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#WPS: Creating connections: empowering rural women in human rights leadership

Women-led organizations often work to empower women to utilize their leadership skills, knowledge, and the power they possess as changemakers to claim their human rights and to build stronger communities.

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Protecting and promoting human rights under COVID-19

Continued support and solidarity is more important than ever!

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Working from the periphery: SKP-HAM and official recognition of the 1965 Atrocities in Palu City, Central Sulawesi

In Indonesia, "Black September" is remembered by human rights communities as a month of tragedy where events of serious violations of human rights occurred. In September all across the country, victims and human rights groups has commemorated the cases of serious human rights violations, including the systematic atrocities against members Indonesian Communist Party or suspected sympathizers.

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Enforced disappearances: The need to open space for civil society to participate in decision-making processes

On August 30, we commemorate the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. This egregious crime is one that not only affects or impacts an individual, but instead, families, communities and countries have through history been torn apart by this crime. In several countries, enforced disappearances have been used as a strategy to spread terror within society.

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Women taking the lead in the defense of the human rights of miners and their families

On February 19 2006, 65 miners were trapped in the Pasta de Conchos coal mine after a methane explosion in the Mexican state of Coahuila. To this date, only two of the 65 bodies have been retrieved. NHRF’s partner organization, Organización Familia Pasta de Conchos (OFPC), works to ensure that the recovery process of the remaining 63 miners moves forward, as well as fighting for better working conditions for miners in the region. Read the blog written by OFPC’s founder, Cristina Auerbach.

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"Human rights defenders reconnect us to what makes the essence of humanity" - Michel Forst

The NHRF has always emphasized the importance of security and protection on an individual and organisational level and will continue to maintain this focus as a core element of our strategy. Therefore, we have taken the opportunity with new key partners with expertise in this area and with lessons learned since the previous version was published, to revise and update the NHRF Guidelines on security and protection for grantees in the field. Read the guidelines' foreword, written by the former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs, Michel Forst.

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