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 womxn and their role during the present-day activism. Black trans womxn suffer extreme and fatal violence at the hands…

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LGBTQ+

Reading time: 3 minutes This month, in addition to our #Womxnresist campaign, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community by focusing on their struggles and achievements throughout the years. LGBTQ+ defenders continue to face severe hostility and discrimination worldwide. Organisations such as Shelter City provide human rights defenders (HRD’s) focused on these communities with a safe haven. We highlight three women…

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Reading time: 4 minutes This post highlights East African Women Human Right Defenders. The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders (HRD) defines women human rights defenders as both female human rights defenders, and any other human rights defenders who work in the defence of women’s rights or on gender issues (A/HRC/16/44). Typical challenges faced by WHRDs…

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Reading time: 5 minutes How to support racial justice before, during and after a protest, and from afar! There are countless ways to support racial justice and stand in solidarity with black communities during a pandemic. Thousands of protestors have joined the frontlines, while others have supported remotely. Regardless of which approach you take, there are strategic ways to…

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