THE SHIFT recognizes housing as a human right, not a commodity or an extractive industry. The Shift restores the understanding of housing as home, challenging the ways financial actors undermine the right to housing. Using a human rights framework, The Shift provokes action to end homelessness, unaffordability, and evictions globally.The Shift is led by Leilani Farha, the…
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The US National Human Rights Cities Network operates within the US Human Rights Network, a national network of organizations and individuals working to strengthen a human rights movement and culture within the United States led by the people most directly impacted by human rights violations.
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.
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.