In English and French. Organization in based in Gambia charged with ensuring the promotion and protection of human and peoples' rights throughout the African continent. Contains downloadable documents (reports, bulletins, resolutions)
Archived Web Resources
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights / Comission Africaine des L'Homme et des Peuples
Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Romania - the Helsinki Committee
In Romanian and English. Formed in 1990, APADOR-CH is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that raises the level of awareness on and respect of human rights and rule of law. Site contains mission, objectives and the team of the association, annual reports, special reports (regarding the visits to prisons and lock-ups, as well as abuses of the police), press releases and publications of APADOR-CH. In addition, there is a special section dedicated to the free access to information of public interest, containing legislation (Law no 544/2001 regarding the free access to the information of public interest; the methodological norms for the application of Law no. 544/2001, adopted through the Governmental Decision no. 123/2002; Law no. 182/2002 on the protection of classified information; Law no. 677/2001 for the protection of persons related both to the processing of personal data and to the free circulation of such data), a practical guide for the use of Law no. 544/2001, studies, as well as summaries of APADOR-CH’s freedom of information court cases.
Aswat Palestinian Gay Women
In Arabic and English. The mission of the ASWAT initiative is to serve as a Palestinian gay women’s group where we may express ourselves, discuss gender and sexuality, define our feminism, and address the conflict experienced by us between our national and gendered identities. In addition, we strive to generate social change in order to meet the needs of one of the most silenced and oppressed communities in Israel. We work to reach out to Palestinian and Jewish communities in Israel, and also to collaborate with other like minded institutes, groups and individuals in order to combat the multilayered discrimination we face and to promote women rights. ASWAT's projects center on three themes: empowerment and awareness, advocacy and outreach, and information. Materials on the site include information about organization activities and projects, and a multimedia gallery.
Centro Feminista de Estudos e Assessoria / Center for Feminist Studies and Consultancy [Brazil]
In Portuguese and English. Contains articles, links, list of PDF publications, and events calendar related to human rights, women's rights (health, sexuality, work, violence) and racial/ethnic discrimination. CFEMEA is a non-governmental organization based in Brasilia, Brazil.
Change for Equality [Iran]
In Farsi, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Arabic. Contains articles and reports on frequent government blocking of organization's web content as well as that of other women's rights organizations in Iran.
Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya
In English. Contains reports and articles on AIDS and LGBTI activism in Africa. The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya is registered as a trust (“Kenya Gay and Lesbian Trust”) and was established in May 2006 following the convening of regional LGBTI activists by a local women’s rights organisation. GALCK acts as an umbrella organisation and currently consists of five member organizations; “Minority Women in Action”, “Ishtar MSM”, “TOMIK” “Gay Kenya” and "Transgender Education and Advocacy - TEA".There are other four organizations mainly out of Nairobi whose membership is under consideration. The website includes news materials, a library of Kenyan legislation, and materials related to advocacy and events in support of gay Kenyans.
Georgian Young Lawyers' Association [Georgia]
In Georgian and English. Contains publications, press releases, databases related to human rights and maintaining the rule of law. GYLA is a Georgia-based non-governmental organization that aims to promote the rule of law and democratic practices in Georgia and protect human rights and freedoms in Georgia using the rule of law. Members have received threats from unknown persons and have been accused by government of misusing foreign funds and politicizing; organization believes this in retaliation for their criticism of certain governmental practices.
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.
In English and Arabic. First LGBT organization in Iraq (now based in the UK) founded by Ali Hili in 2005 who was the first to call attention to the systematic killing of LGBT people in his country. Site features news stories and organization's financial records.
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.