Nonviolent movements have historically outperformed their violent counterparts, but they don’t always succeed. Join the U.S. Institute of Peace as a panel of experts in this field of study and an Emmy-award winning news producer examine the challenges of building and sustaining nonviolent movements, and discuss lessons for scholars, activists, policymakers and practitioners.
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The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) held a webinar for feminist activists and women’s rights advocates, including AWID members, partners and allies to discuss how to resist and challenge corporate power in development in the struggle for gender, social and environmental justice.
The six principles of nonviolence are the fundamental principles of Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy of nonviolence as presented in the chapter “Pilgrimage to Nonviolence” published in his first book, Stride Toward Freedom. The following is a video series in which Dr. Bernard Lafayette expands on their meaning and application.
This video from the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) shares the voices of three human rights defenders – Richie, Shakhawat and Sheherezade – who fight to bring about change in hostile environments and in the face of fierce opposition. They work against pervasive homophobia, criminalisation, violence and intimidation, and for equal rights for all people, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.
This short infographic video provides and overview of the history of LGBT rights since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948, and discusses human rights abuses still facing LGBT people. LGBT people continue to face issues including discrimination, brutal violence, torture, kidnapping, and even murder.
UPR Info’s tutorials on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council. It aims at raising awareness among governments, institutions and civil society on the modalities and goals of the UPR. In order to give you the tools to participate in the UPR, they have made three different tutorials, focused namely on: (1) the UPR Process, (2) states and (3) civil society (stakeholders).
Mr. Christof Heyns, Dean of Law at the University of Pretoria, provides a regional perspective on human rights law in Africa. Available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.