Human rights

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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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