Reading Time: 3 minutes On Monday, October 14, 2019, indigenous communities joined to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the United States. Native activists and non-native allies work nationwide to reframe the narrative from colonialism to indigenous cultural heritage and resistance. To further the movement, here is a resource round-up of ten indigenous rights organizations you should know about. The Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Detouring from our #FeaturedResourceFriday, we’re sharing a timely resource in honor of International Day of Non-Violence 2019. Nonviolent action (NVA), also known as people power, political defiance, and nonviolent struggle, is a strategic way of reacting in conflict by steering away from physical violence. NVA, as an alternative to violence, gives more opportunities to extend Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes There have been 155 confirmed instances of self-immolation of Tibetans within Tibet and China since 2009. Since China’s occupation in 1950, the government has violently silenced Tibetans’ cultural and religious expression. Self-immolations are extreme acts of protest against the government’s systematic suppression. Detailed info about each act of self-immolation can be found in this fact-sheet Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes Guest blog post by Uzaz Elshami, Sudanese-American human rights researcher & advocate. Updated on July 6th: This weekend, opposition groups and Sudan’s military reached an agreement that should be finalized by Monday, July 8th. A mutually established “joint military-civilian sovereign council” agreed to rotate ruling power for the next three years and three months. Although Read More
Reading Time: 1 minute We are delighted to announce the launch of the new HRC website! Our new look features a user-friendly and intuitive interface so you could find the best human rights and civil resistance tools, faster and easier. We hope you find our new site dynamic and accessible! Check out some features below: Access our library anywhere, Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Grace Achara was abducted at 14. She was forced to serve in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and married off to an abusive older man. Although Grace and her four children escaped, they still face severe hardship. Child returnees are subject to poverty and stigma during the reintegration process especially when the shifting political landscapes Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes The work performed by Human Rights Defenders (HRD’s) is formidable. Distress and confrontation are part of human rights work and take its toll on HRD’s mental health. Yet, activists are often expected to be psychologically well-balanced and available around the clock. The International Civil Society Centre is breaking the stigma around talking about HRDs’ psychological Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes The 15th of March marked the first Global Youth Strike for Climate Action. Over 1.6 million young activists in over 125 countries took to the streets to demand leaders worldwide foreground climate action in their humanitarian agendas. Environmental human rights are more relevant than ever before. Climate change as a human rights issue, is a Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Human Rights Defenders’ (HRDs) work might sometimes expose them to specific contexts of violence and repression. HRDs’ safety and protection remain a priority both personally and for the successful execution of their humanitarian work. HRDs might experience threat at first hand as part of their work. In such situations, it is crucial that they are Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) play a crucial role in accelerating change and yet they continue to face increasing repression, violence and impunity at the hands of state and non-state actors. This recap of International Women’s Day will share three actionable ways you can actively participate in their resistance. Lesson 1: More action, less rhetoric Read More
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TAKE #NONVIOLENT ACTION ✊🏼✊🏿✊🏾 Learn 198 ways you can #resist on #NonViolenceDay on the latest #HRCblog
"Non-violence is ethical activism at its political best." - Elder Emeritus Ela Bhatt.
As we recall the wisdom of Ela Bhatt this International Day of #nonviolence, we stand in solidarity with non-violent activists across the world who are mobilising for a better future.
Nonviolence is active.
Nonviolence is courageous.
It is strategic.
It is truthful in the face of power.
It pursues a more peaceful, just, humane world through self, social and systemic change.
Nonviolence is reactive and proactive.
Nonviolence is a posture and a vehicle.
Today indigenous communities come together to celebrateÂ Indigenous Peoples Day in the United States. Native activists and their non-native allies are working nationwide to change the narrative from centering colonialism to centering the indigenous peoplesÂ who have resisted centuries of oppression. To echo this campaign, HRC brings you a resource round-up of… [more]
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Sudan is proof nonviolence can shift power back to the people.