The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) is an independent, democratic, and civic organisation that aims at strengthening civil society and enhancing the values of democracy and respect of Human Rights and sustainable development in the Arab region. It works towards its aim through programs of advocacy and lobbying on regional and national policy-making in…
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The Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) was formed in 2001 by an initial group of five members who were also lawyers. Some of DHRC activities include the provision of pro-bono defense of those accused of political crimes or prisoners of conscience, provision of support to the families of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience,…
We work extensively with Iranian women outside the country and maintain a permanent contact with women inside Iran. The Women’s Committee is actively involved with many women’s rights organizations and NGO’s and the Iranian diaspora. The committee is a major source of much of the information received from inside Iran with regards to women. Attending…
This report provides information on acid attacks against women and girls in Iran for improper veiling, particularly in Isfahan, by gangs affiliated to the Iranian regime.
The Jordanian Civic Activist Toolkit II is designed to share with Jordan’s civic activists and organizations a rich selection of Jordanian advocacy campaigns from a wide range of civil society organizations initiatives that took place between 2014 and 2018 with support from the USAID Civic Initiatives Support program (CIS) (2013 – 2018). The toolkit includes a number of human rights-based advocacy case studies representing different themes addressing national and local issues.
This factsheet resumes information on how the LGBT community is perceived in the Middle East, their legal protection and what is changing in that region towards the LGBT people.
For this report, Amnesty International conducted research into enforced disappearances committed by the government in Syria from March 2011 to August 2015. Researchers interviewed 71 family members, friends or colleagues of people who have been forcibly disappeared; eight people who were released after having been forcibly disappeared; and 14 international and national experts on enforced disappearance, such as investigators, analysts, and monitors. Amnesty International researchers carried out these interviews in Turkey, Lebanon, the UK and Germany from June to September 2015
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) is a rule of law focused human rights organization which became a charity in 2011. LPHR works, both in the UK and abroad, on legal issues focused on protecting and promoting Palestinian human rights. It pursues its goals through a combination of human rights education and advocacy, research and…
This Netizen Report begins in China, where netizens have faced greater censorship challenges since the beginning of the new year. From there, the report moves to Tajikistan, where authorities have removed a ban on a number of websites including Facebook and Radio Ozodi. Then, the report move to Pakistan, Iran and beyond.