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Information on various human rights issues.
  • Acabar Castigo
    • Una alianza constituida por un conjunto de organizaciones de la sociedad civil que busca eliminar el castigo físico y humillante hacia los niños y niñas a través de la difusión de conocimientos e información sobre la problemática y de la implementación de acciones de incidencia política y social. ENGLISH This is an alliance of civil society organizations that are seeking to eliminate the humiliation and phyical punishment of children via the dissemination of knowledge and information about the problem and by implementing polical and social action. Website is all in Spanish. ENGLISH
  • African Child Policy Forum
    • Works to put African children on the public agenda, and, to that end, exert pressure where the political will is absent and provide support where it exists. Conducts research on the problems confronting African children and the policy options for addressing them; works with child rights organisations and governments to develop and implement effective pro-child policies and programmes.
  • African Journal on Disability
    • The African Journal of Disability is a scholarly research journal that provides a forum for the exploration of issues and experiences relating to and supporting the act of better understanding the interfaces between disability, poverty, and practices of exclusion and marginalization through research learning and problem-based knowledge sharing across the African continent.
  • AfriMAP
    • The Africa Governance, Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP) aims to monitor and promote compliance by African states with the requirements of good governance, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
  • Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
    • APC’s mission is to empower and support organisations, social movements and individuals in and through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to build strategic communities and initiatives for the purpose of making meaningful contributions to equitable human development, social justice, participatory political processes and environmental sustainability.
  • Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Women's Support Programme
    • The APC Women's Support Programme is a global network of women networking for women's empowerment through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). It is part of the "Association for Progressive Communications", an international network of civil society organizations dedicated to empowering and supporting groups and individuals. Website is in English, Spanish, and French.
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
    • This groups aims to promote and protect human rights in Australia by making human rights values part of everyday life and language, empowering all people to understand and exercise their human rights, working with individuals, community, business and government to inspire action, keeping government accountable to national and international human rights standards, and securing an Australian charter of rights.
  • Center for Justice and International Law
    • CEJIL works to achieve the full implementation of international human rights in the member States of the Organization of American States (OAS). Offers a Legal Defense Program and training for local organizations and human rights defenders. In Spanish and English.
  • Center for Women Policy Studies
    • The Center for Women Policy Studies is a feminist policy analysis and research institution. Its mission is to shape public policy to improve women’s lives and preserve women’s human rights.
  • Centre for Development and Population Activities
    • The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization that improves the lives of women and girls in developing countries. CEDPA works with women leaders, local partners, and national and international organizations to give women the tools they need to improve their lives, families and communities.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    • Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. It features the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
  • Claiming Human Rights: Guide to International Procedures Available in Cases of Human Rights Violations in Africa
    • This page explains all international procedures available for people living in Africa to claim their human rights. In English and French.
  • Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos: México
    • Esta organización del gobierno protege los derechos humanos en México, tal como se expresa en la Constitución.
  • CREA: Making Human Rights Relevant
    • CREA is a feminist human rights organization based in the global South and led by women from the global South. CREA promotes, protects, and advances women’s human rights and the sexual rights of all people by building leadership capacities; strengthening organizations and social movements; increasing access to new information, knowledge, and resources; and creating enabling social and policy environments.
  • CUSO- VSO
    • CUSO-VSO is a civil society development agency based in Canada that works on collaborative development projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Disability Rights International
    • Disability Rights International is committed to protecting the human rights and promoting the integration into society of people with disabilities. The organization has documented severe human rights abuses against people with disabilities in institutions around the world.
  • Disabled Peoples' International (DPI)
    • Disabled Peoples' International is a network of national organizations or assemblies of disabled people, established to promote human rights of disabled people through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development.
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission
    • The Equality and Human Rights Commission of Britain has a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights and to protect, enforce, and promote equality across seven protected grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation, and gender reassignment.
  • European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
    • Works to make fundamental rights a reality for every person in the European Union. Website is in English and in French.
  • Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)
    • This alliance brings together trade unions, international non-governmental organizations, the women’s and youth movements, community and faith groups and others to call for action from world leaders in the global North and South to meet their promises to end poverty and inequality. In English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Arabic.
  • Global Fund for Women
    • This group promotes women’s economic security, health, education and leadership. It is an international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice. They advocate for and defend women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.
  • Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
    • This global effort is working to protect children in all countries from all forms of physical and mental violence. This website offers related resources for advocates as well as research and other information on the topic.
  • Handicap International
    • Handicap International is an international organisation specialised in the field of disability. It works alongside people with disabilities, whatever the context, offering them assistance and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant.
  • HelpAge International
    • HelpAge International is a global network of members and partner organisations working in over 80 countries on practical and policy work. It is the only network with a mission to improve the lives of disadvantaged older people.
  • Human Rights Campaign
    • The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
  • HumanRights.gov
    • HumanRights.gov is the official United States Government (USG) website for human rights related information. It assists users in finding news,reports, and explanatory information from the U.S. State Department, USG agencies and other resources.
  • Independent Living Institute
    • The Independent Living Institute (ILI) is a policy development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for the self-determination, self-respect and dignity of people with disabilties.
  • Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies
    • The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) is an open global network of representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, donor agencies, governments, academic institutions, schools and affected populations working together to ensure all persons the right to quality and safe education in emergencies and post-crisis recovery.
  • International Foundation for Electoral Systems
    • IFES promotes democratic stability by providing technical assistance and applying field-based research to the electoral cycle in countries around the world to enhance citizen participation and strengthen civil societies, governance and transparency.
  • International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
    • This organization is dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Materials available in English, French, Spanish, and several other languages.
  • International Women's Rights Action Watch
    • This group supports women's rights around the globe by monitoring rights violations, advocating for equatily, and providing training to both women and men.
  • International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)
    • IWGIA is an international, non-governmental human rights organization that supports indigenous peoples' struggle for human rights, self-determination, right to territory, control of land and resources, cultural integrity, and the right to development.
  • Isis International
    • Isis International advocates for the realisation of women’s human rights in the struggle against patriarchal and fundamentalist forces by documenting feminist visions, creating critical communications, and strengthening social movements.
  • MindFreedom International
    • MindFreedom International is an independent nonprofit that unites groups to peacefully take action for human rights in the mental health system.
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights
    • The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization with headquarters in San Francisco and regional offices in Florida and Washington, DC. Through impact litigation, public policy advocacy, public education, collaboration with other social justice organizations and activists, and direct legal services, we advance the legal and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their families across the United States.
  • New Tactics in Human Rights
    • New Tactics in Human Rights is project of the Center for Victims of Torture. The project connects the broad human rights community around the world to share experiences, resources and tactical ideas to advance their own human rights advocacy efforts. Website in English but selected materials are translated into many languages.
  • Office of the High Commissoner for Human Rights
    • The High Commissioner for Human Rights is the principal human rights official of the United Nations. The High Commissioner heads OHCHR and spearheads the United Nations' human rights efforts.
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    • The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.
  • One World Action
    • One World Action works with local partners in developing countries to ensure marginalised people have a voice. Women's rights are central to all we do-- just and sustainable development is not possible if half the world is excluded.
  • Open Society Initiative
    • The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights.
  • Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)
    • OSISA is an institution committed to deepening democracy, protecting human rights and enhancing good governance in the southern African region.
  • Pro 169: Tool Box on Indigenous Peoples' Rights
    • PRO 169 is the Programme to Promote ILO Convention No. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples. IT offers a toolbox of tools for local activists and indigenous community leaders to implement their rights.
  • QUNO: Quaker United Nations Office
    • The Quaker United Nations Office, located in Geneva and New York, represents Quakers through Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC). Since the founding of the United Nations in 1945, Quakers have shared that organisation's aims and supported its efforts to abolish war and promote peaceful resolution of conflicts, human rights, economic justice and good governance.
  • Refugee Law Project
    • The Refugee Law Project (RLP) provides legal aid to asylum seekers and refugees in Uganda and works to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives.
  • Rehabilitation International
    • A global network of people with disabilities, service providers, researchers, government agencies, and advocates who promote and implement the rights, inclusion, and rehabilitation of people with disabilities.
  • Right to Education Project
    • Aims to promote social mobilisation and legal accountability, looking to focus on the legal challenges to the right to education. Undertakes comparative research. Includes a focus on various marginalized populations including women/girls, indigenous populations, minorities, disabled people, displaced population, street children, and others. Available in English, French, and Spanish.
  • Sur - International Journal on Human Rights - English
    • Sur - International Journal on Human Rights is a biannual journal published in English, Portuguese and Spanish by Sur - Human Rights University Network.
  • Sylvia Rivera Law Project
    • The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice.
  • Taking Steps
    • A transsexual woman of color in the United States shares her experiences with prejudice and transition.
  • Tandem Project
    • The Tandem Project is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working to build understanding and respect for diversity of religion or belief, and prevent discrimination in matters relating to freedom of religion or belief. Works to build understanding, respect and support for Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the 1981 UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief.
  • The Arabic Netork of Human Rights Information الشبكة العربية لمعلومات حقوق الإنسان
    • هنا تسعى الشبكة العربية إلى زيادة المعلومات المتوفرة على الشبكة والمتعلقة بقضايا حقوق الإنسان باللغة العربية ، كمحاولة لزيادة عدد المستخدمين القارئين للعربية لشبكة الإنترنت .
  • The Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women
    • Brings groups together across Chicago, Illinois, USA, to galvanize attention to the devastating violence plaguing the lives of girls and young women and to marshal the public/political will to end the violence. Their website has digital resources on violence.
  • The Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG)
    • The Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) is an independent government department, established as the national focal point institution for the promotion and protection of human rights and duties as well as good governance in Tanzania.
  • The Human Rights Watch
    • Dedicated to protecting human rights around the world, the Human Rights Watch investigates claims of human rights abuses, exposes them to the world, and helps hold abusers accountable. Has content in many different languages including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and more.
  • The International Disability Alliance
    • This is the site for the International Disability Alliance. The provide information about advocacy, regional assistance, and several publications.
  • The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria
    • The Commission serves as a mechanism for the enhancement of the enjoyment of human rights in Nigeria. It aims to create an enabling environment for extra-judicial recognition, promotion and protection and enforcement of human rights, treaty obligations and providing a forum for public enlightenment and dialogue on human rights issues.
  • The Open Society Blog
    • The Open Society Foundations work to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people and to promote human rights, justice, and accountability. This blog aims to bring that work a little closer by giving our experts and grantees a platform to reflect on their issues, sharpen their thinking, and engage in a conversation on how to advance open society values around the globe.
  • The Organization of American States
    • This organization works to unite the nations of the Western Hemisphere. They work to strengthen democracy; promote human rights; and confront shared problems such as poverty, terrorism, illegal drugs, and corruption. Content available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
  • Transgender Law Center
    • Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.
  • UN Women
    • UN Women is the United Nations entity for gender equality and empowerment of women.
  • UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund
    • UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies to reduce poverty and ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity.
  • United Nations Web Site
    • The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
  • US International Council on Disabilities (USICD)
    • The USICD is a federation of United States-based non-governmental organizations, federal agencies and individuals committed to advocacy and action on behalf of the global disability rights agenda.
  • Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls
    • This resource allows users to obtain step-by-step programming guidance, download resources for implementation, search for expert organizations, and ask for programming help. Site available in English, French, and Spanish.
  • Women's United Nations Report Network (WUNRN)
    • The Women's UN Report Program & Network (WUNRN) addresses the human rights, oppression, and empowerment of women and girls all over the world. WUNRN)is a non-governmental organization to implement the conclusions and recommendations of a United Nations Study on Freedom of Religion of Belief and the Status of Women From the Viewpoint of Religion and Traditions (E/CN.4/2002/73/Add.2). This study is a major, universal, comprehensive U.N. approach to intolerance and discrimination against women based on religion and traditions. To strengthen the nexus between women's rights and freedom of religion or belief, it is important to build on the Juridical and Factual Aspects of this study by research, plans of action and practical projects. WUNRN, together with The Tandem Project, is committed to this objective through support for the dignity and fundamental rights of women everywhere, and by the promotion of tolerance and the end of discrimination against women based on religion and traditions.