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Human rights trends from East and Horn of Africa

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Building a Community for Change and Freedoms

The founders of the Human Rights House Network believed change is possible. They believed much could be achieved by collaborating locally and internationally. Today, the Network is a community of more than 100 independent organizations operating in 16 Human Rights Houses located in 13 countries. 07 Sep 2015 »

Image: Prominent lawyers call for the release of Intigam Aliyev
HRH Baku

Prominent lawyers call for the release of Intigam Aliyev

95 lawyers from 24 countries call for the immediate and unconditional release of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. He has been in jail in Azerbaijan since 8 August 2014. 14 Jul 2015 »

Image: Calling for rights in Azerbaijan, as European Games begin
HRH Baku

Calling for rights in Azerbaijan, as European Games begin

Calls for the release of jailed Azerbaijani human rights defenders echoed through Europe on the opening day of the European Olympic Games. 12 Jun 2015 »

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Protect, empower and support women human rights defenders

Women human rights defenders challenge gender inequality and stereotypes, advance sexual and reproductive rights, and promote women’s empowerment and participation in society. They often challenge religious and cultural norms and patriarchal attitudes that subordinate, stigmatize or restrict women. 08 Mar 2015 »

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New High Commissioner for human rights: we see 4 challenges ahead

We expect you Mr High Commissioner to always be principled and vocal, avoid double-standards, and hold powerful States as accountable for human rights violations as those you might identify as friendly ones. We see a worrisome trend in the Office of the High Commissioner to neglect human rights violations in Europe. We strongly welcome though the work done by your Office since April in Ukraine. 08 Sep 2014 »

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