In English. The KNCHR is an Independent National Institution established by an Act of Parliament to lead in protecting and promoting human rights in Kenya. The Commission focuses on investigating complaints, providing redress, campaigns and advocacy, research,policy and legislation, economic,social and cultural rights, education and capacity building and institutional strengthening. Director was investigated by the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, possibly related to the organization investigations of government corruption. Contains news items, photographs, and publications for download.
Archived Web Resources
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights: Enhancing the Realisation of Your Rights
Kigali Memorial Centre [Rwanda]
In English. The KMC was created by a joint partnership of the Kigali City Council and the UK-based Aegis Trust. It contains a permanent exhibition of the Rwandan genocide and an exhibition of other genocides around the world. The Centre also features a Documentation Centre that collects the testimonies, photographs and other artefacts related to the Rwandan Genocide. It is also developing a library catalogue and mapping project to aid researchers. Site contains information about the Centre, the history of Rwanda as well as the Genocide, and transcripts of oral testimonies.
Kosovo: the land of the living past
In English. Contains information on Orthodox Christians, a minority Christian group, in Muslim Kosovo.
La Strada Moldova
In Moldovan and some English. Focuses on women's rights, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Government continues to allow and in some cases condone discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, and religion; in some regions NGOs are routinely threatened and harassed.
Lambda Istanbul [Turkey]
In Turkish and some English. Organization run by gay and lesbian activists on a volunteer basis. Activities include maintaining a cultural center, organizing pride activities, weekly meetings, weekly radio show, helpline, reporting human rights violations, working with the university to conduct research with/on the LGBT community, and organizing demonstrations.
Laogai Research Foundation [China]
In English and some Chinese. Non-profit organization that compiles information on Laogai China's forced labor camps. Contains newsletters from 1995-1996.
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.
Latvijas Cilvektiesibu Centrs | Latvian Center for Human Rights
In English, Latvian and Russian. The Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) was established in 1993 with a view to promoting human rights and tolerance in Latvia through monitoring, research, advocacy, legal assistance and training activities. In recent years, LCHR main focus has been on two broad areas: human rights in closed institutions, and social integration, which includes all minority-related and tolerance issues, as they represent the most important problem areas of human rights in Latvia. The website contains information on topical issue areas, including social integration, tolerance, and mental disability advocacy.
Ligue des Droits de la Personne dans la Région des Grands Lacs / League for the Defense of Human Rights of the Great Lakes [Rwanda]
In French and some English. Human rights umbrella group, with members from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda. Contains reports, documents, bulletins, and presentations related to human rights in the region.
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.