The International Budget Partnership collaborates with civil society around the world to use budget analysis and advocacy as a tool to improve effective governance and reduce poverty.
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MineAlert is a website and mobile app that alerts residents and organisations to mining applications and licenses in their regions. It aims to promote public- and private-sector accountability in the mining sector, to advance civil society and socio-economic rights, to protect the free flow of information, and to strengthen justice and equality.
VOZ aims not to just extract information, but to support the voices of those who are normally excluded, disenfranchised, or oppressed. It is designed to provide a safe, secure and professional way in which Social Movement Organisations and activists can build and share their knowledge online, helping it to be recognized both locally and globally, and addressing power inequalities around knowledge. VOZ allows campaigners, activists and social movements to quickly and easily post live reports of human rights and environmental abuses occurring in their local area.
The following organizations featured in this online directory issue appeals and mobilize international solidarity in response to urgent situations regarding women human rights defenders (WHRDs).
One way to ensure the safety of human rights defenders is to provide visible recognition to their work through the use of appropriate publicity and raising their profiles in the media. The following is a list of organizations sorted by region that offer awards, fellowships, and sponsorship programs.
The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute international Rule of Law Directory is the first centralised, fully searchable, online database of entities engaged in rule of law work throughout the world, providing an invaluable tool to those establishing and implementing rule of law programmes.
The IPS acts as a communication channel that privileges the voices and the concerns of the poorest and creates a climate of understanding, accountability and participation around development, promoting a new international information order between the South and the North. To fulfill this mission, IPS provides news and content, capacity building, and dissemination and networking.
Indigenous Rights Radio uses the power of community radio to inform Indigenous communities of their rights. We envision a world in which Indigenous communities, equipped with knowledge of their rights, are empowered to protect their lands, languages, and cultures.
The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) is a collaborative initiative of groups and individuals from around the world working to secure economic and social justice through human rights. Through ESCR-Net, groups and individuals can exchange information, develop a collective voice, amplify their actions, develop new tools and strategies. By facilitating joint actions, enhancing communications and building solidarity across regions, the network seeks to build a global movement to make human rights and social justice a reality for all.
Human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) are intended to minimize human rights risks, lessen adverse impacts, and strengthen positive outcomes of business investments on affected populations. This paper describes why HRIAs are an essential element of the due diligence process stipulated in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, offers case studies of company- and community-led HRIAs, and provides recommendations, among other topics.