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.
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The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI) is a declaration of the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference adopted in Cairo, Egypt, in 1990, which provides an overview on the Islamic perspective on human rights, and affirms Islamic sharia as its sole source.
The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defense of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions. The site is in French.
This guide is a step-by-step process that allows assessment teams to take stock of the positive and negative human rights impacts of an investment project. Throughout the steps outlined within, information and additional references are provided including reference documents on human rights, examples of research techniques, relevant websites, and details on where to find specific information.
For more than 20 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.
Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE) is the largest indigenous organization in Ecuador and was organized in order to promote the consolidation of indigenous peoples. CONAIE’s political agenda includes the strengthening of a positive indigenous identity, recuperation of land rights, environmental sustainability, opposition to neoliberalism and rejection of U.S. military involvement in South…
Action on Disability and Development International (ADD) works with local partners, disability rights organisations, governments and academic institutions to promote the inclusion, empowerment and positive change for disabled people.
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.
The objective of the human rights-based approach (HRBA) to development is to ensure that development work explicitly and systematically (1) takes into consideration the standards provided by economic, social, cultural, political and civil rights, and (2) applies and strengthens human rights principles, such as empowerment, participation, non-discrimination, equality, transparency, and accountability. The realization of human rights is at the heart of a HRBA to development. Through the application of a human rights-based perspective, structural and institutionalised causes of power imbalances, discrimination, exclusion and, thus, poverty are identified.
This report is a guide to states’ obligation to make rights a reality – to implement their obligations under treaties and customary international law to respect,protect and fulfil human rights in law and practice. It is also a guide to international law as it relates to violence against women. It is an analysis of the various definitions of women’s right not to suffer violence, and the definitions of criminal acts which involve violence against women. It also gives an analysis of states’ legal duty to take action to address violence against women.