In English. The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) is an international, nongovernmental organization constituted by national Helsinki Committees and Cooperating Organizations in the participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Website contains news, reports and issue area campaign documents for international human rights concerns.
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International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
Intervención Bochinche [Peru]
In Spanish. Blog documents the Institute of Health, Sexuality and Development Studies project, 'Ciudadaniasx' which launched 'Intervención Bochinche' campaign to challenge and confront the stigma and denounce the violence against women and transgender/transsexual sex workers in Lima, Peru. Site includes videos, campaign ephemera, and testimonies from sex workers.
Isis Internacional [Chile]
In Spanish. In 1974, Isis was founded in Chile with the aim to document women's struggles worldwide. Programs focus on violence against women, health, documentation and information resources on the topic of women and gender. Contains documents, newsletters, catalog of publications
La Franja Feminista / The Feminist Line [Honduras]
In Spanish. This blog contains news articles, videos, and photos primarily related to the 2009 Honduran coup. Secondary subject areas are Central America and Latin America at large.
Las Libres: Centro Las Libres de Información en Salud Sexual, Región Centro / Center Las Libres for Information on Sexual Health, Central Region [Mexico]
In Spanish and English. Las Libres is a non-governmental organization based in Guanajuato, Mexico. In 2000, Las Libres formed in response to the state government's attempt to ban abortion for rape victims, the only legal reason a woman may seek an abortion. The bill was not passed and now Las Libres conducts legislative monitoring as well as training youth in the community to become leaders and teachers in sexual health education. Site contains news articles and information on the organization's work.
MADRE: Demanding Rights, Resources & Results for Women Worldwide
In English. MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that uses human rights to advance social justice; MADRE partners with women in communities worldwide (Africa, Latin America, Middle East) to meet urgent, local needs and create long-term solutions to the problems that women face. Site contains information on projects listed by country, opportunities for involvement, blog, videos, press releases, news archive, and position papers.
Minority Rights Group International
In English. MRG is a non-governmental organization that works with 130 partners in over 60 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous people can make their voices heard. Through training and education, legal cases, publications and the media, we support minority and indigenous people as they strive to maintain their rights to the land they live on, the languages they speak, to equal opportunities in education and employment, and to full participation in public life. MRG has offices in the United Kingdom, Hungary, and Uganda. Site contains news, information on campaigns, background information, directory of marginalized groups, and documents for download.
Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra / Landless Rural Workers' Movement [Brazil]
In Portuguese. MST's main areas of focus are agrarian reform and community development. The MST has been peacefully occupying unused land since 1985 and distributing it among landless peasants for them to work it, develop education projects etc. MST members have been criminalized, prosecuted and investigated illegally by the Judiciary and military police of the Rio Grande do Sul State. The Prosecutor has declared the movement illegal and their members have been incarcerated and investigated. Site contains mp3s of MST music, posters from events, political graphics, videos, interviews, forum, and news.
Movimento Nacional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado / Movement of Victims of State Crimes [Colombia]
In Spanish. Umbrella organization for ONGs and people who have been victims of or fight against state terrorism in Colombia. Denounces, promotes education, advocacy. MOVICE director, Ivan Cepeda Castro, has had to live in exhile twice due to death threats associated with his work denouncing state terrorism in Colombia. Criminal charges for libel and diffamation have also been made against him for his work exposing the links between governemnt officials and paramilitary forces. Site contains videos, photos, documents, and newsletters.
National Coalition for Haitian Rights: Haiti Insight Online
In English. Formed in 1992, the Coalition's mission is to champion the rights of Haitians in the United States and Haiti. Organization survives on donations and volunteers; there are local offices in Haiti and only two staff members in US. Site contains publications for download, press, news archive of articles relating to immigration, refugees, human rights, and civil rights.