Reading time: 3 minutes 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…

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Reading time: 2 minutes 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…

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Reading time: 3 minutes The 15th of March marked the first Global Youth Strike for Climate Action. Over 1.6 million young activists in over 125 countries took to the streets to demand leaders worldwide foreground climate action in their humanitarian agendas. Environmental human rights are more relevant than ever before. Climate change as a human rights issue, is a…

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Reading time: 3 minutes Yesterday was International Human Rights Day. Organizations, advocates, human rights defenders, politicians, scholars, and young students took to social media to declare their dedication and commitment to #StandUp4HumanRights. Today, we want to highlight some of the beautifully, powerful tweets that resonated with us. Most importantly, among this recap of inspiring online solidarity, are noteworthy international human…

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Reading time: 4 minutes We’ve done some podcast exploring and created a list of our favorite human rights and civil resistance episodes. Listen in on interviews and conversations by activists, lecturers, public radio broadcasters and more! This resource roundup is accessible to ALL users and anyone wanting to learn more about human rights topics and global social movements. Featured…

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Reading time: 2 minutes Brazilian labour leader and environmentalist, Chico Mendes is considered one of the most influential leaders in the global environmental movement. He was assassinated in 1988 while campaigning to stop forest clearance in the Brazilian Amazon. Today, an average of four environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) are killed each week, (50 in 2018 so far), and the world…

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