The International Senior Lawyers Project provides the pro bono services of highly skilled and experienced lawyers to promote human rights, equitable and sustainable economic development and the rule of law worldwide. ISLP assists governments, non-governmental organizations and other institutions working to build legal capacity and to advance the rights and well-being of their citizens.
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Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is the only full-time grassroots organization in North America devoted to the North Korean human rights and humanitarian crises. LiNK provides protection and aid to North Korean refugees hiding in China and, utilizing a modern-day underground railroad through Southeast Asia, rescues refugees and helps them to reach freedom. LiNK’s mission…
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC)’s mission is to empower and support organizations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.
The Center for Artistic Activism is the home for artists, activists and scholars to explore, discuss, reflect upon, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice. They facilitate projects and strengthen networks. Their goal is to make more creative and more effective citizen activists.
Youths have played crucial roles in numerous nonviolent struggles, which require, among other things, well-formed strategies. Only Young Once: An Introduction to Nonviolent Struggle for Youths is a practical guide geared alike towards university or secondary school students, young soldiers, young professionals, civil society leaders, and youthful parliamentarians. It challenges the blind faith in violence so often found where there is conflict while also explaining the basic ideas and principles of nonviolent action. In the classroom, it can be used to supplement Teaching Model: Nonviolent Transformation of Conflict. It also complements “Bite Not One Another”: Selected Accounts of Nonviolent Struggle in Africa.
This handout details the importance of empowering citizens to fight corruption, why citizens are effective in curbing corruption, the dynamics of people power, related resources on nonviolence and case studies. Distributed at the 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference in November 2010 at Bangkok, Thailand.
This paper explores the linkages between corruption, violence and poverty, identifies conceptual and practical limitations of top-down, technical approaches to combating corruption, articulates a bottom-up approach, and explores recent cases of civic action to curb corruption and win accountability. First presented at the International Peace Research Association Conference in July 2010 at Sydney, Australia.
This article details the strategic advantage of nonviolent resistance in fighting corruption by examining anti-corruption efforts among civilians in Indonesia and Kenya. The author concludes that corruption will persist globally as long as people do not become a nonviolent force for fighting such injustice.
This dialogue explores how campaigns have empowered and mobilized citizens to counter corruption in their communities; it is a space to learn about and share experiences in these kinds of campaigns as well as the sharing of ideas, resources, and stories.