Human rights activists across the country are deeply disappointed today, 11 December 2013, with the decision of the Supreme Court in Suresh Kumar Kaushal v. Naz Foundation to overturn the historic Delhi High Court judgement of 2009, which decriminalised homosexuality in India.
On Human Rights Day, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project commemorates the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and yesterday’s 15th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and calls on states to intensify their efforts to fulfill their responsibility to promote and protect all human rights.
Syria: Abducted human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh and her three colleagues must be released unharmed
Four Syrian activists abducted in the Damascus suburbs, apparently in relation to their human rights and humanitarian work, must be released immediately and unconditionally, 16 human rights organizations said today.
The Alice Zachmann Human Rights Defender’s Award recognizes an individual, organization or community who has demonstrated a commitment to the defense of human rights through non-violent methods, and for which he/she has been exposed to threats, violence and/or other attacks.
In celebration of International Human Rights Days, AWID is pleased to launch a new special information series on women’s human rights, 20 years after the landmark World Conference on Human Rights that took place in Vienna, Austria from 14-25 June 1993, where representatives of 171 States adopted the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA).
WHRD International Coalition and AWID launch Recommendations to Enhance the Protection and Security of WHRDs
In celebration of UN Human Rights Day this December 10th the Urgent Responses Working Group of the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) International Coalition, in collaboration with AWID, are releasing the Recommendations to Enhance the Protection and Security of WHRDs.
Today on International Human Rights Day, I call on men, women and young people around the world to join forces to protect the rights of women. And I pay tribute to those of you who are women human rights defenders.
Today marks eight years since November 29thwas declared the International Day of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) during the first International Consultation of WHRDs in 2005 and in a few days we will also mark the 15 year anniversary since the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders (Resolution 53/144 of the General Assembly of the United Nations).
As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence in Mongolia, the NGO National Center Against Violence are holding a photography exhibition including the stories and photos of four survivors of domestic violence (who are now safe) across Ulaanbaatar in various locations over the period of the campaign.
We are pleased to announce the REF Activism Tool Kit towards fighting Gender Violence. As part of our contribution to the 16 days of Activism against Violence against Women, the Red Elephant Foundation has created an e-Resource called Activism 101. It comprises fact-sheets that offer complete information that would be ideal for anyone interested in being an activist for the cause.