There is an exhaustive list of online courses and trainings that offer education about human rights. We’ve compiled a diverse list of practical, online (and free) courses for you to explore and enhance your learning experience. Introduction to Human Rights: These three human rights online courses are offered in Spanish, French, and English; suitable for Read More
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 #Kenya, having a birth certificate is required to enroll in school, register for exams, apply for a passport and more. Learn the steps to register for a birth certificate in this animated guide on #citizenship rights. https://t.co/vw3QyT4dXi #LegalEmpowerment
In their resistance to foreign oil consortiums, Ecuador's indigenous communities are not only fighting for themselves, but for indigenous peoples in every part of the world https://t.co/cS7r7XP55x
#Feminists in #China launched #MeToo in a country where protest is barely possible. Here's a glimpse of how the movement began and where it hopes to go: https://t.co/nkbsPznYgU
Powerful conversations won abortion rights in Ireland. Learn how orgs and activists used training, volunteers and smart tools to empower people to have tough talks about values.
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In order to use social media mobilization effectively, we must understand the power and weaknesses of using new technology to mobilize large numbers of people.
INSPO | Take inspiration from nine activists that are defending the land and environment. To find out how YOU can make a difference and support these environmental activists, check out our Action Guide on Environmental Human Rights Defenders and Environmental Justice ️ bit.ly/EHRD-ActionGuide
A new legislative bill reducing the retirement age of the Supreme Court judges in Poland spurred thousands of protestors to take the streets and resist.
As activists and human rights defenders increasingly rely on the internet to connect civil society groups, the threat of online attacks increases as well. What is being done to help?
Meet the teens that created a movement called Zero Hour - a joint force of global youth activists lending their voice to the climate and environmental justice conversation.