Human rights

Romest network against Eastern Romanis' invisibilization.

Francina Planas: "Censing minority communities is a synonym for discrimination"

‘Vincle’ is the Catalan word for ‘bounding’, and it is also the name of a local association that work with issues related to housing, community life and immigration issues. 

20th June, no new proposals and old demands to be rescued: ensuring the right to migrate

Although the issue of refugees is more present today than in 2015, it still goes unnoticed, and only hits the headlines when many people die, or to stir up a controversy.

Nigerian girls and women abducted by Boko Haram

AI blames the Nigerian Army for human rights violations against civilians fleeing Boko Haram

Amnesty International denounces that the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok on 2014 have been sexually abused by their ‘ rescuers’, mainly soldiers from the Nigerian Army. Last March, 110 more schoolgirls were abducted .

Volunteering & Solidarity in the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

Europe is a community, a community of people, with a shared and inter-connected cultural heritage, that has volunteers and volunteering at its heart.

Fleeing to avoid a life in hiding.   Source: CCAR.

'Do not hide', a webpage on asylum rights for LGBTI people

The aim is to denounce the serious violation occurring in many countries of the basic rights of LGBTI people, who can seek asylum in Spain.

Doctors Without Borders staff distribute take-home kits for Ebola survivors. Photo: Morgana Wingard, Flickr

Doctors Without Borders launches a travelling site for humanitarian aid

The website's aim is to raise awareness among citizens and collect donations to send them to disadvantaged countries where they help to develop their projects.

A mother and her son looking for a better future. Photo: CAFOD Photo Library, Flickr

Amnesty International says Europe is complicit in abuse of refugees in Libya

The international human rights organisation denounces European governments as supportive of exploitation and smuggling of refugees in Libya.

International NGOs took advantage of Giving Tuesday. Photo: Wikimedia

International NGOs raise money for Giving Tuesday

On 28th November, international cooperation and development NGOs celebrated Giving Tuesday and seeked support from citizens through the donation platform.

Today, emerging human rights

We must be aware that the recognition of the rights inherent to the human being is a process under constant evolution and that is constantly updated.

Volunteers building houses. Photo: Hoby NYE, Flickr

Would you like to do a volunteering project as a way to start 2018?

International Volunteer Day is held each year on 5 December as a unique chance for organizations to celebrate and recognize volunteer’s efforts. 

Members of the Refugees Welcome platform. Photo: Refugees Welcome International (Facebook)

European platform 'Refugees Welcome' lands in Catalonia to build a welcoming culture

On Sunday 12th November, 27 representatives from 14 countries gathered to address the challenges faced by countries in the refugees networks.

How can we fight against homelessness?

We are breaching a long list of rights to people who are sleeping on the streets. 

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.

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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