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Rights at Risk: The Observatory on the Universality of Rights Trends Report 2017

This report is the first of a series on human rights trends produced by the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) initiative, a collaborative and multi-organizational project that aims to monitor, analyze, and share information on anti-rights initiatives.

2017 IDAHOT Watchdog: Love makes a family

How we view ‘family’ has drastically altered over the past few years. Today, regardless of different legal, political and social circumstances around the world, the exciting increase in the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) families choosing to raise children is a global phenomenon.This may very well be the transition period towards a more equal world.

Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries

Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) continues to grow. WHRDs confronting unfettered corporate power in pursuit of human rights face particular situations of risk and threats.

Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries

Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) continues to grow. WHRDs confronting unfettered corporate power in pursuit of human rights face particular situations of risk and threats.

Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries

Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) continues to grow. WHRDs confronting unfettered corporate power in pursuit of human rights face particular situations of risk and threats.

On “shrinking space”, a framing paper

This paper attempts to unpacks some of the problems inherent in the ‘shrinking space’ narrative. It also considers who is most affected and why; where the trend is headed; how it relates to the other dominant paradigms of the 21st century; and how progressive social movements may respond.

On “shrinking space”, a framing paper

This paper attempts to unpacks some of the problems inherent in the ‘shrinking space’ narrative. It also considers who is most affected and why; where the trend is headed; how it relates to the other dominant paradigms of the 21st century; and how progressive social movements may respond.

A Call to Action: Insights into the Status of Funding for Indigenous Women’s Groups

It is our hope that this report will open a dialogue and space for further unpacking of the provided data and results and will provide actionable guidance in how funding trends and donor recommendations can support Indigenous Women’s Organizations in a meaningful and effective way, ensuring a sustainable planet for our future generations.

Microsavings and Economic Development: Women on the Path to Equality

Gender inequality is one of the underlying causes of poverty. Enhancing women’s economic empowerment is a key lever to achieve fair, sustainable and inclusive development. The work of CARE has therefore focused on the economic empowerment of women through the promotion of village savings and loan associations (VSLA).

The impact of fundamentalism and extremism on cultural rights

In her second report to the Human Rights Council (34th session, March 2017), Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune considers how the rise of fundamentalism and extremism, in diverse forms, represent major threats to human rights worldwide.