Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 human Read More
Reading Time: 7 minutes 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
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 4 minutes 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
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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
Reading Time: 1 minute 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
This is Alannah from HRC, signing off! Thanks to @law4blacklives @l4bldc for hosting another great #webinar series!
And a special s/o to today's panelists for sharing their #resistance insights:
-Adjoa A. Aiyetoro
Adjoa Aiyetoro, #activist attorney + Professor Emerita @BowenLaw: "Surveillance on black identity activists pre-date the 20th century and will continue as long as they challenge the fundamental basis of a white supremacist, capitalist government." #HRClivetweets
🌎🌍🌏 Sukti Dhital, Deputy Director of @NYUBernstein shares global trends in state supression #HRClivetweets
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Criminalizing Protest #webinar hosted by @Law4BlackLives @L4BLDC
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