Reading time: 3 minutes Last week, we learned a lot of lessons, from virtually attending RightsCon, the world’s biggest summit in this digital age. This year marks the tenth anniversary of this conference, and featured over 1,000 speakers and more than 500 sessions. This resource roundup contains organizations and tools designed to safely connect and collaborate with human rights…

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Myanmar demonstration

Reading time: 3 minutes We’ve revamped our library with updated human rights resources! We’re featuring civil society organizations offering crisis intervention support for sex workers, civil resistance toolkits to strengthen the #FreeBurma movement, and capacity building trainings for human rights defenders (HRD’s). Following the hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) community, we’re starting with three API…

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Reading time: 2 minutes This month, fourteen  countries are being reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Process. Our aim with this post is to provide you with opportunities to get involved by helping you understand the UPR process, and then providing you with resources through which you could…

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vaccine race

Reading time: 5 minutes The finish line of the COVID-19 vaccine race is not in sight – yet. Several research teams seem to have developed potentially successful medication that could put the pandemic to a halt, and are now in a testing phase. However, once a vaccine is approved it will not be readily available for everyone immediately, sparking…

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journalism

Reading time: 3 minutes Here’s what journalists could do to create positive change and what pitfalls they should avoid during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Reading time: 4 minutes In past months, Ethiopia has experienced mass protests resulting from ethnic tensions, mass arrests, and a government-mandated internet shutdown.  Following the surge in searches on our website relating to Ethiopia, we’ve revamped our library with updated resources. Below is a collection of human rights organizations working in Ethiopia, legal resources on strategic litigation for human…

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COVID-19

Reading time: 3 minutes During these grave and unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, new digital tools are revealing harrowing data on privacy violations and government emergency powers. This #FeaturedResourceFriday we share how an online tracking platform monitors restrictions to civic freedoms and how this tool can improve government accountability and protect civil society.   Measuring the need and…

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Some U.S. Embassies Are Celebrating LGBTQ Pride, Defying the Government’s Wishes

Reading time: 3 minutes This LGBTQ+ themed #FeaturedResourceFriday highlights several honorary resources to tribute Pride which was last month. Intended for LGBTQ+ defenders, this activist toolkit provides a closer look at how U.S. embassies operate and how defenders can strategically approach, request, and access different types of diplomatic support. A sneak peak directly from the resource: “The first step…

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Reading time: 4 minutes Malawi just swore in its new leader, President Lazarus Chakwera. He won a rerun election, unseating the incumbent, former President Peter Mutharika.  Mutharika had been in office since 2014, two years after his brother, President Bingu Mutharika’s demise in office.  In May 2019, elections were held in Malawi. Sitting President Mutharika was re-elected in an…

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Reading time: 3 minutes Black trans activists are on the front lines, sounding the alarm on systemic racism in the United States and abroad. As a follow up from our previous post we focus on the intersection between Black trans women and their role during the present-day activism. Black trans women suffer extreme and fatal violence at the hands…

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