Achieving justice and remedy for the violations that you suffered as a human rights defender working on business-related human rights abuses, can be a lengthy and difficult process. It may require a combination of patience and strategy, and you may have to call on a number of different resources to achieve your goal. A comprehensive approach may include using legal remedies together with other kinds of complementary strategies such as strategic campaigning, shareholder accountability strategies, grassroots mobilisation, coalition building or gaining media attention.
It can be overwhelming to think about all of these considerations right after an abuse has taken place. Before thinking about the strategies, you want to use, try to make sure you are both physically and mentally safe and strong [see Security tips].
Remember that you are not alone in this situation and that there are a range of organisations that can help you and provide you with immediate support in case of emergency, financial, legal and psychological difficulties [see Resource Hub].