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.
Archived Web Resources
MADRE: Demanding Rights, Resources & Results for Women Worldwide
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.
Miraya 101 FM [Sudan]
In English and Arabic. Radio station in Juba, southern Sudan, sponsored by Fondation Horondelle, UN Mission in Sudan and a number of government agencies in Europe and Canada. News archives back to January 2007, in PDF and html. Human rights and development news, Darfur news. The streaming audio is only archived for one week. Although an agreement was signed permitting UNMIS to operate a radio station, the Khartoum government has continually resisted the mission's efforts to access the country's airwaves.
NGO Coordination Committee in Iraq
In English, French and Arabic. Contains information divided by subject. Network of 80 international NGOs and 200 Iraqi NGOs. Unable to list Iraqi NGOs for security reasons.
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.
In English. Formed in 1990, SAACID (meaning 'to help' in Somali) is a non-governmental organization with offices in Somalia and Australia. Their aim is to increase life options for women, children, and the poor.
Sahrawi Association of Human Rights Victims [Western Sahara]
In Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Formed in 2005, ASVDH conducts human rights work in the Western Sahara under Moroccan occupation. Moroccan authorities refuse to recognize the association and have targeted the Association’s Executive Committee and Coordinating Council, arresting, beating and generally subjecting them to harassment and maltreatment because of their membership in ASVDH. Contains news, photographs, videos, audio clips, and reports.
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information: Expanding Human Rights Information and Values in the Middle East and North Africa
In Arabic and some English. Central repository for human rights information and websites in Arabic on eighteen countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa - Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Sudan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, Libya, Oman, Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia and Kuwait. Seeks to expand coverage circle to include Mauritania, Somalia and Iran. Based in Cairo, Egypt. Contains press releases, articles, and news items.
In French and Arabic. The Association monitors the violations of human rights in Tunisia works to defend the rights of the political detainees, and publishes news regarding the violations that nationals of neighboring Arab countries face. Closed in 2006.
In French and English. Maintained by a group of former residents of Sudan. Contains French and English publications of newsletter "Viglance Soudan" as well as news bulletins, links, maps, and chronology of events related to Sudan.