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Title: Tahrir Documents

URL: http://www.tahrirdocuments.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English and Arabic. Tahrir Documents is an ongoing effort to archive and translate activist papers from the 2011 Egyptian uprising and its aftermath. Materials are collected from demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and published in complete English translation alongside scans of the original documents. The project is not affiliated with any political organization, Egyptian or otherwise, and is edited by Cameron Hu, Levi Thompson, Elias Saba, and Emily Drumsta. Tahrir Documents welcomes the submission of materials for translation and publication on the website.

Captured 10 times between Oct 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--cultural repositories

Title: Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional

URL: http://archivohistoricopn.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. The Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN) is a Guatemalan repository that houses, preserves, processes, and disseminates the records of Guatemala’s National Police. The National Police collaborated with the state during Guatemala's 36-year armed internal conflict which, between 1960 and 1996, claimed 200,000 lives and displaced over one million people. The AHPN has formed a collaboration with University of Texas at Austin to make its records available online (https://ahpn.lib.utexas.edu/about_ahpn). The site contains organizational information, publications about the AHPN's materials, legislation concerning the AHPN, links for requesting information, digital photographs, and other links.

Captured 5 times between Oct 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--cultural repositories armed conflict and persecution--genocide armed conflict and persecution--disappearances armed conflict and persecution--displacement armed conflict and persecution--war crimes laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--truth commissions

Title: Grupo Tortura Nunca Mais

URL: http://torturanuncamais-rj.org.br/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Portuguese. Grupo Tortura Nunca Mais/RJ (GTNM/RJ) is a Brazilian non-profit founded in 1985 to advocate for the rights of current and former political prisoners, organize anti-torture campaigns, provide physical and psychological care for those affected by state violence, and record the history of the military dictatorship which ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985. Site contains news, publications, information on disappeared people, and links.

Captured 5 times between Oct 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners civil and political rights--freedom of speech armed conflict and persecution--torture advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations armed conflict and persecution--disappearances laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--truth commissions

Title: HIC Habitat International Coalition - Global network for the right to habitat and social justice

URL: http://www.hic-net.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English, Spanish, and French. HIC is an independent, internationally-based, non-profit alliance of some 400 organizations and individuals working in the area of human settlements. HIC organizes and supports organizers in the areas of land and housing rights. The site contains news, a map of urgent action areas, and downloadable documents (reports, training materials, articles, etc.).

Captured 8 times between Oct 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 9 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--public policy organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--adequate housing

Title: Women's Initiatives For Gender Justice

URL: http://www.iccwomen.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice is based in the Hague, the Netherlands (the seat of the International Criminal Court), and works globally to ensure justice for women, to advocate for the inclusion of gender based crimes in the investigations and prosecutions of the ICC and to promote the rights of women victims/survivors of armed conflict throughout the ICC justice process, including through their Trust Fund for Victims. The site is comprised of news updates on trials and crimes, reports and publications (including the Annual Gender Report Card), and other resources for activists and educators advocating for women's justice.

Captured 5 times between Oct 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 14 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--accountability laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--international law armed conflict and persecution--war crimes laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial systems, International Criminal Court (ICC)

Title: El Blog del Narco

URL: http://www.blogdelnarco.com/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: Blog del Narco publishes videos, photographs, and news stories related to Mexico's drug war. The authors are anonymous.

Captured 2 times between Feb 07, 2011 and Feb 08, 2011

Title: Resistencia Honduras

URL: http://www.resistenciahonduras.net/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish with some materials in French, English, and Portuguese. This site is the new domain of http://contraelgolpedeestadohn.blogspot.com

Captured 5 times between Oct 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing civil and political rights--coups and attempted coups

Title: Iraqi LGBT :: Human Rights and LGBT Issues

URL: http://iraqilgbt.org.uk/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Iraqi LGBT is a human rights organization established in September 2005 in response to the rise in violence against the Iraqi LGBT community that followed the U.S. invasion. The organization runs safe houses in Iraq, rescues persecuted individuals, raises awareness about issues, and advocates for sanctuary. Site contains news, links, calls for action, and photos and audio related to LGBT hate crimes in Iraq.

Captured 3 times between Jul 19, 2012 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations armed conflict and persecution--hate crimes advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--asylum

Title: Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas / Center for Human Rights Fray Bartolomé de las Casas

URL: http://frayba.org.mx/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English and Spanish. Website of Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas (Frayba) Center for Human Rights, a non-profit civil organization. Founded in 1989 through the initiative of Samuel Ruiz García, catholic bishop of the Diocese of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Frayba works in defense and promotion of human rights, especially for the indigenous villages and communities in the state of Chiapas, Mexico.

Captured 10 times between Jul 30, 2010 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations armed conflict and persecution--disappearances armed conflict and persecution--extrajudicial executions economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples

Title: Center for Economic and Policy Research Community Action

URL: http://ciepac.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Website of Centro de Investigaciones Económicas y Políticas de Acción Comunitaria/Center for Economic and Policy Research Community Action (CIEPAC), a non-governmental, civil organization founded in 1998 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico with the mandate to carry out research and analysis of the economic, political, social, and human rights conditions in Chiapas, in order to offer its findings to diverse social groups working for peace and searching for feasible and sustainable development alternatives in Chiapas, Mexico and abroad.

Captured 10 times between Jul 30, 2010 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--right to information

Title: Tlachinollan Human Rights Center

URL: http://www.tlachinollan.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English and Spanish. Website of the Tlachinollan Human Rights Center which is concerned with promoting and defending human rights for the peoples in Guerrero, Mexico. There is a strong agricultural focus.

Captured 16 times between Jul 30, 2010 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 2 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--agriculture

Title: Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma

URL: http://www.altsean.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. ALTSEAN-Burma (Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma) is a network of organizations and individuals based in ASEAN member states working to support the movement for human rights and democracy in Burma. The network is comprised of human rights & social justice NGOs, political parties, think tanks, academics, journalists and student activists. Site contains reports, publications, press releases, news updates, research guides by topics, photos, maps, and videos.

Captured 18 times between Jul 30, 2010 and Oct 19, 2012

Videos: 15 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists civil and political rights--children's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Otros Mundos Chiapas

URL: http://otrosmundoschiapas.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. The website of Other Worlds, a non governmental organization that seeks to present alternatives to current economic and environmental policies. There is a focus on sustainability and local action. Website contains articles,videos and pdfs.

Captured 10 times between Jul 30, 2010 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 8 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--sustainable development

Title: Women's World: Organization for Rights, Literature and Development

URL: http://wworld.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Women's World (WWORLD) is an organization founded to combat gender-based censorship, defend freedom of expression, support writers who have been silenced or attacked as a result of their work, and encourage the development of women's presses and journals. Since 2003, the organization has operated more as a loose network of organizations and activists rather than as a centralized body. Site contains news, information about WWORLD and partner organizations, original publications, and resources for female writers and presses.

Captured 8 times between Jan 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--censorship civil and political rights--discrimination, gender civil and political rights--freedom of the press civil and political rights--women’s rights civil and political rights--right to self-determination

Title: ADAPT: Free Our People!

URL: http://www.adapt.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom. The site contains reports, photographs, newsletters, and videos.

Captured 21 times between Apr 29, 2010 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 18 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing civil and political rights--discrimination, physically disabled economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--physical disability

Title: Intervención Bochinche: Instituto de Estudios en Salud, Sexualidad y Desarrollo Humano [IESSDEH ]

URL: http://seofrecencaricias.blogspot.com/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Blog documents the Institute of Health, Sexuality and Development Studies project, 'Ciudadaniasx' which launched 'Intervención Bochinche' campaign to challenge and confront the stigma and denounce the violence against women and transgender/transsexual sex workers in Lima, Peru. Site includes videos, campaign ephemera, and testimonies from sex workers.

Captured 11 times between Apr 29, 2010 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--sex workers civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations

Title: Radio Liberada

URL: http://radioeslodemenos.blogspot.com/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Contains news stories, press releases, photos, videos related to the Honduran resistance movement after the 2009 coup d'etat that removed democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, from power.

Captured 11 times between Apr 29, 2010 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing civil and political rights--coups and attempted coups

Title: La Franja Feminista / The Feminist Line

URL: http://franjacentroamerica.blogspot.com/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. This blog contains news articles, videos, and photos primarily related to the 2009 Honduran coup. Secondary subject areas are Central America and Latin America at large.

Captured 10 times between Apr 29, 2010 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--coups and attempted coups

Title: Red National de organismos Civiles de Derechos Humanos

URL: http://redtdt.org.mx/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Website serves as a collaborative meeting space for human rights organizations across Mexico.

Captured 11 times between Apr 29, 2010 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 18 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--internet advocacy

Title: Vigilance Soudan

URL: http://www.vigilsd.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In French and English. Maintained by a group of former residents of Sudan. Contains French and English publications of newsletter "Viglance Soudan" as well as news bulletins, links, maps, and chronology of events related to Sudan.

Captured 13 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jul 19, 2012

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--women's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--oil and gas laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--United Nations

Title: Change for Equality

URL: http://www.change4equality.info/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: 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. Deactivated; new URL for organization at http://we-change.org/.

Captured  on Apr 29, 2009

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--detention laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct

Title: Haiti Solidarity

URL: http://haitisolidarity.net/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Haiti Action Committee formed in 1991 by a group of California Bay Area activists in solidarity with the Haitian struggle for democracy. Contains PDF versions of Haiti Action Committee publications, background information on political history in Haiti, action alerts, opportunities for involvement, press coverage, and links to other resources.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--sustainable development civil and political rights--women's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--poverty laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners

Title: Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento / Consultants for Human Rights and Displacement

URL: http://www.codhes.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Formed in 1992, CODHES is a non-governmental organization that promotes human rights in Colombia, with a special emphasis in assisting those who have been violently displaced by the internal conflict and state violence. Contains bulletins, statistics, reports, list of publications, calendar of events, and links to other resources.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations armed conflict and persecution--disappearances civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights armed conflict and persecution--displacement

Title: Comité Cubano Pro Derechos Humanos / Cuban Committee for Human Rights

URL: http://sigloxxi.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish and English. Contains news and articles on human rights abuses, death penalty, and political prisoners.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners civil and political rights--discrimination, political laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--death penalty advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners

Title: Procuradaria de Derechos Humanos / Human Rights Ombudsman

URL: http://www.pdh.org.gt/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Contains background information on human rights, ombudsman's functions and areas of work (protection of senior citizens, prisoners, women, workers, handicapped, children and youth, publications, immigrants, indigenous populations, the environment) and news.

Captured 10 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 373 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--organized crime economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--drug trafficking

Title: Association of Non-Profit Organizations in Defense of Voters' Rights

URL: http://golos.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Russian and English. Content on ensuring fair, legal, and democratic voting processes in Russia.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 16 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--democratization

Title: Fond “V zashchitu prav zakliuchennykh” / Foundation "In defense of the rights of prisoners"

URL: http://zashita-zk.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Russian and some English. Covers human rights issues related to the incarcerated.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--corruption

Title: Human Rights Solidarity [Libya]

URL: http://lhrs.ch/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Arabic and some English. Contains news, articles, press releases, studies and reports, and links to other resources on human rights violations in Libya. Libya forbids opposition political parties & independent organizations & violators can be executed; therefore there may be no organizations based in Libya itself. Libya has forcibly "disappeared" 258 political prisoners, many for violating Law 71 that bans any group activity oppossed to the regime.

Captured 13 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jul 19, 2012

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--freedom of speech civil and political rights--freedom of assembly

Title: Human Rights First Society: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy in Saudi Arabia

URL: http://hrfssaudiarabia.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: 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.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--death penalty civil and political rights--freedom of religion civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage civil and political rights--freedom of speech advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists

Title: Centro Feminista de Estudos e Assessoria / Center for Feminist Studies and Consultancy

URL: http://www.cfemea.org.br/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: 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.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--reproductive health and pregnancy civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation armed conflict and persecution--domestic violence economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--domestic / household workers

Title: Reiniciar: corporación para la defensa y promoción de derechos humanos / Reinitiate: Corporation for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights

URL: http://reiniciar.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Contains news articles, audiovisual materials, PDFs of publications, and opportunities for action. Focuses on the genocide of members of the Unión Patriótica, leftist political party whose members were targeted and killed during the 1980s by military and paramilitary forces. Founded in 1993 by surviving members of UP and others who had worked on human rights in the Barrancabermeja area of Colombia, Reiniciar is a non-profit organization based in Bogota, Colombia that provides human rights advocacy training, documents human rights violations nation wide, and provides legal, humanitarian and psychological aid to survivors of human rights abuses.

Captured 13 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances civil and political rights--political parties and movements armed conflict and persecution--refugees advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--memorials and commemoration events civil and political rights--political identity

Title: Procuraduría General de la Nación: República de Colombia

URL: http://www.procuraduria.gov.co/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Official government website for the ombudsman of Colombia. Contains news, publications, photographs, audio and video materials, and an event calendar. The Procuraduría oversees state employees in their exercise of their public duties. Within the ongoing peace process between the state and paramilitry forces, the Procuraduría is charged with promoting participatory mechanisms for the victims. They are organizing a project that archives the non-judicial materials produced in the course of the prosecution of paramilitary crimes: testimonies, objects, photographs. Organization has limited funding and security concerns associated with what is a highly controversial peace process between the state and the paramilitaries. Links between paramilitary forces and state agents have been publicly denounced, and in certain cases proved in court.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 568 Videos Captured

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--public policy organizations

Title: Georgian Young Lawyers' Association

URL: http://gyla.ge/geo/news

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: 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.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 9 Videos Captured

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--freedom of speech advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--legal organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--human trafficking

Title: Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies

URL: http://eicds.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English and Arabic. Contains project information, press releases, PDFs of publications, and a database of its library related to democracy and civil rights in Egypt and the Middle East. The Center is a non-governmental organization and its main objectives are the advancement of applied social sciences with special emphasis on Egypt and the Arab World. It is committed to the promotion of responsible dialogue, democracy, peace and development for all peoples in the region. The Egyptian government closed the center in 2000. Its founder, Saad Eddine Ibrahim, and 27 other members of staff were tried and imprisoned on trumped-up charges in 2002. The center re-opened in 2003 but founder remains abroad for fear of imprisonment upon return to Egypt.

Captured 9 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Apr 30, 2011

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--discrimination, political civil and political rights--freedom of speech civil and political rights--freedom of assembly civil and political rights--democratization

Title: H.I.J.O.S. Guatemala: Hijos e Hijas por la Identidad y la Justicia contra el Olvido y el Silencio / H.I.J.O.S. Guatemala: Sons and Daughters for Identity and Justice Against Silence and Forgetting

URL: http://hijosguatemala.8m.com/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Contains art gallery related to the disappeared as well as a photo gallery of some of the disappeared. This organization is run as a collective and subsists solely on donations. It focuses on promoting human rights, justice and activities that denounce state violence in Guatemala. They are specially focused on activities with the youth. members of HIJOS are continuously subject to threats that they should cease their educational and legal activities denouncing state violence (especially the involvement of the military in Human Rights Violations). In June 2008, according to Protectionline - Observatorio para la Proteccion de los Defensores de DDHH, organization members received death threats. Threats come from unidentified persons who are believed to be linked with the military.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial armed conflict and persecution--genocide armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Frontiers Association [Lebanon]

URL: http://www.frontiersassociation.org/welcome_files/Page339.htm

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Frontiers (Ruwad) is a non-profit non-governmental organization based in Lebanon and founded in 2004. Frontiers aims at enhancing and consolidating the human rights culture embodied in the International Bill of Rights and in the Lebanese Constitution on both the individual and collective levels; safeguarding and defending fundamental rights and public freedom of individuals and groups without discrimination; and seeking to be a center for building capacities in order to achieve sustainable human development. Materials are primarily written legal reports and a quarterly newsletter. This is the old URL of Frontiers; the two new URLS (http://frontiersruwad.wordpress.com/ and http://www.frontiersruwad.org/ can be found in the same group).

Captured 4 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--detention laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--asylum

Title: Association pour la Protection des Droits Humains et des Personnes Detenues / Association for the Protection of Human Rights and Detained Persons

URL: http://www.aprodh.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In French, some English. Contains information on human rights abuses, such as sexual violence and torture, in Burundi. APRODH is a non-profuit organization based in Burundi that seeks to combat torture, sexual violence and the abuse of human rights of prisoners by soldiers and police in Burundi.

Captured 4 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--discrimination, gender armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse

Title: Buraku kaiho domei zenkoku renkokai / National Coalition of Buraku Liberation

URL: http://zenkokuren.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Japanese. Contains archive of news items dating back to 1992.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, socioeconomic

Title: Youth Human Rights Movement

URL: http://yhrm.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Russian and English. English portion of site contains program description and news articles. YHRM is comprised of members from 30 Russian states whose areas of focus include racial and ethnic intolerance, army service, voter rights, and youth rights. YHRM's registration revoked in 2007, but then registration committee later acknowledged this as unlawful and reinstated registration.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 13 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--death penalty civil and political rights--freedom of speech civil and political rights--freedom of assembly advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations

Title: Ligue Rwandaise pour la Promotion et la Defense des Droits de L'Homme / Rwandan League for the Promotion and Defense of the Rights of Man

URL: http://liprodhor.org.rw/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In French. LIPRODHOR was the only independent human rights organisation in Rwanda that maintained human rights monitors at the provincial and district levels. It closed in 2005, but has since reopened.

Captured 13 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse

Title: Institutos de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" / Central American University's José Simeón Cañas Institute of Human Rights

URL: http://uca.edu.sv/publica/idhuca/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Contains press releases, position statements, photographs, testimonies, PDF documents of publications, and articles dating back to 1996. The Institute documents all types of human rights violations in El Salvador, with a particular emphasis in documenting human rights violations as a result of state violence (during the civil war) and providing legal aid to victims. IDHUCA's members are in a precarious security situation because El Salvador's government is notorious for its efforts at detering any investigations or information on human rights violations. Members of IDHUCA have been harassed.

Captured 7 times between Jan 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 36 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--immigration policies and procedures armed conflict and persecution--militarization advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--memorials and commemoration events

Title: Coalition Against Genocide

URL: http://coalitionagainstgenocide.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Contains PDFs of publications, audiovisual materials, posters, press releases, action items, and news items related to the Gujarat genocide and subsequent protests against it. CAG is comprised of individuals and organizations from the United States and Canada who demand accountability and justice for the 2002 genocide in Guajarat, India.

Captured 4 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings armed conflict and persecution--crimes against humanity

Title: SAACID

URL: https://saacid.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Formed in 1990, SAACID (meaning 'to help' in Somali) is a non-governmental organization with offices in Somalia and Australia. Their aim is to increase life options for women, children, and the poor.

Captured 19 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--children's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--access to healthcare civil and political rights--good governance economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--right to water

Title: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia

URL: http://trcofliberia.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Includes photos, videos, mp3s, maps, reports, hearings, press releases, newsletters and news items related to Liberian civil war that occurred from 1979-2003. Users may also upload their own photos and testimonies for the website. The TRC also works with the Liberian diaspora in the U.S. and West Africa.

Captured 29 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights armed conflict and persecution--child soldiers armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse armed conflict and persecution--war crimes laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--transitional jusice advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--memorials and commemoration events

Title: Laogai Research Foundation

URL: http://www.christusrex.org/www1/sdc/laogai.html

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English and some Chinese. Non-profit organization that compiles information on Laogai China's forced labor camps. Contains newsletters from 1995-1996.

Captured 4 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--forced labor

Title: Communauté des Autochtones Rwandais / Community of Autonomous Rwandans

URL: http://www.caurwa.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English, some French and Kinyarwanda. Non-profit organization that works with and defends the rights of the Batwa indigenous group in Rwanda. Includes background information on the Batwa, documents and reports, photographs and links to other resources. In 2007, Communauté des Autochtones Rwandais (CAURWA) changed its name to Communauté des Potiers Rwandais (COPORWA) because it became politically incorrect and illegal to work with communities drawn around ethnic lines due to the Rwandan Genocide. The organization's latest efforts can be seen at www.coporwa.org

Captured 4 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community development organizations civil and political rights--discrimination, gender economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--poverty economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--AIDS/HIV economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--education civil and political rights--discrimination, socioeconomic

Title: Comisión de Derechos Humanos de El Salvador / Human Rights Commission of El Salvador

URL: http://cdhes.org.sv/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Non-governmental organization that conducts human rights advocacy and education. Focuses on issues of health, poverty, education, justice and migration. Contains documents, news items, and information on how to report human rights violations.

Captured 12 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--accountability advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--archives, libraries, and museums economic, social, and cultural rights

Title: Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala / Foundation for Forensic Anthropology - Guatemala

URL: http://fafg.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Non-profit organization that documents and investigates human rights violations. Carries out forensic investigations to aid the justice system and the families of those disappeared in denouncing and establishing the facts related to human rights violations during Guatemala's violent internal conflict. From 1992-2008, FAFG conducted 946 forensic anthropological investigations related to massacres, arbitrary executions, paramilitary activities, general crime, disasters, forced disappearances, and femicide. FAFG maintains a database with maps, photos, figures and some information on the investigations they have conducted as well as PDFs with their forensic manuals and reviews of their publications reporting on their investigations. Fredy Peccerelli, Omar Girón, José Suassnavar y Leonel Paiz, members of FAFG, received email death threats in May 2008. FAFG has been active since 1997, and its members' security has been compromised since 2002. In their website they document some of these threats. In February 2008, Giron and Peccerelli received death threats to themselves and their families via cellphone.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--forensic anthropology armed conflict and persecution--disappearances armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists armed conflict and persecution--mass killings armed conflict and persecution--mass graves economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--natural disasters

Title: ASFADDES: Asociación de Familiares Detenidos-Desaparecidos en Colombia / Colombian Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared

URL: http://asfaddes.info/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Organization which aids and represents the families of people who are detained or missing in Colombia. The directors and members of ASFADDES have been subject to illegal surveillance and death threats from paramilitary groups. They have filed a petition to the Inter American Human Rights Court to require the Colombian state to provide them with minimum safety guarantees. Site contains news articles, background information on organization and its activities, photographs, and educational information on forced disappearances.

Captured 4 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing armed conflict and persecution--death threats

Title: Comite Helsinki pentru Drepturile Omului / Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in the Republic of Moldova

URL: http://humanrights.md/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English, Moldovan, and Russian. Contains information on all aspects of human rights in Moldova. 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. Contains reports, news, and information on organization's programs.

Captured 13 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Miraya 101 FM

URL: http://www.radiomiraya.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English and Arabic. Radio station in Juba, southern Sudan, sponsored by Fondation Horondelle, UN Mission in Sudan and a number of government agencies in Europe and Canada. News archives back to January 2007, in PDF and html. Human rights and development news, Darfur news. The streaming audio is only archived for one week. Although an agreement was signed permitting UNMIS to operate a radio station, the Khartoum government has continually resisted the mission's efforts to access the country's airwaves.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities armed conflict and persecution--weapons--landmines and unexploded ordnance economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--street children economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Ligue des Droits de la Personne dans la Région des Grands Lacs / League for the Defense of Human Rights of the Great Lakes

URL: http://ldgl.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: 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.

Captured 13 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--discrimination, gender civil and political rights--good governance economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: International Committee of Solidarity for Political Prisoners in Tunisia

URL: http://membres.lycos.fr/polprisoners/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English, Arabic, French and German. ICSPPT calls upon the Tunisian authorities to put an end to the sufferings of more than 1000 Political Prisoners who are all detained within extremely inhumane conditions because of their political and intellectual beliefs. Contains gallery with photos and bios of deceased, imprisoned, bulletins, reports, articles, an online forum, and signatures of individual and organization supporters.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--discrimination, political civil and political rights--discrimination, religious laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists

Title: Women Living Under Muslim Laws

URL: http://www.wluml.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English, French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese (traditional and simplified). Contains news organized by region and subject, downloadable publications, action alerts, and presentations. International solidarity network that extends to 70 countries ranging from South Africa to Uzbekistan, Senegal to Indonesia and Brazil to France. Offices in the United Kingdom, Senegal and Pakistan.

Captured 23 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 44 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender armed conflict and persecution--domestic violence armed conflict and persecution--honor crimes

Title: Almaty Helsinki Committee

URL: http://www.humanrights.kz/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Russian and English. Human rights organization in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstani government is has history of harrassing and suppressing human right NGOs. Contains news articles, press releases, and reports.

Captured 9 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--freedom of religion civil and political rights--democratization

Title: Tibet Online

URL: http://tibet.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Creates internet resources for Tibet support groups. Provides videos, list of non-English websites on Tibet, list of Tibet support groups internationally, information on Tibet and campaigns supporting Tibet, news items, and legal and historical materials.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 28 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--freedom of religion civil and political rights--freedom of assembly economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--eyewitness documentation economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, national

Title: Kosovo: the land of the living past

URL: http://kosovo.net/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Contains information on Orthodox Christians, a minority Christian group, in Muslim Kosovo.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 16 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--freedom of religion laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings armed conflict and persecution--war crimes armed conflict and persecution--terrorism economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: NGO Coordination Committee in Iraq

URL: http://ncciraq.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English, French and Arabic. Contains information divided by subject. Network of 80 international NGOs and 200 Iraqi NGOs. Unable to list Iraqi NGOs for security reasons.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, gender advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--aid and relief organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, religious economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

URL: http://www.tchrd.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Formed in 1996, organization first Tibetan non-governmental human rights organization to be established in exile in India. It aims to promote and protect human rights of the Tibetan people in Tibet. Contains reports, news articles, and newsletter.

Captured 16 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 6 Videos Captured

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--death penalty civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--education laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--hunger strikes

Title: Helsinki Association: human rights are above state and national interests

URL: http://hahr.am/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: 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.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 14 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--freedom of religion civil and political rights--freedom of assembly civil and political rights--freedom of the press laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights civil and political rights--democratization

Title: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights / Comission Africaine des L'Homme et des Peuples

URL: http://www.achpr.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: 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)

Captured 18 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--public policy organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--labor rights economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna)

URL: http://uthr.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Formed in 1988 with the aim to challenge the human rights violations experienced by the Tamil community and hold perpetrators accountable as well as create and humanize a social and political space for the community. Activities came to a standstill when a key founding member was assassinated in 1989. Contains briefings, statements, reports, and publications.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists armed conflict and persecution--militarization laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, national

Title: Ethiopian Human Rights Council

URL: http://ehrco.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Formed in 1991, EHRCO is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works towards building a democratic system, promotes rule of law and due process, and encourages and conducts human rights monitoring. Site contains documents for download, photos, and information on the organization.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--detention civil and political rights--freedom of speech laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform civil and political rights--democratization

Title: Public Movement "Multinational Georgia"

URL: http://www.pmmg.org.ge/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English, Russian, Georgian. Formed in 1999, PMMG is an umbrella organization which provides resource support and cooperates with the representatives of the more then 18 diaspora and 56 grass-root NGOs working in the field protection of rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic groups residing in Georgia. Contains reports for downloads, information on regional branches and activities, and a forum.

Captured 9 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--freedom of religion armed conflict and persecution--conflict resolution economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Taiwan Association for Human Rights

URL: http://tahr.org.tw/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Chinese and English. Formed in 1994, TAHR focuses on all areas related to human rights and is the longest-running human rights organization in Taiwan. Contains news on latest campaigns and projects.

Captured 18 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--adequate housing

Title: Kenya National Commission on Human Rights: Enhancing the Realisation of Your Rights

URL: http://www.knchr.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: 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.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform

Title: Nepal Dalit Info: An Information Network for Nepal Dalit Information Resources

URL: http://nepaldalitinfo.net/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. In 2003, Dr. DP Rasali, Mr. Hira Vishwakarma and Dr. MB Bishwakarma formed information network to connect Dalits, a traditionally discriminated group, from Nepal.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community development organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--education civil and political rights--right to information economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Réseau National des Droits Humains / National Human Rights Defense Network / Rezo Nasyonal pou Defann Dwa Mounn

URL: http://rnddh.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In French, English, Creole. Non-profit, non-governmental organization that formed in 1982 under the name National Coalition for Refugees. Focuses on stopping U.S. deportation of Haitian refugees, refugees and displaced persons in Haitian provinces, human rights violations during the dictatorship, and democracy. Contains news articles and PDF versions of newsletters.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform armed conflict and persecution--displacement civil and political rights--right to information

Title: Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

URL: http://kabissa.org

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. IHRHL, established in August 1988, is a non-political, non-profit, independently funded community-based structural human rights education, research, public interest advocacy and documentation; national organization with its national, state and rural offices in the oil rich Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Its primary objective is to effectively create a culture of rights and responsibilities through its bottom-up programs in Nigeria. Site contains reports for download, news, press releases, and photographs.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing civil and political rights--good governance

Title: Uyghur Human Rights Project

URL: http://uhrp.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. UHRP is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people, and to raise awareness of human rights abuses that occur in East Turkestan, referred to by the Chinese authorities since 1955 as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Reports from East Turkestan document a pattern of abuse including political imprisonment, torture, and disappearances. With only a few extremely rare exceptions, Uyghurs continue to be the only population in China consistently subjected to executions for political and religious offenses. Mosques are summarily closed and the Uyghur language is banned from use in schools. Uyghurs are subjected to compulsory unpaid labor on infrastructures, such as oil or gas lines to transfer East Turkestan’s resources to mainland China. Site contains news articles, reports, press releases, and photographs.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 173 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--due process

Title: The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project

URL: http://equality.org.za/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. LGEP is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that works towards achieving full legal and social equality for lesbian and gay people in South Africa. Site contains documents for download on various activities.

Captured 13 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: Institute of Human Rights

URL: http://hrights.ru/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Russian. Contains information on all types of human rights violations in Russia and surrounding areas. Organization run by one person.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings

Title: Radio Okapi

URL: http://radiookapi.net/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In French. Radio Okapi's local language radio programs disseminate information about humanitarian assistance, the peace process, and demobilization and reintegration. A Radio Okapi journalist was murdered in June 2007.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage armed conflict and persecution--demobilization armed conflict and persecution--peacebuilding

Title: Movimento Nacional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado / Movement of Victims of State Crimes

URL: http://movimientodevictimas.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. Umbrella organization for ONGs and people who have been victims of or fight against state terrorism in Colombia. Denounces, promotes education, advocacy. MOVICE director, Ivan Cepeda Castro, has had to live in exhile twice due to death threats associated with his work denouncing state terrorism in Colombia. Criminal charges for libel and diffamation have also been made against him for his work exposing the links between governemnt officials and paramilitary forces. Site contains videos, photos, documents, and newsletters.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 15 Videos Captured

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity civil and political rights--freedom of assembly advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing

Title: Instituto de Investigación, Documentación y Derechos Humanos de la República Dominicana / Insititute of Research, Documentation and Human Rights of the Dominican Republic

URL: http://idh-rd.org.do/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. IDH-RD is a non-governmental organization that conducts human rights advocacy, education, and documentation. Lists areas of investigation, publications, activities, and contact information for reporting human rights violations.

Captured 10 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 31, 2012

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--sustainable development civil and political rights--democratization civil and political rights--migrant rights

Title: Isis Internacional

URL: http://isis.cl/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish. In 1974, Isis was founded in Chile with the aim to document women's struggles worldwide. Programs focus on violence against women, health, documentation and information resources on the topic of women and gender. Contains documents, newsletters, catalog of publications.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--reproductive health and pregnancy civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender armed conflict and persecution--domestic violence

Title: Directorio Democrático Cubano / Cuban Democratic Directorate

URL: http://directorio.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish and English. Directorio works for democracy in Cuba by way of a civic, nonviolent struggle. Site contains news articles, PDF versions of publications, and lists of Cuban political prisoners.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--economic policy civil and political rights--right to information civil and political rights--democratization advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--nonviolence

Title: Sudan Human Rights Organization

URL: http://shro-cairo.org

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. SHRO-Cairo disseminates human rights and democracy information that aims to insure the recognition, realization, and enjoyment of human rights norms and principles as enshrined in regional and international human rights instruments and covenants as an integral part of the Constitution, State, and Civil Society of Sudan. Site contains press releases, news articles, newsletters, reports, and action alerts.

Captured 4 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists armed conflict and persecution--mass killings civil and political rights--gender discrimination

Title: Burma Issues: Information for Action, Campaign for Peace, Grassroots Education and Organizing

URL: http://burmaissues.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English, Thai, and Karen. Burma Issues is a project of the Peace Way Foundation, founded in 1990 and acts as a private, a non-profit organisation devoted to a peaceful resolution to Burma's struggle for human rights and democratic rule. Contains videos, reports (PDF), photographs, newsletters (PDF), documentation centre database, and information about the project.

Captured 12 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists civil and political rights--democratization advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--eyewitness documentation

Title: Las Libres: Centro Las Libres de Información en Salud Sexual, Región Centro / Center Las Libres for Information on Sexual Health, Central Region

URL: http://www.laslibres.org

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: 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.

Captured 2 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jul 29, 2009

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--access to healthcare advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--abortion

Title: Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra / Landless Rural Workers' Movement

URL: http://mst.org.br/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Portuguese. MST's main areas of focus are agrarian reform and community development. The MST has been peacefully occupying unused land since 1985 and distributing it among landless peasants for them to work it, develop education projects etc. MST members have been criminalized, prosecuted and investigated illegally by the Judiciary and military police of the Rio Grande do Sul State. The Prosecutor has declared the movement illegal and their members have been incarcerated and investigated. Site contains mp3s of MST music, posters from events, political graphics, videos, interviews, forum, and news.

Captured 13 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 928 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--freedom of assembly economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--economic policy laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--agriculture laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights

Title: Association Marocaine des Droits Humains / Moroccan Association for Human Rights

URL: http://www.amdh.org.ma/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In French and some English. Support human rights and survivors of human rights violations. Seven members convicted and imprisoned for "attacking sacred values." Contains news articles and information on human rights issues.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture armed conflict and persecution--corporal punishment civil and political rights--freedom of assembly civil and political rights--freedom of the press advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--access to healthcare

Title: Human Rights in China

URL: http://hrichina.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English, Mandarin or Cantonese. HRIC is an NGO founded by Chinese students and scholars in 1989 to increase support for victims of human rights abuses and accountability for perpetrators. Materials include a variety of analytical reports, news media, and bibliographies pointing to additional information.

Captured 9 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Title: Inshuti

URL: http://www.inshuti.org

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In French, Spanish, and English. Contains news, photos, maps, and information on human rights abuses in Rwanda, particularly related to the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.

Captured 5 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 30, 2011

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide

Title: South Asia Forum for Human Rights

URL: http://safhr.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Human rights coalition with 35 partner organizations and offices in Nepal, Pakistan, and India. Formed in 1990, SAFHR promotes respect for universal values of human rights, the interdependence of rights and the indivisibility of rights. Some of its core concerns of the human rights and peace agenda are displacement of indigenous peoples and minorities, refugees and migrants, impunity, inter-state and intra-state conflicts and peace accords, militarization and the strengthening of peace constituencies in civil society. It works with two particular constituencies - women and the media- to strengthen their peace and human rights building capacities.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--freedom of speech armed conflict and persecution--peacebuilding

Title: BAOBAB for Women's Human's Rights

URL: http://baobabwomen.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. BAOBAB For Women's Human Rights is a non-profit, non-governmental women's human rights organization, which focuses on women's legal rights issues under the three (3) systems of law - customary, statutory and religious laws in Nigeria. The organization evolved from an ad hoc group of activists, social scientists, lawyers, and specialists in Muslim laws and Arabic who were responsible for executing the Women and Laws Nigeria project, under the auspices of the International Solidarity Network of Women Living Under Muslim Laws from 1993 to 1996. BAOBAB operates from a national office in Lagos and with outreach teams in 14 states across Nigeria. These are: Adamawa, Borno, Edo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara. Site contains downloads of publications and news and events archives.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 3 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse

Title: Bahrain Center for Human Rights

URL: http://www.bahrainrights.org/en

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Formed in 2002, the BCHR promotes freedoms and basic rights (civil, political and economic), combating racial discrimination, the dissemination of human rights culture, and contributing in providing support and protection for victims and the vulnerable in Bahrain. Its activities include advocacy, training, workshops, seminars, media campaigns, reporting to UN mechanisms and international NGOs and participating in international conferences and workshops. The government attempted to close the organization in 2004, but BCHR remains open after receiving both internal and external support. BCHR president Abd al-Hadi Khawaja arrested in early 2007; VP Nabeel Rajab summoned for questioning regarding violating a gag order on a report of rigged elections in November 2006. Site contains photographs, videos, and news archive.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--freedom of religion civil and political rights--freedom of speech civil and political rights--freedom of the press advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists civil and political rights--democratization

Title: Congo Panorama

URL: http://www.congopanorama.info

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English and French. Contains news articles, speeches and photographs of daily life and genocide in the Congo.

Captured 4 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--mass killings

Title: La Strada Moldova

URL: http://lastrada.md/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: 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.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--human trafficking armed conflict and persecution--domestic violence

Title: Institute for Reporters Freedom and Safety [Azerbaijan]

URL: http://www.irfs.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Azerbaijani and English. Formed as a non-governmental organization in 2006, the IRFS has been monitoring all violence against journalists and violations of journalists’ rights in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan has the 5th highest number of wrongfully imprisoned journalists in the world, behind China, Eritrea, Iran and Cuba. Staff members subject to random beatings, surveillance, and arbitrary detention with impunity. Contains photographs, videos, list of journalists, freedom of information requests, news, and reports for download. Users can also upload their own content.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--freedom of speech civil and political rights--freedom of the press civil and political rights--right to information

Title: Australia's Campaign for Burma

URL: http://freeburma.org.au

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Site based in Australia that publicizes Burma solidarity events in Australia. Users may submit events, photographs and videos. Contains a 'protest kit' which allows users to download images for posters, t-shirts, and flyers.

Captured 4 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Free Burma Rangers

URL: http://www.freeburmarangers.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English and Thai. Formed in 1997, the FBR aims to bring help, hope and love to people of all faiths and ethnicities in the war zones of Burma, to shine a light on the actions of the dictators' army, to stand with the oppressed, and to support leaders and organizations committed to liberty, justice and service. They conduct relief, advocacy, leadership development and unity missions among the people of Burma. FBR coordinates their activities with all relevant organizations and conducts missions in areas where their presence is requested. They operate with the pro-democracy authorities in their operational areas. The teams trained and resourced, belong to the relevant pro-democracy organizations and areas in which the teams serve. Site contains informational materials for download, a memorial site for deceased FBR members, team leader reports and other documents for download, maps, and photographs.

Captured 24 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons armed conflict and persecution--refugees armed conflict and persecution--displacement advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--aid and relief organizations civil and political rights--democratization armed conflict and persecution--militarization advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--eyewitness documentation economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Survival International: The Movement for Tribal Peoples

URL: http://www.survivalinternational.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In Spanish, French, English, Italian and Dutch. Offices in Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and the Netherlands. Formed in 1969, Survival is an international organization supporting tribal peoples worldwide. Site contains news (sorted by tribe and country), videos, blogs, media kits, photographs, downloads of publications, and online store.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 164 Videos Captured

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--pollution and contamination economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--extractive technologies

Title: Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report

URL: http://trcsierraleone.org

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. Funded by the Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA). Site contains complete report for download of the Sierra Leone Truth \& Reconciliation Commission's investigation of abuses during the Sierra Leone civil war. There are also versions of the report for high school students and children. Government has ignored or rejected recommendations; there is also a lack of government funding.

Captured 2 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jul 29, 2009

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--truth commissions civil and political rights--good governance armed conflict and persecution--peacebuilding

Title: United Nations Organization Mission in DR Congo

URL: http://monuc.unmissions.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English and French. Determined in 2000 according to a UN security council resolution, the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo's mandate includes facilitation of humanitarian assistance and human rights monitoring, with particular attention to vulnerable groups including women, children and demobilized child soldiers. Site contains photographs, newsletters, maps, and press releases for download, audio and video clips, and press coverage.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 2 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation armed conflict and persecution--child soldiers armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse armed conflict and persecution--United Nations Peacekeeping civil and political rights--children's rights armed conflict and persecution--weapons--landmines and unexploded ordnance

Title: Karen Human Rights Group

URL: http://khrg.org/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: In English. KHRG documents the human rights situation in rural Burma by working directly with rural villagers who are suffering abuses such as forced labour, systematic destruction of villages and crops, forced relocation, extortion, looting, arbitrary detention, torture, sexual assault and summary executions. The vast majority of these abuses are committed by soldiers and officials of the State Peace \& Development Council (SPDC), Burma's ruling military junta. KHRG trains and equips local people to document villagers' stories and gather evidence of human rights abuses; disseminate this information worldwide; and work directly with local villagers in enhancing their strategies to resist human rights abuses. Site contains news, reports, and photographs.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 114 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons armed conflict and persecution--displacement armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--right to adequate food armed conflict and persecution--militarization economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--forced labor

Title: Human Rights Documentation Center

URL: http://hrdc.net/

Collection: Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Description: 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.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--good governance

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