Reading time: 4 minutes Malawi just swore in its new leader, President Lazarus Chakwera. He won a rerun election, unseating the incumbent, former President Peter Mutharika. Mutharika had been in office since 2014, two years after his brother, President Bingu Mutharika’s demise in office. In May 2019, elections were held in Malawi. Sitting President Mutharika was re-elected in an…
TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. They work in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen us for the fight against human rights abuses,…
Reading time: 3 minutes Since September, over 600,000 Rohingyas have been forcibly displaced under threat of genocide and sexual abuse from the Burmese regime, with most fleeing into neighboring Bangladesh. The Rohingya, a Muslim minority group with centuries-old roots in Rakhine state, are being denied statehood and virtually erased as the world watches. News outlets overwhelmingly focus on Aung…
This document explains who is a human rights defender, their work and possible personal and professional requirements to become a defender.
Protection International provides tools and strategies to people who defend human rights, in order to protect themselves. Protection International supports individuals, organizations, networks, and communities whose right to defend human rights is being violated through threats, judicial harassment, stigmatization, or other forms of repression.
AKAHATÁ es un equipo de personas comprometidas con los derechos humanos, unidos para trabajar en temas relacionados con los géneros, las sexualidades y los derechos derivados de ellos, desde una perspectiva abarcadora de los aspectos sociales, culturales, económicos, legales y todos los que favorezcan la promoción y la protección del ejercicio de una sexualidad plena.
The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) works to encourage and support sexuality, gender and bodily rights’ movements in the Middle East and North Africa through capacity building, knowledge production, exchange, and security and emergency response.
The Dignity for All: LGBTI Assistance Program provides emergency assistance; security, opportunity, and advocacy rapid response grants (SOAR grants); and security assessment and training to human rights defenders (HRDs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) under threat or attack due to their work for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights.
The Committee considered the combined sixteenth and seventeenth periodic reports of El Salvador, submitted as a single document (CERD/C/SLV/16-17), at its 2297th and 2298th meetings (CERD/C/SR.2297 and SR.2298), held on 12 and 13 August 2014. At its 2315th meeting, held on 25 August 2014.
El Salvador has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. The current abortion law, passed in 1998, bans abortion in all circumstances, even when the pregnancy poses a risk to a woman’s life or in cases of rape. The following article addresses important facts surrounding El Salvador’s restrictive abortion laws.