Human rights

Nuclear weapon explosion. Photo: Wikimedia

Less nuclear weapons in 2017, but increasingly modern

SIPRI yearbook points out nine countries as the major nuclear weapon bearers.

Xavier Costa on the right side. Photo: Vols

Xavier Costa: “The existence of so many NGOs means that there are too many things that are not working”

The NGO Vols is a volunteering association for cooperation and solidarity with children and youth in developing countries. Their working scope is mainly education.

Displaced looking for hope. Photo: CEAR

A CEAR report sizes the number of people displaced around the world in 70 million

The fifteenth annual report "Refugees in Spain and Europe" calls for a Government Pact for the right to asylum.

Image of the world. Image: Youtube

The Venus Project: how to make a sustainable global civilisation?

This organisation proposes a social change where poverty, debt, hunger, wan and environmental degradation are completely unacceptable.

Worker suffering slavery conditions. Photo: 50 for Freedom

50 for freedom, the campaign against modern slavery

The International Labour Organisation launches an initiative to raise awareness.

Vueling flight taking off. Photo: Andrés Perillo, Flickr

11 passengers ejected from a Vueling flight after a protest over on-board deported

NGOs support those that were thrown off the plane. More than 1.500 non-profit organisations, groups and individuals have joined the campaign #YouLoveFlying. 

Refugees using different tech devices. Photo: Techfugees

Techfugees, empowering the displaced with technology

Smartphones and technology have changed how people respond to large humanitarian crisis. The aim of the project is giving response to the needs of refugees.

South Sudan civilian working. Photo: Flickr

Amnesty International condemns killings and mass deplacements in South Sudan

The international organisation has blamed the government of the country for the looting perpetrated against the civilian population in the Upper Nile region in the first half of 2017.

Pascale Coissard, the spokesperson of the Catalan Refugee Aid Commission - Photo: CCAR

Pascale Coissard: “Only 7.5% of those who were meant to be relocated and resettled have arrived in Spain”

The spokesperson of the Catalan Refugee Aid Commission, Pascale Coissard, tells us about the situation experienced by many refugees and the task carried out by her organisation to defend their rights.

Women standing for the campaign. Photo: Twitter

Iranian women campaign against the obligatory wearing of headscarves

#WhiteWesdnesdays is a social media initiative launched by the activist Masih Alinejad aiming to empower women and giving them a voice. 

Refugees sinking in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Vimeo

#WithRefugees campaign stands for families that flee their homes

The petition was launched in 2016 and for the World Refugee Day 2017 it has already reached more than 1.5 million pledges. 

"Rolling Blackouts" comic. Photo: Drawn and Quarterly

A comic chronicle about the life of refugees in the Middle East

Sarah Glidden tells her experience from post-war Iraq until civil revolution in Syria through vignettes.

Members of Amnesty International

281 human rights defenders killed in 2016

Amnesty International releases a report within the framework of its new campaign “Brave” calling for the elimination of repressive laws and to ensure the safety of people fighting injustice.

Frame from the Mental Health Europe video. Image: MHE

Mental Health Europe launches animated video to raise awareness on persons with disabilities

MHE present a new video on Article 27 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the right to work.

Girl using a tablet

Is the digital gap growing or shrinking?

Over 50% of the world population uses the Internet. 2016 is the year this incredible hallmark was reached. But what happens with the other half? 

Refugees about to sink. Photo: Wikimedia

“Come Now!” campaign will pressure institutions to ensure the reception of refugees

The purpose of the campaign is to make sure Spain welcomes at least the 17,337 refugees to which it committed itself.

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