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Mr Samai Phakmi, a Thai human rights defender (HRD) and member of the Khon Rak Ban Kerd (KRBK) group has been sued by the mining company Tungkum Company Limited (TKL) Loei, northeastern Thailand.  The KRBK group consists of members from 6 villages in the Loei area that are affected by the gold mining operations from the gold-mining company TKL. The group strives to protect the environment and to defend natural [...]
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Bangkok, 28 October 2014- Defamation charges against community based human rights defenders who exposed alleged human rights abuses by Tungkum Company Limited (TKL) should be dropped immediately, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said today. The Order Announcement of Mr. Surapan Rujichaiwat will be held on 29 October at 13.30 pm in the Phuket Provincial Court to rule whether or not to proceed with the case. Meanwhile [...]
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AWID, in collaboration with the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, has developed this publication in an effort to assess the various mechanisms that have been developed to provide protection to WHRDs at risk, including initiatives developed by national governments, and regional and international human rights bodies. Download PDF Read online When asked what protection and security meant to her, a women human rights defender explained: “I am a single mother and [...]
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Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society is addressed to the civil society actors who, every day in every part of the world, contribute to the promotion, protection and advancement of human rights. Developed following a survey among users of the first edition of the Handbook—Working with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: A Handbook for NGOs (2006)—this comprehensively [...]
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Recommendations to Enhance the Protection and Security of WHRDs was produced by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) as part of its work as Chair of the Urgent Responses Working Group (URWG) for WHRDs at Risk of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition. It was edited by Inmaculada Barcia and is the result of a participatory consultation based on the convictions, proposals and demands of a group [...]
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2013: a terrible year for the rights of LGBT people Never has the campaign for international LGBT rights been more important. 2013 has been marked by serious challenges to the rights of LGBT people, according to the Kaleidoscope Trust’s annual review. In a year marked by repressive legislation and unfavourable court cases, the challenges facing the international LGBT movement have rarely been greater. The introduction of laws in Russia curtailing [...]
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      Application forms posted in alphabetical order as received within the deadline. Information contained therein is subject to reference check. AHMED Anees India (M) BELHASSEN Souhayr Tunisia (F) BELLONZI Manuele Italy (M) BENSEDRINE Sihem Tunisia (F) BODNAR Adam Poland (M) CALLAMARD Agnes France (F) CERNA Christina United States of America (F) DANIEL  JUSTIN Ravindra India (M) DÍAZ RODRÍGUEZ Francisco El Salvador (M) ENGEL Drew United States of America [...]
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Marking the 15th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, we are delighted to inform you of the launch of a Special Issue of the Journal of Human Rights Practice on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. This Special Issue has a unique focus on the issues and challenges that human rights defenders face and provides a critical analysis of protection initiatives and gaps. In this collection of [...]
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A new report released today by the global civil society alliance, CIVICUS, reveals a pattern of sustained attacks on civil society organisations (CSOs) around the world. CIVICUS has tracked 413 threats to civil society in 87 countries since the beginning of 2012. Worryingly the report shows that several governments are attempting to weaken civil society organisations by enacting laws which prevent them from accessing the funding they need to survive [...]
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Who is this Manual for? This manual was produced to provide hands-on guidance to staff and partners of development organisations that are working in FCS. It contains one section, which provides guidance for facilitators and explains key concepts and key terms. The subsequent 3-Step section is also available as hands-on standalone ield guide to conduct analysis and adaptation of a project working in fragile and conlict-affected situations. Why should you [...]
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