In English. Helem leads a peaceful struggle for the liberation of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Lebanon from legal, social and cultural discrimination. Helem's primary goal is the annulment of article 534 of the Lebanese Penal Code which punishes "unnatural sexual intercourse". This law is primarily used to target the LGBT community by violating the privacy of its members and by denying them basic human rights. The site contains resources on a wide variety of topics, including mental health, violence and advocacy.
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HELEM - Lebanese Protection for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders
Helsinki Association: human rights are above state and national interests [Armenia]
In English, Armenian, Russian. Organization focuses on human rights in Armenia, especially soldiers' and voters' rights, legal rights, and religious freedom. Contains news, reports, surveys, and photographs. Armenian government has been harassing NGOs dealing with democracy in Armenia since last election. Leader of group was shot by member of Armenian parliament, who later boasted about the incident on television without reprisal.
Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina
In English and Bosnian. The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina was founded on 11 February, 1995. It is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization. The aim of the Committee is the protection and promotion of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Materials focus on local community development and rights issues, but the site also includes reports and publications on the human rights situation in Eastern Europe.
Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia
In Macedonian, Albanian and English. The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia is a non-governmental organization which major duty is to observe and inform, on local and international level, on the respect of the human rights, in accordance with the provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and other international standards for the respect of human rights. It provides free legal aid upon citizen submitted complains, undertakes casework, legal initiatives, researches, disseminations on human rights, organizes conferences, seminars, and trainings. Site contains reports and information on organization's programs and activities.
In Spanish. This blog reflects the voices of a group of Honduran citizens who oppose the coup d'etat organized by Micheletti and carried out by the Honduras military. Materials include news coverage and analysis, political propaganda, and images and video clips from the protests that followed the coup.
Honduras Resiste y Vence
In Spanish. This blog site was created by a group of lawyers in response to the Honduran coup of July 2009. The creators compose object to the illegality of the coup and the police's repression of all protest since its beginning. The site contains a wide range of materials related to human rights, including reports, analysis, recorded testimonies, protest videos and alternative propaganda.
Human Rights Center "Viasna" [Belarus]
In Belarussian, Russian, and English. Formed in 1996, Human Rights Center "Viasna" is a non-governmental organization that promotes general human rights in Belarus. Its main areas of focus are free elections, legal rights, and media freedom. Belarusian president has been systematically dismantling all human rights NGOs in Belarus. Group's registration cancelled groundlessly before 2001 election. Site contains news archive searchable by date and topic, reports, and downloads of articles.
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 First Society: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy in Saudi Arabia
In English. Contains news articles from 2006 to the present, press coverage, opportunities for action, and links to outside resources on gender and religious-based human rights violations in Saudi Arabia. Human Rights First Society is a non-profit organization with an an office in Saudi Arabia and the United States.
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.