Human rights defenders and journalists have regularly been targeted by authorities in Ethiopia simply for expressing themselves freely and for standing for their beliefs. Many reports show that authoritarian governments hire international hacking companies to target human rights defenders. Ethiopia is one of those countries. This digital security guideline, developed in three languages – Afaan Oromo, Amharic and English – aims to empower human rights defenders and journalists with the skills to protect their presence online.
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PopularResistance.org is a resource and information clearinghouse for resistance movements. Its mission is to aid in bringing movements for peace and economic, racial and environmental justice together into an independent, nonviolent and diverse movement that can end the power of concentrated wealth, shift power to the people and put human needs before corporate greed. They…
The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Read this 5-minute IFEX guide to learn about ways to engage with Commission to promote gender equality in your freedom of expression advocacy work.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) puts each UN member state’s human rights record under the microscope every five years, but requires the active engagement of civil society to make the most of it. Read this 5-minute explainer to learn how you can participate and translate its outcomes into action on the ground.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is a crucial player in efforts to promote and protect human rights in the Americas region. Find out how you can use it to bolster your free expression advocacy.
The objective of this report is to contribute to a better understanding of State obligations aimed at guaranteeing, protecting, and facilitating public protests and demonstrations, as well as the standards that should frame the progressive use of force—and as a last resort—in protest contexts. The report stresses that demonstrators have the freedom to choose the mode, form, place, and message for peaceful protest, and States have the obligation to manage social conflict through dialogue.
The Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders gives support to the implementation of the Declaration on human rights defenders and gathers information on the actual situation of human rights defenders around the world. The Rapporteur is available to receive information from defenders, including allegations of human rights violations committed against them, and…
Feminism In India is an award-winning digital intersectional feminist media organisation to learn, educate and develop a feminist sensibility among the youth. It is required to unravel the F-word and demystify the negativity surrounding it. FII amplifies the voices of women and marginalized communities using tools of art, media, culture, technology and community.
The aim of Human Rights Pulse is to build a platform that brings together human rights practitioners, policymakers, thinkers, campaigners, and influencers to raise awareness of current human rights issues around the world and to promote solution-oriented discussion.
Karama aims to end all types of violence against women in the Arab region. It mobilizes women’s influence and participation across all instrumental sectors (political, legal and civil activism) to address women’s advancement, security, protection, and participation. Karama works through partners in 13 countries in the Middle East and North Africa through national and regional…