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
Reading Time: 1 minute 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
Reading Time: 2 minutes “Let this be a rallying cry for more resistance!” cheered Cristina Jimenez, co-founder and Executive Director of United We Dream, the largest immigrant-youth led organization in the nation fighting for immigrant rights. President Trump’s repeal of DACA back in September 2017 marked nothing less than a direct assault on the aspirations and hopes of immigrant Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Since September, over 600,000 Rohingyas have been forcibly displaced under threat of genocide and sexual abuse from the Burmese regime, with most fleeing into neighboring Bangladesh. The Rohingya, a Muslim minority group with centuries-old roots in Rakhine state, are being denied statehood and virtually erased as the world watches. News outlets overwhelmingly focus on Aung Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes In December of 2016, the Colombian Congress officially ratified a renegotiated peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), bringing the armed conflict between the government and the nation’s largest guerrilla group to an end. The 52-year-long war caused the displacement of nearly 7 million individuals and lead to the deaths or disappearances Read More
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Yes in the 21st century being unveiled & felling the wind in my hair is a crime in Iran. As a woman, my hair can scare the Islamic Republic.
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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… [more]
Ahed is a Palestinian teenager who spent 8 months in an Israeli prison for standing up to a soldier after her cousin was shot in the head with a rubber bullet by an Israeli soldier. Her arrest drew international attention to the imprisonment of Palestinian children and… [more]
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How Kyrgyz authorities almost banned a womenâs rally on International Womenâs DayA nationalist vigilante group had pledged to break up the rally but the event went ahead without interruption.Read more >>
Let's celebrate People Powered Movements this week! Follow Human Rights Connected and Pretty Friction to champion inspiring human rights movements from around the world. To enter our #RESISTgiveaway, scroll down to the end of this post!Day 1: Can nonviolence end decades of dictatorship in Sudan? Day 2: Human Trafficking Happens… [more]