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IGO  |   Legal assistance  |   Women's rights  |  
Organization logo: Center for Reproductive Rights

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.

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  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…

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Discrimination  |  

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Campaign  |   Campaign/outreach  |   Women's rights  |  

HarassMap is a volunteer-based initiative with the mission of ending the social acceptability of sexual harassment and assault in Egypt. Launched in 2010, they were also the first independent initiative to work on sexual harassment and assault in Egypt. They work to achieve their mission by using an integrated approach that combines online and mobile…

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Organization logo: Centre for Supporters of Human Rights (CSHR)

The Center for Supporters of Human Rights is a non-governmental organisation established in the UK in 2013. Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Noble Peace Prise Laureate 2003, is one of its founders and the chair of the Centre. The Centre’s objectives include: advancement of education and increased awareness of human rights, reporting on the condition of human…

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The 10 insights presented in this publication provide the key considerations for strengthening responses for WHRDs at risk by ensuring that they are strategic and properly resourced.

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Campaign  |   Education  |   LGBT people's rights  |  
Organization logo: Free & Equal

Free & Equal is an unprecedented United Nations global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. A project of the United Nations Human Rights Office being implemented in partnership with the Purpose Foundation, Free & Equal will raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, and promote greater respect for…

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