Human rights

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.

Rohingnya protesters. Photo: Andrew Mercer, Flickr

Amnesty International condemns restrictions on international aid in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities’ restrictions in Rakhine state are putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in the Rohingya region. 

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.

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