Reading Time: 3 minutes Tweet South Africa-based organization CIVICUS defines a protest movement as “a continuous public and physical gathering of a group of individuals committed to using nonviolent tactics to effect some political, social, cultural or economic change that diverges from mainstream or extant political positions or practices”. Their newly published Protest Resilience Toolkit reveals main findings on
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.
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
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
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.
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’
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
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
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
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