In English. NISGUA is a U.S. based non-governmental organization that links people in the U.S. with the Guatemalan people and their grassroots struggles for justice, human rights, environmental protection, and dignity. The website includes coverage of news pertaining to Guatemala and Central America more generally, and information regarding campaigns on trade and development, impunity, land rights and militarization.
Archived Web Resources
NISGUA: Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
North Korea Freedom Coalition
In English. Formed in 2003, the Coalition has worked for the freedom, human rights, and dignity of the North Korea people. The Coalition currently has over 60 public member organizations and individual members representing millions of American, South and North Korean, and Japanese citizens as well as other nations. is credited with being the driving force behind the passage of the North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004 and is now working to ensure that it is fully implemented. Site contains downloads of educational materials, event listings, news and a photo and video gallery.
Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal
In English and some Nepali. OHCHR-Nepal was invited by the Government of Nepal in April 2005 to monitor how people’s human rights were being respected and to advise the Government on how it can promote and protect human rights. Focuses on child rights, gender, social exclusion and transitional justice. Site contains press releases, speeches, newsletters, Nepali characters font for download in Nepali and English, audio and video materials, and maps.
Omo "Iliniden" - Pirin: Member of the European Free Alliance - EFA [Bulgaria]
In English, Bulgarian, and Macedonian. OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN is a democratic party in the Republic of Bulgaria, that protects the rights of the minorities and strives for the decentralization of the country. It is the only political party that fights for the rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian government refuses to acknowledge the existence of the large Macedonian minority in Pirin Macedonia and continues to violate its basic human rights. Members and supporters of OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN (political party and human rights organization) and OMO Ilinden (human and minority rights organization) have been videotaped, harrassed, beaten, fined, and even imprisoned simply for asserting their ethnic Macedonian identity.
Otros Mundos Chiapas
In Spanish. The website of Other Worlds, a non governmental organization that seeks to present alternatives to current economic and environmental policies. There is a focus on sustainability and local action. Website contains articles,videos and pdfs.
People's Watch of Tamil Nadu [India]
In English. Founded in 1995, People's Watch documents and legally intervenes in human rights cases. Primary issue areas include torture prevention, access to justice and tsunami recovery efforts. The website includes photographic and video media materials, reports and news.
Procuradaria de Derechos Humanos / Human Rights Ombudsman [Guatemala]
In Spanish. Contains background information on human rights, ombudsman's functions and areas of work (protection of senior citizens, prisoners, women, workers, handicapped, children and youth, publications, immigrants, indigenous populations, the environment) and news.
Procuraduría General de la Nación: República de Colombia
In Spanish. Official government website for the ombudsman of Colombia. Contains news, publications, photographs, audio and video materials, and an event calendar. The Procuraduría oversees state employees in their exercise of their public duties. Within the ongoing peace process between the state and paramilitry forces, the Procuraduría is charged with promoting participatory mechanisms for the victims. They are organizing a project that archives the non-judicial materials produced in the course of the prosecution of paramilitary crimes: testimonies, objects, photographs. Organization has limited funding and security concerns associated with what is a highly controversial peace process between the state and the paramilitaries. Links between paramilitary forces and state agents have been publicly denounced, and in certain cases proved in court.
In Spanish and English. The Desaparecidos Project is an initiative of a variety of human rights scholars and activists who hope to combat forced disappearances and the impunity that often enables them to continue occurring. The website includes current news on government repression of dissent, memorials to disappeared people, testimony of survivors and resources for attorneys.
Public Movement "Multinational Georgia"
In English, Russian, Georgian. Formed in 1999, PMMG is an umbrella organization which provides resource support and cooperates with the representatives of the more then 18 diaspora and 56 grass-root NGOs working in the field protection of rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic groups residing in Georgia. Contains reports for downloads, information on regional branches and activities, and a forum.