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The HRC blog highlights and contextualizes inspiring human rights and strategic nonviolent activism. Along with our curated library of tools and resources you can find on our website, we work to foster a community of practice and engagement within the field of human rights struggles by:

  • highlighting best practices often absent in mainstream outlets
  • amplifying the voices of smaller, underexposed grassroots organizations and nonviolent movements, and
  • creating a space for dialogue and exchange about civic engagement and activism

Creativity, resilience, and people power: civil resistance success stories and activism tips during a pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has enhanced barriers to movement organizing, but it’s also proven how resilient civil resistance is. Despite fragile public health infrastructures and confinement measures, movements and organizers have skillfully redesigned their approaches to strengthen their campaigns and build people power. These methodical shifts are strategic and necessary for a movement’s survival. Not only…


10 Indigenous-Led Human Rights Organizations To Know

On Monday, October 14, 2019, indigenous communities joined to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the United States. Native activists and non-native allies work nationwide to reframe the narrative from colonialism to indigenous cultural heritage and resistance. To further the movement, here is a resource round-up of ten indigenous rights organizations you should know about.  The…


Here are 198 methods of nonviolent action

Detouring from our #FeaturedResourceFriday, we’re sharing a timely resource in honor of International Day of Non-Violence 2019.   Nonviolent action (NVA), also known as people power, political defiance, and nonviolent struggle, is a strategic way of reacting in conflict by steering away from physical violence.  NVA, as an alternative to violence, gives more opportunities to extend…


Grassroots in exile: Tibetan Activist Sonam Anja-Tsang

There have been 155 confirmed instances of self-immolation of Tibetans within Tibet and China since 2009.  Since China’s occupation in 1950, the government has violently silenced Tibetans’ cultural and religious expression.  Self-immolations are extreme acts of protest against the government’s systematic suppression. Detailed info about each act of self-immolation can be found in this fact-sheet…


Introducing our new look…

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new HRC website! Our new look features a user-friendly and intuitive interface so you could find the best human rights and civil resistance tools, faster and easier. We hope you find our new site dynamic and accessible! Check out some features below: Access our library anywhere,…


A Childs Soldiers Action Guide

Grace Achara was abducted at 14. She was forced to serve in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and married off to an abusive older man. Although Grace and her four children escaped, they still face severe hardship. Child returnees are subject to poverty and stigma during the reintegration process especially when the shifting political landscapes…


Your Wellbeing as a Human Rights Activist: A Civic Charter Webinar

The work performed by Human Rights Defenders (HRD’s) is formidable. Distress and confrontation are part of human rights work and take its toll on HRD’s mental health. Yet, activists are often expected to be psychologically well-balanced and available around the clock. The International Civil Society Centre is breaking the stigma around talking about HRDs’ psychological…


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