Brazilian labour leader and environmentalist, Chico Mendes is considered one of the most influential leaders in the global environmental movement. He was assassinated in 1988 while campaigning to stop forest clearance in the Brazilian Amazon. Today, an average of four environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) are killed each week, (50 in 2018 so far), and the world Read More
The Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas) is an online, interactive platform centered on a visual display of thousands of socio-environmental conflicts. From deforestation and palm oil plantations in the Amazonia of Peru to the endangered corals in Okinawa, Japan, the EJAtlas coalition of strategists, organizers and scholars collaborate to expose mobilization efforts through case studies as a way Read More
Women’s leadership and participation during times of conflict is a crucial component of peacebuilding. When women are involved in peace processes, there is a 20 percent increase in the probability of an agreement lasting for 2 or more years, and a 35 percent increase in the probability of it lasting 15 years or longer. There are multiple Read More
There is a growing consensus about the importance of women’s reproductive health and rights, access to family planning and the understanding of menstrual hygiene management as a requisite to the full enjoyment of human rights. According to the Global Fund for Women, 225 million women worldwide want (but lack access to) contraception; approximately 800 women die daily Read More
Human Trafficking plagues cities and countries globally, with millions of women, men, and children facing this form of slavery and exploitation. In a joint effort between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, came the 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery report which reveals that 25 million people were forced into labor last year Read More
CIVICUS Monitor is the first ever comprehensive tool that tracks and monitors conditions for civil society. It rates 195 countries on a 5 point scale from open to closed. CIVICUS also records in real time news, developments related to civil freedoms. Curated by regional research partners, CIVICUS is a tool for civil society to talk Read More
Since 2005, the UN’s International Anti-Corruption Convention has still remained the only universal legally binding anti-corruption instrument. “As a unique tool for developing a comprehensive response to a global problem, the Convention contains innovative and globally accepted anti-corruption standards applicable to both the public and private sectors.” Confronting corruption requires strategic thinking and collective action. Read More
“Let this be a rallying cry for more resistance!” cheered Cristina Jimenez, co-founder and Executive Director of United We Dream, the largest immigrant-youth led organization in the nation fighting for immigrant rights. President Trump’s repeal of DACA back in September 2017 marked nothing less than a direct assault on the aspirations and hopes of immigrant Read More
Since September, over 600,000 Rohingyas have been forcibly displaced under threat of genocide and sexual abuse from the Burmese regime, with most fleeing into neighboring Bangladesh. The Rohingya, a Muslim minority group with centuries-old roots in Rakhine state, are being denied statehood and virtually erased as the world watches. News outlets overwhelmingly focus on Aung Read More
In December of 2016, the Colombian Congress officially ratified a renegotiated peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), bringing the armed conflict between the government and the nation’s largest guerrilla group to an end. The 52-year-long war caused the displacement of nearly 7 million individuals and lead to the deaths or disappearances Read More
#WorldYouthSkillsDay | Watch young #activists take action: a timeline of groundbreaking youth-led #movements https://t.co/X1JCDbCzAh
⚡️ “[RECAP] #HRCLivetweets: Should #humanrights movements be responsible for addressing inequality? Here's a recap of last week's debate hosted by .@OpenSociety.
Here are 8 #movement building lessons we can learn from #youth #activists on #WorldYouthSkillsDay via @nickengelfried @wagingnv https://t.co/bpMOS9aTHZ
How do we support #environmental #humanrights defenders in the ongoing struggle for land protection and #environment rights?
👉 Check out our latest Action Guide to find out: https://t.co/YWWQYVhqm9
MOTIVATION MONDAY | In Spain, reporting is the new norm and is a positive sign that society is growing less tolerant of sexual violence: https://buff.ly/2NQTlGw 1️⃣ Local governments collaborated with feminists groups to produce the country’s first protocol of action against gender violence. 2️⃣ Raising awareness and institutional collaboration… [more]
HRCLivetweets | DC Public Library and the Goethe-Institut Washington are hosting a special poster making workshop as part of its event series on the protests in 1968. We’ll explore the connections between civil resistance and the arts during our this livetweet event! Follow our coverage at: bit.ly/HRCtweetshttp://bit.ly/2LepztO via Human Rights… [more]
#HRCblog | Are you building a grassroots movement to protect land and environmental rights? Interested in environmental issues and want to find ways you can support?
Check out our latest Action Guide to learn more about the threats and challenges EHRDs face and how to best support their campaigns:… [more]
Savanna Madamombe’s activism involves the beautification of her hometown of Harare, livestreaming updates on Facebook and tagging city councilors so the public can hold them accountable for decades of neglect. // “In good faith, I want to plant some flowers, do something small. Blooming flowers to me speak of a… [more]
In the wake of tomorrow’s monumental election in Mexico, Verificado 2018 is using Krzana, an AI-technology tool, to monitor the spread of fake news on social media. “Reaction speed is vital” and media outlets are responding to false narratives with fact-checked evidence.
How do we, as campaigners, activists and organizers,… [more]