This webpage explains what economic, social and cultural rights are, why they’re important and how they’re enforced. Economic, social, and cultural rights include the human right to work, the right to an adequate standard of living, including food, clothing, and housing, the right to physical and mental health, the right to social security, the right to a healthy environment, and the right to education.
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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 report “Rights in the Time of COVID-19 – Lessons from HIV for an Effective, Community-Led Response” from UNAIDS presents key lessons from the AIDS response that are crucial for an effective human rights-based approach to public health emergencies. They range from tackling stigma and discrimination faced by affected individuals and communities to prioritizing measures for reaching the most vulnerable, removing human rights barriers, establishing trust between communities and public health authorities and protecting critical frontline medical staff.
Young feminist organizing is springing up in all corners of the globe – from Mexico to Morocco to Malaysia – powered by brave women, girls and trans youth who are creating the change the world needs. FRIDA provides young leaders with the resources they need to amplify their voices and bring attention to their work,…
HURIGHTS OSAKA aims to promote human rights in the Asia-Pacific through collection and dissemination of information on, about and for human rights. In partnership with institutions in the region and beyond, HURIGHTS OSAKA seeks fulfilment of human rights in the societies of Asia and the Pacific.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission works to promote, protect and advance human rights in Ontario through research, education, targeted legal action and policy development.
The Dangerous Speech Project (DSP) was created to test a simple, original idea: that a particular type of public speech tends to catalyze intergroup violence, and that this knowledge might be used to prevent such violence. DSP works in active, ongoing collaboration with a handful of academics and practitioners, and with selected organizations, to diminish…
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.
Movements.org is an online crowdsourcing platform that connects civil society activists and human rights defenders with a global network of in-kind professional resource providers. Movements.org improves the landscape of human rights by supporting activists with rights-based support and resources that can help them.