Category: International Human Rights Organizations

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Curing the Selectivity Syndrome The 2011 Review of the Human Rights Council
    • This report examines the successes and failures of the Human Rights Council to date, and finds significant gaps in the performance of its mandate. Human Rights Watch calls on the Council to engage on all human rights situations that need its attention and to overcome selectivity in its work.
  • Derechos Humanos: Naciones Unidas--Centro de Información
    • Información acerca de el sistema de las Nacionales Unidas y los Derechos Humanos. Para México, Cuba y República Dominicana.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.