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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 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) puts each UN member state’s human rights record under the microscope every five years, but requires the active engagement of civil society to make the most of it. Read this 5-minute explainer to learn how you can participate and translate its outcomes into action on the ground.
This action from MUSAWA works to enhance the respect and the promotion of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Palestine and to empower Palestinian Human Rights Defenders.
Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) is an independent, non-profit human rights organization based in the UK. The organization is dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights of Eritreans at home and all over the world. HRCE believes that all human beings are equal regardless of race, religion, gender and political affiliation and strives…
Unchained At Last is the only organization in the US dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged/forced marriages and rebuild their lives. Unchained provides women and girls with free legal and social services and emotional support. Unchained is also the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to promoting social and policy change…
The purpose of this manual is to provide practical tools and step-by-step guidance for individuals and community groups who want to use human rights monitoring, documentation, and advocacy in their work to change policy and improve human rights conditions in their countries of origin.
A Practitioner’s Guide to Human Rights Monitoring, Documentation and Advocacy provides guidance on how to use a human rights framework to work for social change in the United States.
EOBHR aims to improve international standards of human rights in Bahrain through active lobbying, including holding the Bahraini government accountable in its commitment to international human rights law along with promoting a human rights culture through mediums included but not limited to media-related awareness campaigns via employing various national, regional and international mechanisms.
This guide explains how activists can use blogs as part of campaigns against injustice around the world. Blogging can help activists in several ways. It is a quick and inexpensive way to create a presence on the Internet, to disseminate information about a cause, and to organize actions to lobby decision-makers.