Tag: #civilresistance

Grassroots in exile: Tibetan Activist Sonam Anja-Tsang

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tweet 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 Read More

A Childs Soldiers Action Guide

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet 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 Read More

It’s been one month since the global youth climate strike. Here’s a list of actionable ways to support the movement.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tweet 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 Read More

A Security Workbook for Human Rights Defenders

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet 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 Read More

Act now! Here are 3 lessons learned from International Women’s Day 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet 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 Read More

A Pocket Guide to Supporting Learners with Disabilities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) specializes in developing toolkits like their Pocket Guide to Supporting Learners with Disabilities.   This Pocket Guide complements the INEE Minimum Standards guide which articulates the right to education for all children and young people, including those affected by crisis.   This guide is intended to be a short Read More

A Twitter recap from #InternationalHumanRightsDay2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tweet Yesterday was International Human Rights Day. Organizations, advocates, human rights defenders, politicians, scholars, and young students took to social media to declare their dedication and commitment to #StandUp4HumanRights. Today, we want to highlight some of the beautifully, powerful tweets that resonated with us. Most importantly, among this recap of inspiring online solidarity, are noteworthy international Read More

Brazil’s hopelessness hurts democracy and human rights

Reading Time: 7 minutes Tweet 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 Read More

Listening In: Our list of the best human rights and civil resistance podcasts

Reading Time: 4 minutes Tweet 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

More than 25 free online courses in human rights, grassroots organizing, nonviolent action, (and more) to enroll in today

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tweet 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 Read More

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