The purpose of this manual is to serve activists and students. This service is expected to unfold in three ways: (1) primarily as a manual for reporting to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; (2) as a resource for students, particularly those in remote locations with less access to the Internet and large English language libraries; and (3) as an educational tool in training workshops, particularly for practical topics.
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The Ontario Human Rights Commission works to promote, protect and advance human rights in Ontario through research, education, targeted legal action and policy development.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights is charged with the enforcement of the Human Rights Law, Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and with educating the public and encouraging positive community relations. The Commission is divided into two major bureaus — Law Enforcement and Community Relations. The Law…
The Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) is the voice of all military women – past, present and future. They are a member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women.
The Red Nation is dedicated to the liberation of Native peoples from capitalism and colonialism. They center Native political agendas and struggles through direct action, advocacy, mobilization, and education.
The Access to Justice (A2J) Lab creates knowledge, constructs best practices, and trains current and future scholars and practitioners to transform the U.S. justice system. The A2J Lab aims to provide decision makers in law with credible evidence about what works, and allow them to implement solution that provide better access to justice for individuals and families.
The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) works to produce a free easy-to-access database of metrics, summarising human rights performance in countries around the world. HRMI aims to be comprehensive by producing metrics that cover the full range of rights embodied in international law, particularly the collection of international treaties known as the International Bill of…
The South African Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to support constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour.
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education.
In the last century, women in the U.S. have made substantial gains in claiming their rights. Women now participate and hold leadership positions in all areas of public life. However, women still face unfriendly family support policies, discrimination in pay and advancement, inadequate sex harassment and sex discrimination laws, and social security, housing, and health care policies that harm women.