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Organizations & Initiatives

  • Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR)

    The Arab Institute for Human Rights is an independent Arab non-governmental organization based in Tunisia.The Arab Institute for Human Rights aims to promote a culture of civil, political, economic, social and cultural human rights, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international conventions, and to strengthen the values of democracy and citizenship.They seek to do this through training, education, research, utilizing media resources, strengthening civil society, providing expertise, facilitating the exchange of information, and promoting the culture of women’s and children’s rights.

  • Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)

    FORUM-ASIA is a membership-based regional human rights organisation committed to the promotion and protection of all human rights, including the right to development, through collaboration and cooperation among human rights organizations and defenders in Asia.

  • Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

    The Association for Progressive Communications (APC)’s mission is to empower and support organizations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.

  • Bahrain Human Rights Monitor (BHRM)

    Bahrain Human Rights Monitor was formed to join a group of local, regional and international human rights organizations concerned with monitoring and developing human rights in Bahrain, and promoting Bahraini citizens’ rights on the ground. The Monitor aims to strengthen relations between the civil society organizations, official bodies and international human rights organizations in order to take charge of defending citizens’ rights.

  • Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

    CCHR is a non-aligned, independent, non-governmental organization which works to promote and protect democracy and respect for human rights throughout Cambodia. They focus primarily on civil and political rights, although they work on a variety of interlinked human rights issues.

  • Cambodian Defenders Project (CDP)

    The CDP’s vision is for the human rights of all Cambodians to be respected and protected by the institutions of a liberal democracy and the rule of law. Its mission is to promote the full range of human rights for all Cambodian people by providing legal representation to the poor and vulnerable and by strengthening the institutions required for a liberal democracy and for the rule of law.

  • Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)

    CESR works to promote social justice through human rights. It seeks to uphold the universal human rights of every human being to education, health, food, water, housing, work, and other economic, social and cultural rights essential to human dignity.

  • CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

    Since 1993, CIVICUS has built successively on important achievements. These include the preparation of regional reports on the status of civil society (1994); publication and global distribution of Citizens -Strengthening Global Civil Society (1995), the organisation’s first world report on the state of civil society; regional consultations of members; and a growing publications record and groundbreaking work by three special Task Forces in 1996 and 1997 on increasing the understanding and visibility of the sector, the legal principles necessary for the sector’s empowerment and enhancing the sector’s resource base. Their priorities are to strengthen the influence of civil societies, connect different forces of citizen action, and enable civil societies by working for better conditions.

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