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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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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A Pan-African movement of people and organisations, working for justice, peace and dignity.  It amplifies broad demands and connecting struggles, building solidarity and cooperation within campaigns for social, economic, environmental and gender justice. It’s current focus areas are: improving accountability and ending corruption, providing support to activists, and promoting the freedom of expression.

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Fighting for human rights is risky, and human rights defenders (HRDs) in the East and Horn of Africa are often subject to threats, attacks, and violence. Their vision is a region in which the human rights of every citizen as stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is respected and upheld.

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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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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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Through writing, translating, and organizing, Lausan builds transnational left solidarity and struggle for ways of life beyond the dictates of capital and the state. To that end, Lausan holds multiple imperialisms to account. Trapped in the inter-imperial rivalry between the US and PRC, Lausan sees Hong Kong as an apt site from which to critique…

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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 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 protest safely and effectively both on- and off-the-ground.  Read the below tips to inform…

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