In this report, DefendDefenders examines the challenges faced by Ethiopian human rights defenders (HRDs) amid the ongoing reform process and makes concrete recommendations for rebuilding a robust and inclusive civil society ahead of elections planned for 2020. Despite some positive developments, serious gaps remain, and rights-based organisations in the country currently lack the capacity to keep pace with these developments. This report outlines several avenues donors and international organisations can use to help effectively rebuild civil society in Ethiopia, such as capacity-building activities, and areas of focus like psychosocial support.
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The Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) is the voice of all military women – past, present and future. They are a member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women.
The Red Nation is dedicated to the liberation of Native peoples from capitalism and colonialism. They center Native political agendas and struggles through direct action, advocacy, mobilization, and education.
The Child Rights International Network (CRIN) is a creative think tank that produces new and dynamic perspectives on human rights issues, with a focus on children’s rights. Through research and artwork, CRIN encourage dialogue and critical thinking about ways to fight the causes, not the symptoms, of rights violations against children. Its activities include providing…
The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) was founded in 1998 and is a coalition of Dalit human rights activists and academics with the aim of putting an end to caste-based discrimination. It has offices in 14 states and has objective to spread awareness about Dalit issues and rights.
This HRC Action Guide is a round-up of information and resources about the child soldiers phenomenon and how international stakeholders – activists, organizers, advocates – can better understand and get involved with local and global efforts to combat this complex issue.
EVE seeks to empower and develop women and girls in South Sudan to effect positive changes and values in the communities and help transform women into agents of peace. It further seeks to engage more women participation in decision making at all levels.
Sisters Uncut stands united with all self-defining women who live under the threat of domestic violence, and those who experience violence in their daily lives. They stand against the life-threatening cuts to domestic violence services. They stand against austerity.
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…
UNSOM monitosr, helps investigate and report to the Council on, and helps prevent any abuses or violations of human rights or violations of international humanitarian law committed by all actors in Somalia. The mandate envisions the deployment of human rights observers for these purposes.