Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Includes sections for News and events, Programmes (e.g. Human rights defenders; Anti-discrimination, minorities and vulnerable groups; Globalization and economic, social and cultural rights; Democratization and the rule of law; Right to development; Peace and human security; Women's rights and gender issues) and Programme highlights, Press releases and alerts, and details of publications.
Includes a current News section, a library which contains a full text "archive of most reports, news releases and urgent actions published from 1996 to date", details of Amnesty campaigns (e.g. Violence against women, Arms control, Torture, Death penalty, Human rights, Refugees and migrants, International justice, Economic globalisation and human rights, Child soldiers, United Nations) and links to other Amnesty International and human rights websites.
Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
"The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) is a global network that disseminates information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and child rights amongst non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, inter-governmental organisation (IGOs), educational institutions, and other child rights experts." Includes links to resources arranged under theme (e.g. Armed conflict, Child labour, Education, Violence against children), a regional information gateway, an information pages for children, sections on news and events, and lists of publications, many available in full text.
Choike: A Portal on Southern Civil Societies - Southern NGO Web Portal
"A directory of southern Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), grouped in five major thematic fields: the people, society, the environment, globalization and communication." Contains full text documents by CHOIKE and other organisatiions, links to websites on related themes, and reports on campaigns being conducted throughout the world.. Also includes an NGO directory (using Advanced Search it is possible to search the web pages of the sites listed in this directory) and an In-depth reports section.
Human Rights Watch
Includes lists of HRW publications (many downloadable), information on human rights issues arranged by country and theme (including Arms, Children's rights, Counterterrorism, Economic, social and cultural rights, HIV/AIDS, International justice, Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, Prisons, Refugees, United Nations and Women's rights), details of HRW campaigns, and a section of photo essays.
International Confedaration of Free Trade Unions – ICFTU
"The ICFTU is a confederation of 215 national trade union centres ... in 145 countries and territories, which campaigns to defend workers' rights worldwide." Includes sections on Child labour, Equality, Globalisation and economic affairs, Health, safety and environment, Multinational enterprises, Trade union organisation, AIDS, Trade and labour standards, Trade union rights, Youth, Central and Eastern Europe.
International Council on Human Rights Policy
"The International Council on Human Rights Policy conducts applied policy research on issues that face organisations working in the field of human rights." Contains details of the ICHR's projects, publications and working papers, sometimes available electronically. Also links to other Human rights sites.
Minority Rights Group
Information about the MRG's work, including their campaigns (e.g. on Conflict, Development, Education, Gender, Land) and their advocacy work. Also training manuals, sections on topics such as Development and minority rights and Challenging racial discrimation, and a Features and analysis section dealing with current concerns. Several publications and reports can be downloaded; others can be bought online form the online bookshop.
U.S. Department of State country reports on human rights
Full text of reports from 1999 onwards. "Submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights".
United Nations: Human Rights
Links to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Treaties and other UN documentation, and to other sites dealing with UN human rights activities.
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