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Honduras: the deadliest country in the world for environmental activism

More than 120 people have been killed in Honduras since 2010 for standing up to companies that grab land and trash the environment

Evidence of trauma: the impact of human rights work on advocates

It’s time to think seriously about the effects of trauma on human rights activists. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on mental health and well-being in the human rights. 

Source: Open Democracy

Human Rights Defender Memorial

The HRD Memorial Project seeks to celebrate the lives and achievements of all the human rights defenders who have been killed since 1998. It consists of two elements: a database of information on the human rights defenders who have been killed and any progress towards bringing the perpetrators to justice and a public web site with an individual profile page for each HRD that celebrates their lives and achievements.

Fighting for equality carries massive health risks, particularly if you are a woman

Too often their lives are at stake. Most women human rights defenders are exposed to extreme violence, they work exhausted, and experience permanent stress, which makes them increasingly vulnerable to physical and mental illnesses. Women human rights organizations need to integrate holistic self-care and wellbeing programs to sustain their work, but minuscule budgets still hinder this for most.

Source: The NCD Alliance

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.

Journalist Poonam Agarwal charged after exposing military abuse

On 27 March 2017, human rights journalist Poonam Agarwal was charged under sections of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and the Indian Penal Code relating to criminal trespass and abetting suicide. The Indian Army had filed a complaint against her in relation to a video report she had shot exposing the abuse of junior soldiers within the Army.

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Journalist Poonam Agarwal charged after exposing military abuse

On 27 March 2017, human rights journalist Poonam Agarwal was charged under sections of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) and the Indian Penal Code relating to criminal trespass and abetting suicide. The Indian Army had filed a complaint against her in relation to a video report she had shot exposing the abuse of junior soldiers within the Army.

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Trump funding cuts would imperil tens of thousands of women, activists warn

Question marks over support for short-term projects run by UN population fund prompt concern over future of programmes in Syria, east Africa and beyond.

Source: AWID / The Guardian

Trump funding cuts would imperil tens of thousands of women, activists warn

Question marks over support for short-term projects run by UN population fund prompt concern over future of programmes in Syria, east Africa and beyond.

Source: AWID / The Guardian

Trump funding cuts would imperil tens of thousands of women, activists warn

Question marks over support for short-term projects run by UN population fund prompt concern over future of programmes in Syria, east Africa and beyond.

Source: AWID / The Guardian