In English. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) was founded in 1986 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. The AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region, and to mobilise Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief and redress for the victims of human rights violations. AHRC promotes civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights. The website includes news coverage of human rights violations and documents related to campaigns against extrajudicial killings and disappearances, children's rights, torture, among others.
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Asian Legal Resource Centre
In English. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) is an NGO having General Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The ALRC was founded in 1986 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. It is a body committed to the development of legal self-reliance and empowerment of people. It will place particular emphasis in its work on the areas of cultural, social and economic rights and the right of development. ALRC will work closely with and support regional, national, and local groups involved in this field, taking care, at the same time, to protect the autonomy and independence of such groups. The site contains policy documents submitted to the UN, legal documents related to human rights and a variety of news items on human rights violations in Asia.
Bekhsoos [Middle East]
In English and some Arabic. Bekhsoos is a queer Arab magazine published weekly by queer and trans folks at Meem. The site covers topics related to (homo)sexuality in the Arab world. Our objective is to fill the gap of lesbian- and transgender-produced writing in the Arab world through articles, reports, investigations, personal stories, opinion pieces, and creative writing. The materials are all written, and they reflect the goals expressed above.
Forced Migration Online: A World of Information on Human Displacement
In English. Research portal for electronic resources on forced migration. Includes list of journals, podcasts, videos, organizations, photographs, working papers, and events.
Human Rights Documentation Center
In English. A portal to human rights related resources including World Conference Against Racism, national human rights institutions, Asian Pacific Human Rights Network, training programs, and publications for order.
Human Rights for All / Les Droits de L'Homme pour Tous
In French, English, Spanish, and Arabic. FIDH aims at obtaining effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of human rights violations and the sanction of their perpetrators worldwide. Focuses on human rights defenders, international justice, terrorism, death penalty, women's rights, forced disppearances, globalization, migration and asylum. Site contains news on each area of focus, information on intergovernmental organizations, and copies of financial statements.
IGLYO - International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization
In English. IGLYO is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization. It was created in 1984 as a reaction to the need for better co-operation among local, regional and national LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) youth and student organizations. IGLYO is a major source of information relevant for local youth groups and organizations. IGLYO’s work aims to build the capacity of its member organizations by providing spaces where information could be exchanged and shared. The website reflects this focus on networking and information sharing, including a variety of reports and information on conferences and networking events.
ILGA: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
In English. Founded in 1978, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association is a world-wide network of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people everywhere. ILGA is the only international non-profit and non-governmental community-based federation focused on presenting discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation as a global issue. The site includes news coverage and policy statements from gay rights groups around the world.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
In English. IDMC, established in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and based in Geneva, Switzerland, is the leading international body monitoring conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide. Activities include running an online database providing comprehensive information and analysis on internal displacement in some 50 countries. Based on its monitoring and data collection activities, the Centre advocates for durable solutions to the plight of the internally displaced in line with international standards. The IDMC also carries out training activities to enhance the capacity of local actors to respond to the needs of internally displaced people (IDPs). In its work, the Centre cooperates with and provides support to local and national civil society initiatives. Site contains downloadable country profiles, workshop reports, training materials in English, French and Spanish, background information, photographs, maps and press releases.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
In English. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Reports and analysis can be found for a variety of issue areas: discrimination, privacy, violence, etc.