Global Witness Report

Nonhle Mbuthuma leads the Amadiba Crisis Committee, which opposes the excavation of dunes and plains along South Africa’s Wild Coast by mining developments. Communities’ fears of forced evictions and damage to the region’s ecology is exacerbated by increased violence, threats and the suspicious murder of the group’s former leader Sikhosiphi...

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Our Voices, Our Environment

At Global Greengrants Fund, Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds and Wallace Global Fund, we are celebrating the release of a landmark report, undertaken in partnership with the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action.  Our Voices, Our Environment is a resounding call to action for women and the environment,...

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Five years of mapping human rights funding: our key findings

Mapping a problem: that’s how HRFN’s Executive Director phrased it when we and Foundation Center launched our Advancing Human Rights initiative. Recognizing a knowledge gap in the sector, we set out the answer the question: “who is funding human rights, and where?” For the past seven years, the Advancing Human Rights research...

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Are Rising Attacks On Human Rights Defenders The ‘New Normal’?

Daphne Caruana Galizia published scathing reports alleging official corruption. SUVA, Fiji, Dec 4 2017 (IPS) – At CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance working to strengthen citizen participation, we receive bad news of attacks on compatriots every day. In the past few years, with nauseating regularity, we’ve heard from colleagues...

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2017 FOCUS REPORT | PUBLIC POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: GLOBAL TRENDS AND IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES

Protection International (PI) is glad to present its 2017 edition of its Focus Report, monitoring worldwide developments in the field of national protection mechanisms and public policies for the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs). Since the publication of our seminal handbook Protection of human rights defenders: Best practices and...

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Passport Podcast: What is Duty of Care?

How can journalists, news organizations and responsible readers invest in safety and security for journalists? Tune in to this exclusive Preview of the Global Press Passport Podcast, Episode 7. How can journalists, news organizations and responsible readers invest in safety and security for journalists? Tune in to the seventh episode...

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The Young Feminists for Climate Justice Storytelling Project

Interested in becoming a story collector? september 24, 2017 by youngfeministclimatestorytelling GUIDELINES FOR STORY COLLECTORS: Story collectors will be young feminists in climate and environmental justice movements, based in the following regions: South America (1); Central America and the Caribbean (1); North America (1); Eastern Europe (1), Russia and Central Asia...

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