The Mesoamerican Women Human Rights Defenders Initiative is dedicated to strengthening and mobilizing women defenders from distinct social movements and organizations for recognition, enhanced impact and protection in a volatile context. Through an innovative approach that places gender at the heart of protection, the Initiative has been built from the bottom up by convening and…
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SWAN is a network of Shan women active in Shan State and Thailand. It was founded on 28 March 1999. Its mission is to work on gender equality and justice for Shan women in the struggle for social and political change in Burma through community based actions, research and advocacy.
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.
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…
This Online Directory of Urgent Responses for WHRDs is based on an initial mapping of “Urgent Responses for Women Human Rights Defenders at Risk”, produced by AWID and the WHRD International Coalition in 2011. In the Online Directory, Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) outlines the diverse responses that exist and, where available, those that are specific to WHRDs. WHRDIC hopes to provide a simple tool for WHRDs to locate the best resources available for their protection, support, and wellness.
This study guide provides an introduction to sexual orientation and human rights, the rights at stake for LGBT individuals, instruments for protection and promotion of LGBT rights, advocacy, educational and training materials, and more.
Envisioning is a partnership of mutual learning, bringing together 31 partners based in Africa, India, the Caribbean and Canada to undertake a project of research, participatory video and documentary, skills exchange, capacity enhancement and knowledge mobilization. It is a 5-year project, from May 1, 2011 through April 30, 2016. Their work is focused on research…
This webpage lists legal instruments and case law of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR).
The following links are tools designed for civil society, government officials and individuals to increase their understanding of RtoP and how to further the advance of the norm. These documents are updated with the latest developments on RtoP and we hope they are helpful resources to our partners, old and new.