Women News Network (WNN) has dedicated itself to bringing global attention to the needs and empowerment of women through online news journalism. Women News Network is a not-for-profit news network bringing in-depth news stories to over 500 UN agencies and NGO affiliates, international offices of legislation, worldwide universities and Schools of Law, as well the…
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Front Line Defenders is the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. They work to provide fast and effective action to help protect human rights defenders at risk so they can continue their work as key agents of social change.
All over the world, activists use humour, irony, satire, parody and lampooning to express dissent and challenge the absurdities of institutional power. Through culture jamming, which embodies all these tactics and more, they interrupt the flow of information controlled by governments, corporations, the advertising industry, media corporations, fundamental religious leaders and other powerful people in society. In doing so, they expose the lies, deceptions and sheer absurdities in their speech.
Legal assistance can be indispensible for human rights defenders who are unable to personally find the resources to represent themselves fairly against legal processes that can be biased or corrupt. Trial observation is a monitoring tool aimed at ensuring the respect of due process and fair trial standards and providing protection to defenders subjected to judicial harassment and persecution. The following is a list of organizations sorted by region that performs legal assistance and trial observation.
CHRI is an independent, non-partisan, international non-governmental organisation, mandated to ensure the practical realisation of human rights in the countries of the Commonwealth.