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Children, in the same way than adults and old people, have some rights that laws and public bodies need to guarantee. Photo: Pexels

Which non-profit organizations are working in the children’s rights protection?

The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was approved in 1989 and confirmed by 195 countries, recognises and safeguards children’s rights all over the world. 

Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, independent expert from the UN. Photo: Wikipedia

UN expert on human rights asks Spanish Government to lift Catalan autonomy’s suspension

Alfred de Zayas has called on Spanish authorities to negotiate with Catalan leaders. He has criticised in his own words the retrogression in human rights protection after the measures taken. 

Baby in the promotional video. Image: He For She

UN Women launches a video denouncing gender stereotypes

The HeForShe campaign wants to end gender inequalities and invites everyone to have their voice heard through a variety of actions. 

Spanish security corps hitting peaceful demonstrators. Photo: Twitter

How the non-profit world has reacted to the events of the referendum in Catalonia?

Human rights and peace organisations condemn the violence and repression committed by the Spanish security corps during the referendum.

One of the pictures of the book.  Source: Els Altres Cent.

The Other Hundred, absent from the media

A book explains the stories of a hundred people who deserve recognition.

Laia Bernués, territorial delegate of AFEV Barcelona. Photo: AFEV Barcelona

Laia Bernués: “The benefit of social mentoring is bidirectional”

The enTàndem project creates links between university volunteering and children at risk of social exclusion with the aim of encouraging children’s autonomy and self-esteem. 

Social inclusion.

The project Accelerating Change for Social Inclusion arrives in Barcelona

This is a joint initiative from the cities of Barcelona, Athens, Stockholm, Lisbon and Rotterdam looking into three shared social challenges to find effective solutions to be implemented at a local level.

Rohingya people in Bangladesh. Photo: European Comission DG, Flickr

Caritas responds to the exodus of Rohingya refugees by sending 100,000 euros

The NGO supports Caritas Bangladesh's emergency plan with an injection that will help 70,000 displaced people.

Spanish national police. Photo: Youtube

Human Rights Watch states that Spanish police used excessive force on October 1 in Catalonia

The international NGO held an independent investigation to document specific incidents after the poll, where 900 people were injured.

Ican campaign members celebrating the award. Photo: Youtube

The campaign to abolish nuclear weapons receives the Nobel Peace Prize

Fundipau and the Delàs Centre of Studies for Peace are the two Catalan NGOs out of the 468 international institutions taking part of the international campaign.

Pathways to Rights: Empowering Young Europeans.

Pathways to Rights: Empowering Young Europeans

This is the title of the Volonteurope’s 26th Annual Conference which will take place in Brussels on 30-31 October. 

Farmer. Photo: Pixabay

Survival International's report warns of abuses against indigenous communities in the Congo

The document points out more than 200 cases of human rights violations since 1989. It also criticises the role of large conservation NGOs on-site.

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