The Manual “Understanding Human Rights” is envisioned as a tool for assisting learners and educators in Human Security Network partner countries and beyond in their human rights education and learning efforts in various cultural settings as a strategy for enhancing human security. As designed, it could be a helpful starting point for understanding human rights and human wrongs, for training future trainers and for opening a discussion forum for inter-cultural exchange and awareness.
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A Human Rights Defender (HRD) is a person or group that works on the front lines to promote and protect human rights. Because Human Rights Defenders are directly challenging human rights abuses by governments and private parties, their own rights can be endangered. This resource sheet is designed specifically for Human Rights Defenders, providing information about safety and security, emergency assistance for at-risk HRDs, and advocacy tools.
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.
The Ruckus Society has created a handout specifically to help design strategic action. It outlines the stages to a campaign, explains the power of social movements, and shows the various ways through which effective action can be achieved.
Esta propuesta pretende exponer una mirada crítica sobre la educación legal tradicional y describe la posibilidad de formar un camino de la educación legal popular y defensa de la comunidad.
This Guide focuses on how civil society can follow up on recommendations of United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms and mandates or bodies; explains ‘follow-up’ and ‘implementation;’ describes methods and activities that civil society actors (CSAs) can use; reviews existing follow-up procedures and practices of UN human rights mechanisms and how CSAs can participate; and refers to tools to facilitate civil society follow-up activities.
This Monitoring Manual was produced jointly by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and the International Detention Coalition (IDC). It is a step-by-step guide for anyone or any institution carrying out immigration detention visits. It can also be used as a checklist for authorities, detention centre staff and journalists on the standards that need to be applied when asylum-seekers and migrants are detained.
This guide from Equally Ours provides practical advice on communicating human rights with public audiences, based on detailed research into people’s understanding, attitudes and responses to different messages.
SOA Watch organized this handbook as a tool for learning about different aspects of nonviolent civil disobedience actions. On this, its third printing, SOA Watch is proud to say it has been used by activists using nonviolent direct action concerning a variety of issues, including: AIDS, activism, toxic waste protests, disabilities awareness, battered women protests, gay rights, abortion clinic escorts, weapons protests, anti-Gulf War actions, anti-violence protests, and more.