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Information on various human rights issues.
  • "They Do Not Own this Place:" Government Discrimination Against "Non-Indigenes" in Nigeria
    • This report outlines discriminatory practices in Nigeria and calls on the government to signal a clear departure from this shameful record by sponsoring, publicizing, and then enforcing legislation that places clear limits on the kinds of distinctions that can be made between indigenes and non-indigenes and expressly outlaws the harmful discriminatory practices described in this report.
  • کتابخانه دموکراسی و حقوق بشر در ایران
    • The Iran Human Rights and Democracy Library in Farsi
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice
    • The Australian Human Rights Commission advocates for the rights of Indigenous Australians and works to promote respect and understanding of these rights among the broader community.
  • Advancing Human Rights
    • The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is committed to the advancement of human rights in the world. The idea that all individuals are entitled to equal rights and protection is fundamental to UNFPA’s work and to its way of working.
  • Age Discrimination: Exposing the Hidden Barrier for Mature Age Workers
    • The purpose of this paper is to look at and raise awareness of the issues of ageism and unlawful age discrimination against mature age workers within the workplace.
  • Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Books
    • Here you can download APC books about a wide range of communicaiton rights issues.
  • Association for Progressive Communications (APC) Research
    • Here you can download APC research about a wide range of communicaiton rights issues.
  • Base de Derecho
    • La Base de Derecho es una compilación de los textos completos de todos los instrumentos del derecho interamericano de los derechos humanos, tales como las distintas declaraciones, convenciones y protocolos, con información actualizada acerca de su entrada en vigor y su correspondiente estado de ratificación.
  • Bullying in the Workplace Training Kit
    • Bullying is a difficult issue to deal with in the workplace. This training kit has been produced to encourage positive workplaces where human capital is valued and enhanced. This kit looks at what workplace bullying is, what the law says, and examines the costs to employers. Here you can download both the facilitators' and participants' guides.
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
    • This page contains links to the full-text of the CRC in 58 different languages plus some additional child-friendly versions.
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child: UNICEF
    • This site provides information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and how advocates can use it to protect the human rights of children.
  • 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.
  • Development is a Human Right
    • Provides information about the UN Declaration on the Right to Development and related topics.
  • Disability Rights Page of the Human Rights Watch Website
    • Human Rights Watch (HRW) is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. This is the Disability Rights page of the HRW website.
  • Disabled People and Human Rights in New Zealand
    • This page is part of the New Zealand Human Rights Commission website. It includes resources on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), accessible transport, the right to education, and mental illness and human rights.
  • Documentos y Materiales Sobre Los Derechos Humanos
    • Este sito de la Universidad Minnesota incluye Actualmente más de 60.000 documentos sobre los derechos humanos.
  • Documents et Autres Materials Relatifs Aux Droits Humains
    • Ce site continent plus de 25,000 documents sur droits humans. Ce site a été développé par l'université de Minnesota.
  • Economic and Social Justice: A Human Rights Perspective
    • This guide provides background information, ideas for taking action, and interactive activities to help people think about human rights in a broader, more inclusive manner.
  • Education and the 4 As
    • This article defines four aspects of education: available, accessible, acceptable and adaptable. Details are offered about each "A".
  • Education Resources from the Australian Human Rights Commission
    • The Australian Human Rights Commission’s community engagement and human rights education program works to build understanding and respect for rights, whether at home, at school, at work or in the community.
  • Facilitators Guide for Gender Training
    • This guide has been developed to support the design and delivery of gender training by gender focal points (GFPs) as a support resource. It is comprised of instructions, notes and tips specifically for the training modules and sessions included in this guide, but does not include more generalized and comprehensive guidance on gender training.
  • Financial Sustainability for Women's Movements Worldwide
    • This guide advises non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on where and how they can seek funding to promote women’s rights and to support women’s rights organizations. Not specific to disability organizations, but some funders may offer funding to projects or NGOs focused on the rights of women with disabilities.
  • Gender, HIV and Human Rights: A Training Manual
    • The training manual is an educational and inspiring stimulus to public health staff, educators, policy makers and anyone interested in projects being used to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
  • Handbook and Supplement for Legislation on Violence against Women
    • This guide intends to provide all stakeholders with detailed guidance to support the adoption and effective implementation of legislation which prevents violence against women, punishes perpetrators, and ensures the rights of survivors everywhere. This page includes links to the handbook in many lanugages as well as supplementary documents and vidoes.
  • HelpAge Resources on HIV/AIDs
    • HIV and AIDS are having devastating and under-reported economic, social, physical and psychological effects on older women and men. They have to care and provide for those who are ill and orphaned, and are themselves susceptible to HIV infection. There is an urgent need for research and action to support older people in their critical roles in household and community survival.
  • Human Rights
    • A collection from the Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) of articles relating to HIV/AIDS in Africa from a human rights perspective, including social stigmas and discrimination.
  • Human Rights - Bangladesh
    • This is the Human Rights' Watch's web page for information on Bangladesh. Find recent news and information about political issues for the country here.
  • Human Rights Africa
    • This electronic newsletter is disseminated about three times a year by the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities. Archived issues going back to 2007 can be downloaded at the link.
  • Human Rights Bodies
    • Links to information about important international-level human rights bodies within the United Nations system.
  • Human Rights Country Reports on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children
    • A collection of human rights country reports on trafficking in persons, especially women and children. Organized by region and country.
  • Human Rights Dimension of Poverty
    • This report explains how a lack of well-structured social programs can leave people poor and without the human rights they deserve.
  • Human Rights Explained
    • This series of fact sheets are an essential information resource on the development of human rights law. They provide background to issues concerning human rights not only in Australia but also in the international arena.
  • Human Rights Here and Now
    • This collection includes human rights fundamentals, resources for human rights education, activities about human rights, action steps to claim rights, and other resources.
  • Human Rights Model Laws and Action Plans
    • This page links to a number of model laws on issues such as human traffiking, violence against women, and child protection, among others.
  • Human Rights Monitor
    • Human rights related information regarding land, agriculture, and environmental issues.
  • Human Rights Network Resources
  • Human Rights Resources
    • This page contains many resources in several languages about various topics related to human rights.
  • Human Rights Training and Education
    • This page contains links to documents related to human rights eduction and guides and training materials to promote human rights. Documents are available in several languages.
  • Human Rights Watch -- هيومن رايتس ووتش
    • هيومن رايتس ووتش هي إحدى المنظمات العالمية المستقلة الأساسية المعنية بالدفاع عن حقوق الإنسان وحمايتها.
  • Human Rights Watch en Español
    • Human Rights Watch es una de las principales organizaciones internacionales independientes dedicadas a la defensa y la protección de los derechos humanos. Al concentrar la atención mundial en los lugares donde se violan los derechos humanos, damos voz a los oprimidos y exigimos cuentas a los opresores por sus crímenes.
  • Human Rights Watch en Francais
    • Human Rights Watch est l’une des principales organisations indépendantes au monde qui se consacrent à la protection et à la défense des droits humains. En attirant l’attention internationale sur les situations où les droits humains sont violés, nous donnons une voix aux opprimés et nous exigeons que les oppresseurs répondent de leurs crimes.
  • Human Rights: Ecuador
    • Find reports about the general human rights situation in Ecuador.
  • Human Rights: Mexico
    • Find reports about the general human rights situation in Mexico
  • Human Rights: Nicaragua
    • Find reports about the general human rights situation in Nicaragua.
  • Human Rights: Papua New Guinea
    • Find reports about the general human rights situation in Papua New Guinea.
  • Human Rights: Peru
    • Find reports about the general human rights situation in Peru.
  • Human Rights: Uganda
    • Here you can find basic and detailed information about the human rights situation in Uganda.
  • Improving Reproductive Health
    • This page addresses some key issues related to the rights to reproductive health.
  • Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Rights over their Ancestral Lands and Natural Resources
    • This report compiles and discusses the scope of indigenous and tribal peoples’ rights over their territories, lands, and natural resources. It also aims to point out specific problems, guidelines, and best practices to enhance the enjoyment of human rights by indigenous and tribal peoples across the Hemisphere.
  • Information on Bangladesh
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Bangladesh. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in Bangladesh. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Ecuador
    • The official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Ecuador. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in Ecuador. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Fiji
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Fiji. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in Fiji. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on India
    • The official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to India. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in India. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Kiribati
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Kiribati. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in Kiribati. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Mexico
    • The web page for the UN OHCHR field office in Mexico. Learn more about the human rights situation in Mexico and OHCHR’s involvement. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Namibia
    • The official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Namibia. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in Namibia. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Nauru
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Nauru. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in to Nauru. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Nicaragua
    • The official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Nicaragua. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in Nicaragua. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Palau
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Palau. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in to Palau. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Papua New Guinea
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Papua New Guinea. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in to Papua New Guinea. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian
  • Information on Peru
    • The official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Peru. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in Peru. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Samoa
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Samoa. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in to Samoa. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on The Federated States of Micronesia
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Federated States of Micronesia. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in to Federated States of Micronesia. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on The Marshall Islands
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Marshall Islands. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in Marshall Islands. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on The Solomon Islands
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Solomon Islands. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in to Solomon Islands. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Tonga
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Tonga. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in to Tonga. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Tuvalu
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Tuvalu. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in to Tuvalu. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Uganda
    • The official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Uganda. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in Uganda, as well as information about the OHCHR country office in Uganda. OHCHR web content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Ukraine
    • The official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Ukraine. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in Ukraine. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • Information on Vanuatu
    • This is the official web page of the UN OHCHR devoted to Vanuatu. Here, you can locate information and recent reports on the human rights situation in to Vanuatu. Content is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian.
  • International Human Rights Conventions
    • A collection of texts of international human rights conventions, available in PDF format.
  • International Human Rights Law
    • Provides information about international human rights law. Links to major human rights instruments and other resources from the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) and elsewhere in the United Nations system.
  • Introduction to Human Rights
    • Several articles from the US Department of State about human rights with a focus on the United States.
  • Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda
    • This study presents both an overview of the genocide throughout the country and a closer examination of its course in southern Rwanda, where people opposed the killing campaign longer than elsewhere in the country and where the role of the authorities in directing the genocide is particularly clear.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights: A Human Rights Perspective
    • This guide is intended to help teachers introduce thoughtful examination and responsible action among high school students about the rights of sexual minorities.
  • List of Human Rights Issues
    • This page can take you to resources from the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) regarding various major human rights topics.
  • MAGIC: Media Activities and Good Ideas by, with, and for Children
    • The MAGIC website is UNICEF's (United Nations Children's Fund) response to the Oslo Challenge of 1999, which called on media professionals, educators, governments, organizations, parents, children and young people themselves to recognize the enormous potential of media to make the world a better place for children.
  • Manual de Capacitación de los Derechos Humanos
    • Este manual tiene como objetivo proporcionar formación metodológica para vigilar los derechos humanos. (In Spanish).
  • Minorities
    • This page describes the human rights to which all members of minorities should be entitled.
  • Off the Map: Land and Housing Rights Violations in Israel's Unrecognized Bedouin Villages
    • Thousands of Palestinian Arab Bedouin live in informal shanty towns in the south of Israel. This report examines these discriminatory policies and their impact on the life of Bedouin. It calls on Israel to place an immediate moratorium on home demolitions in the Negev and establish an independent mechanism to investigate the discriminatory and often unlawful way in which land allocation, planning, and home demolitions are implemented.
  • Online Library
    • This is the online library collection of Save the Children and contains policy briefs, guides, teaching resources, and corporate documents about topics such as health, conflict, child protection, hunger, children's rights, poverty, and more.
  • Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect
    • Resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. Includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more.
  • Protection From Torture, Ill-Treatment and Disappearance
    • This page contains links to United Nations' documents related to protection from torture, ill-treatment, and disappearance.
  • Race Discrimination - Australian Human Rights Commission
    • Promotes the rights of all Australians of all racial, cultural, religious, and national backgrounds to be treated equally and have the same opportunities.
  • Raising Children with Roots, Rights, and Responsibilities: Celebrating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
    • This curriculum calls readers to action by promoting citizenship, critical thinking, moral and ethical character, self-esteem and self-confidence, and education for democracy to better the life of the child.
  • Reports and Resources
    • This page contains links to documents about elder abuse specific to certain countries.
  • Revenge in the Name of Religion: The Cycle of Violence in Plateau and Kano States
    • This report provides the first detailed analysis of clashes between Muslims and Christians in northern and central Nigeria and the factors that continue to threaten the stability of central and northern Nigeria. It provides detailed documentation of two major outbreaks of violence in the town of Yelwa, Plateau State, and a reprisal attack in the northern city of Kano.
  • Right to Education - What is it?
    • This page describes basic aspects of the right to education and includes links to additional articles.
  • Rights in Focus
    • The 'Rights in Focus' series strives to raise and discuss a wide range of human rights concerns related to the African continent. The series covers topics pertaining to the threats human beings face, spanning economic, food, health, environmental, personal, communal and political spheres.
  • Rights of Older People
    • Poverty and social exclusion remain the main stumbling blocks to the realisation of the human rights of older people worldwide. Older people face abuse, neglect, exclusion and poverty, which deny them access to, and benefit from, their rights and entitlements. Gender, ethnicity, disability and age can create a cocktail of discrimination, leading to the marginalisation of older women and men from their families, communities and society.
  • Self-Determination
    • This page contains links to United Nations' documents in many languages related to the human right of self-determination.
  • South Africa: Violence Against Women and the Medico-Legal System
    • This report focuses mainly on one aspect of the criminal justice system and its handling of violence against women: the performance of those involved in the provision of medical expertise to the courts when it is alleged that women have been abused.
  • Stories of Impact
    • Read these stories of New Tactics in Action that practitioners have shared.
  • Supporting Adolescents and Youth
    • More than 1.5 billion people are between the ages of 10 and 25. This largest-ever generation of adolescents is approaching adulthood in a world their elders could not have imagined. Globalization, the AIDS pandemic, electronic communications and a changing climate have irrevocably shifted the landscape.
  • Sur - Revista Internacional de Derechos Humanos - Español
    • Sur - Revista Internacional de Derechos Humanos es una revista semestral publicada en inglés, portugués y español por Sur - Red Universitaria de Derechos Humanos. Sur- International Review of Human Rights is a bianual publication in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  • Sur -Revista Internacional de Direitos Humanos - Português
    • Sur -Revista Internacional de Direitos Humanos é uma revista semestral, publicada em inglês, português e espanhol pela Sur – Rede Universitária de Direitos Humanos
  • The Human Rights Education Handbook: Effective Practices for Learning, Action, and Change
    • This manual is intended to help people who care about human rights to become effective educators, able to share both their passion and their knowledge. To further human rights education in all its many forms, The it lays out the basics of human rights: why, for whom, what, where, who, and how.
  • The Interactive Declaration
    • This interactive activity uses plain language and can help teachers explain the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in a classroom setting. Available in English, Spanish, and French.
  • The Iran Human Rights and Democracy Library
    • The Human Rights and Democracy Library is an electronic database containing books, articles, memoirs, letters, documents, and information that sheds light on the violation of human rights and furthers the knowledge, understanding, dissemination, and implementation of human rights and democracy in Iran.
  • Training Manual on Human Rights Monitoring
    • This manual aims to provide methodological training to monitor human rights.
  • Translations of the UDHR
    • This page contains many full-text non-English language versions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). You can search by translation or by region.
  • UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
    • The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council, with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.
  • Understanding Human Rights
    • This resource includes activities designed to help students clarify human rights concepts and provide an opportunity to explore the effect of human rights. It provides students with basic information and history about human rights, the processes involved in the drafting and publication of international documents and treaties that support human rights, and an understanding of how human rights are relevant in everyday life.
  • Undue Process: Terrorism Trials, Military Courts, and the Mapuche in Southern Chile
    • This report shows how Mapuche defendants charged with terrorist acts face unequal trials for crimes that do not pose a direct threat to life, liberty or physical integrity. The use of extraordinary procedures, which were established in the antiterrorism law to tackle the most extreme political violence, is wholly unjustified when dealing with crimes attributed to the Mapuche that are mostly against property.
  • UNFPA Gender Equality Web Page
    • This United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) webpage contains information on reproductive health and human rights.
  • UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign
    • This United Nations' group aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    • This page contains many full-text languages of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and a brief history of the declaration.
  • United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women
    • The official United Nations site for learning about the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women.
  • United Nations Enable
    • This site has links to the full text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in multiple languages, frequently asked questions about the CRPD, and information about disability-related work throughout the United Nations system.
  • Universal Human Rights Instruments By Category
    • A catalogue of international human rights treaties and other policy and legislation, organized by community and population. Available for download in Word or PDF format.
  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
    • This human rights library can help users find various human rights treaties, United Nations documents, and other content on human rights issues from all around the world.
  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library - русский
    • The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library contains over 65,000 documents. Available in 9 languages.
  • Using Culturally Sensitive Approaches to Achieve Universal Goals
    • This page explains how the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) uses culturally-sensitive approaches when making attempts to further human rights.
  • Violence, Human Rights, and Justice
    • This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state.
  • Without Remedy: Human Rights Abuse and Indonesia's Pulp and Paper Industry
    • This report extensively documents the underlying links between disregard for human rights and unsound forestry practices.
  • Women in Sync: Toolkit for Electronic Networking
    • Women in Sync is a collection of stories about the experiences of women and their organizations who have become a part of the APC WNSP network. It is designed to be a toolkit for women's electronic networking. All the articles in Women in Sync were written from the perspective of women who pioneered in e-mail communications in the days before the internet boom. The articles also tell the stories of women who persevered in utilising computer networking that built connections among women across continents for women's empowerment.