centre for Policy Development (PolDeC) Nigeria.

Security in-a-box

"Very inspiring and practical - there are so many tools and softwares out there and it makes a real difference to have someone do the work of testing and recommending so that we can just take action without having to search for the best options or have doubts if we missed something."

- Helen, Access Info, Spain

"I have used Security in-a-box it to train my colleagues in internet security and also to protect myself from monitoring when I am deploying online direct actions. I plan to use this for more such trainings in the future."

- Dharmesh Shah, Community Environmental Monitoring, India