Human Rights Blog

From Brasov to Bedford Stuyvesant and back

Oct 15, 2021 - Edwin Rekosh, Co-Founder of Rights CoLab

At Rights CoLab, we aim to facilitate collaboration on civil society innovation to advance human rights.

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Pakistan’s proposed media law: A threat to the freedom of the press

Sep 28, 2021 - Zulfiqar Shah, human rights and labour rights expert, and NHRF's local consultant in Pakistan.

Earlier this September, Pakistani media workers - including journalists, bloggers, vloggers and editors of newspapers and TV channels - boycotted the joint session of the Parliament in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, where the new law curbing freedom of the press would be discussed.

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Discourses on Sustainable Development: Perspectives of defenders in environmental conflicts

Sep 16, 2021 - Lorena Schwab De La O, Maestría en la teoría y práctica de los derechos humanos y previa pasantía en el FNDH

There is no doubt that to mitigate climate change and ensure the existence and health of future generations, it is necessary to join efforts and transform the ways we produce energy.

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Fighting for pride and our citizenship

Jun 23, 2021

Dayana Blanco is the Director of NHRF's grantee Ilex Acción Jurídica, an organisation of Afro-descendant women lawyers working for social justice. Read Dayana's blog about the situation of LGBTQIA+ rights in Colombia.

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Our life, our pride

Jun 21, 2021 - Umesh P., initiator and leader of the Praxis Jeeva project, and Anita Cheria, NHRF's local consultant in India.

The journey to fulfill the rights of LGBTIQ people in India has been a combination of legal battles, policy changes, and personal and collective journeys of assertion and solidarity. The communities' struggle for a caring, legitimate safe space in the society continues, and this year’s Pride Month is more important than ever.

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Enforced disappearances: A chronic human rights violation in Pakistan

Jun 03, 2021 - Zulfiqar Shah, human rights and labour rights expert based in Karachi, Pakistan.

Enforced disappearances are one of the major human rights concerns in Pakistan. While more than 7000 complaints of enforced disappearances have been reported in Pakistan since 2011, the real number might be much higher.

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