Tag: #humanrights

10 Indigenous-Led Human Rights Organizations To Know

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tweet 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.  Read More

Here are 198 methods of nonviolent action

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet 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 Read More

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

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Sudan junta shuts down Internet to cover-up horrific human rights violations

Reading Time: 5 minutes Tweet 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. Read More

Your Wellbeing as a Human Rights Activist: A Civic Charter Webinar

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet 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’ 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

Building farmworkers capacity is the new paradigm for nourishing the food security movement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tweet Farmworkers, consumers and food retail companies adopted a more just and sustainable food system. The Fair Food Program (FFP) is a worker-driven approach that ensures farmworkers can preserve their human rights and fair labor wages. Created by the Coalition of the Immokalee Workers (CIW), the Fair Food Program is one effective method of securing food justice.   Read More

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