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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ELAW director: ‘Trump has just stuck his thumb in that momentum and that’s a tragedy’

EUGENE, Ore. – Local reaction is pouring in about President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. In Eugene, the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide is warning of the dangers of leaving the deal. ELAW director Bern Johnson says Thursday was a shocking and tragic day. He says damaging...

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