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.
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In 2014, Guatemala made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. This report discusses the Guatemalan government’s successes and failures with prohibiting child labor.
The ACLU of Missouri Mobile Justice smartphone app was created to empower individuals to hold Missouri law enforcement agencies accountable for their actions. This app has four main features which allow citizens to personally record police officer interactions, alert nearby users when stopped by police, transmit incident reports directly to the ACLU, and learn what rights citizens have when stopped by law enforcement officers.
InformaCam uses the built in sensors in modern smartphones as well wi-fi, bluetooth, and cell tower information to create a snapshot of the environment in which an image or video was captured. This validates the date, time and location of capture. Digital signatures and encryption ensure that your media hasn’t been tampered with and can only be opened by the intended recipient.
Mideast Youth creates platforms and web applications that amplify diverse and progressive voices advocating throughout the Middle East and North Africa using digital media. They place a specific focus on access to information, free speech and minority rights. Mideast Youth is dedicated to providing powerful content delivered with cutting edge and accessible design, making sure…
One of the most comprehensive pictures of human rights across the world is now available online. The Human Rights Atlas, originally created by the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (IDCR) at the University of Essex and Mackman, brings together more than 200 different measures of economic, social, political, and legal life in 220 different countries across the world. Using published data from the World Bank, the United Nations, academics, non-governmental organisations and the other bodies, the atlas gives a picture of the lives and rights of human beings over a 30-year period.
Burma Partnership is a network of organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific region, advocating for and mobilizing a movement for democracy and human rights in Burma. They draw strength from the diversity of their partners, from the multi-ethnic leadership of political and civil society organizations both inside Burma and in exile, to their partners and broad-based solidarity…
The Special Rapporteur takes up, with the States concerned, individual cases of human rights violations committed against defenders. This website provides an introduction to the procedure upon the submission of complaints, and guidelines for submitting complaints to the special rapporteur.
The HRC Complaint Procedure allows individuals and organizations to bring human rights violations to the attention of the Council. This website explains how the complaint procedure works, what the criteria are for acceptable communications, and how to submit communications.
The WITNESS Library provides information on video advocacy strategies, gathering field evidence, filming protests and police misconduct, archiving videos, working with survivors of gender and sexual-based violence, and video production basics.