Since Dilma Rousseff was ousted from office in 2016, one thing is sure: Brazilian society has lost critical hope on politics and is now profoundly polarized. With two extremes of the political spectrum unwilling to dialogue and failing to tackle its structural problems, Brazilian democracy and human rights are now at stake. Origins of a Read More
We’ve done some podcast exploring and created a list of our favorite human rights and civil resistance episodes. Listen in on interviews and conversations by activists, lecturers, public radio broadcasters and more! This resource roundup is accessible to ALL users and anyone wanting to learn more about human rights topics and global social movements. Read More
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
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Since Dilma Rousseff was ousted from office in 2016, one thing is sure: Brazilian society has lost critical hope on politics and is now profoundly polarized. With two extremes of the political spectrum unwilling to dialogue and failing to tackle its structural problems, Brazilian democracy and human rights are now… [more]
It is important to say that a populist discourse is usually dangerous in a democracy, as it sees the world in black and white, “the good and the corrupt”, when in reality the spectrum is complex.
But when such discourse is detached from fundamental rights, it triggers and legitimizes public… [more]
Individuals and grassroots organizations in Puerto Rico provide not only shelter and food, but hope for the continued protection of human rights
The situation on the ground
Estimates for those who have passed away are debated, but at least 2,500 people have died and thousands more are still without electricity and… [more]
What you need to know about the upcoming electionThe Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher in Brazil’s Presidential Election. Here’s What to Know.
What sparked the #EleNão movement?
We're millions of diverse women….
Today, we are together with our heads held… [more]
We’ll discuss international advances in gender justice with former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi PIllay.