Everyone has rights, including online. APC documents trends, advocates for freedom of expression/information & trains human rights defenders to use the internet securely.
Front Line Defenders has released its fourth Annual Report on Global Challenges facing Human Rights Defenders around the World in 2012.
The report explores the situation on both the global and regional level including several countries examined in focus namely: Burundi, Vietnam, Guatemala Kazakhstan and Algeria. It highlights the ‘unabated’ targeting of human rights defenders for their work documenting abuses, exposing corruption, or pushing for reform.
This kit contains short guides for human rights defenders who find themselves in emergencies related to communication and digital security. As guides are being added, individual sections of following scheme become interactive. While the kit does not provide exhaustive guidelines on how to respond to specific situations, it does suggest concrete steps, further resources and references to support groups to whom activists can turn to for further assistance.
Around the world, women human rights defenders (WHRDs) face a variety of threats as a direct result of their human rights-related work and changes in the context of their work. WHRDs face the same types of risks faced by all human rights defenders but because of their gender they are also the target of, gender-based violence and gender-specific risks.
Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill could be passed into law imminently. It is scheduled for debate in the coming days, paving the way for the Bill to be passed by Parliament. Activists in Uganda and across the world have managed to stop the Bill in its tracks before. Let’s do it again!
The Bill has been revived at a time of diminishing space for enjoyment of human rights in Uganda. Groups opposed to the government have been banned from holding demonstrations and those who express...
On the occasion of November 29th, Women Human Rights Defenders Day, the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition stands in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of women activists around the world who – with exemplary courage, determination, and strength, uphold women’s human rights, the rights of communities, and of the environment.
Take action to support the people of Bukavu in eastern Congo!
The people of Bukavu are facing greater threats to their safety after last week’s attack on renowned surgeon Dr. Denis Mukwege. He is the Director of Panzi Hospital, which has treated over 40,000 survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On October 25, armed men shot at Dr. Mukwege at his home. Dr. Mukwege survived, but his long-time guard Joseph Bizimana died in the attack.
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