Online Resources - Human Rights

March 4, 2016
This project aims to disseminate human rights information that is accurate, accessible, and relevant to the safety and well-being of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their supportive allies...
Keywords: Human Rights, LGBT, LGBTQ, trans rights, British Columbia, General resources
October 17, 2011
From PeacockPoverty: PeacockPoverty is a collection of individuals with an experience of poverty who join together to share knowledge, strength, talent and wisdom with each other and our friends....
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Human Rights, Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, Unemployment, Welfare, General resources, Multimedia, All of Canada, International
June 1, 2011
City Life/Vida Urbana is a community organization in Boston that has organized against evictions and for community controlled housing. They have long struggled for community control of local...
Keywords: Boston, Children and Youth, Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Organizing, Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Women, Organizations, United States
June 1, 2011
The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is committed to uniting the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty. We work to accomplish this through...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, United States
May 30, 2011
The Poverty and Human Rights Centre is an online library with a searchable database of relevant international human rights treaties, Canadian law documents, court decisions, legal briefs, and...
Keywords: Human Rights, poverty, Poverty Research, British Columbia, Organizations, Reports and documents, All of Canada, International
May 30, 2011
Picture the Homeless is a homeless-led organization in New York that fights for the civil and human rights of homeless people. Picture the Homeless is founded on the principle that in order to...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, New York, Organizing, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
CERA is one of the nation's leaders in human rights protection in housing.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing discrimination, Human Rights, Organizations, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
This website includes an online database of reported and unreported Canadian human rights decisions and links to related human rights sites.
Keywords: Human Rights, Media, British Columbia, General resources, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) is an international independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit human rights organisation campaigning for the protection of housing rights and the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Organizations, International
May 29, 2011
The Red Cross is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide...
Keywords: Health, Human Rights, Violence, Organizations, International
May 29, 2011
The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is a US based organization acting as a legal resource for the international human rights community. The Human Rights Brief, a student-run publication...
Keywords: Human Rights, Legal Research, Reports and documents, Research and education, United States
May 29, 2011
Justice Beyond the Walls is dedicated to the protection and advancement of human rights in Canadian prisons. There are links to various court, government, NGO, international, human rights and media...
Keywords: Human Rights, Legal Research, Prisoners' Rights, Organizations, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
The Ontario's Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO) was established in 1983 to protect the civil and legal rights of inpatients in the current and former Ontario provincial psychiatric hospitals...
Keywords: Human Rights, Mental Health, psychiatric patient, Manuals and guides, Ontario, Organizations
May 29, 2011
Poverty and Human Rights Centre has a searchable database of materials related to social and economic rights. It includes texts of relevant international human rights treaties, Canadian and other...
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
May 27, 2011
The BC and Yukon Division of the MS Society has many information resources and publications available both online and through their lending library. Online legal advocacy resources include: MS and...
Keywords: advocacy, Disability, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 27, 2011
The Common Front for Social Justice is fighting to build a more human society based on the respect and dignity of all.
Keywords: Human Rights, Organizing, social justice, Tenants' Rights, Workers' Rights, New Brunswick, Organizations
May 25, 2011
No One Is Illegal (Toronto) is a group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect. They believe that granting citizenship to a...
Keywords: Government Policy, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
NOII is a movement of refugees, immigrants and allies that organizes various campaigns for regularization and for justice and self-determination for immigrants, refugees, and indigenous people.
Keywords: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
May 25, 2011
This organization promotes secular and democratic values among South Asians living abroad and opposes the growth of intolerance in South Asia.
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
Status of Women Canada (SWC) is a federal government organization that promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.
Keywords: Human Rights, Women, Government information, All of Canada
May 25, 2011
The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism co-ordinates campaigns on issues such as the U.S. occupation of Iraq. It also ran a Campaign to Stop Secret Trials and Deportations to protect and expand...
Keywords: Alberta, Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
May 25, 2011
This network is a grassroots, membership-based organization that formed to protect human rights, civil rights and the Sonoran desert along the Arizona-Mexico border.
Keywords: Arizona, border communities, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, mexico, Organizing, Organizations, United States
May 25, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) has published many fact sheets that are available for download. Factsheets include topics such as the Safe Street Act, BC Utilities...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Human Rights, Welfare, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
May 25, 2011
The International Poverty Pact was drawn up at a Summit in Copenhagen in 1995. It calls for an international action to eradicate extreme poverty and reduce overall poverty.
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, Reports and documents, International
May 25, 2011
DRUM – Desis Rising Up and Moving is a multigenerational, membership led organization of low-wage South Asian immigrant workers and youth in New York City. Founded in 2000, DRUM has mobilized and...
Keywords: deportation, detention, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, New York City, South Asian, Workers' Rights, Organizations, United States
May 25, 2011
Based out of the University of California Hastings Campus, this organization acts as a resource for gender based asylum seekers. The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies protects the fundamental...
Keywords: California, gender asylum, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Assistance, LGBTQ, Women, Organizations, Research and education, United States
May 25, 2011
The Centre for Refugee Studies is engaged in research on refugee issues; it informs public discussion as well as policy development and practice innovation by international, governmental, advocacy...
Keywords: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, General resources, Research and education, International
May 25, 2011
Forced Migration Online (FMO) provides access to a wide variety of online resources dealing with the situation of forced migrants worldwide.
Keywords: forced migration, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Gateways, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
Human Rights Internet (HRI) is committed to promoting human rights and social justice, through providing opportunities to prepare human rights leaders of the future, practicing ‘quiet diplomacy’, and...
Keywords: Human Rights, social justice, Technology, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
Human Rights Watch monitors human rights internationally. Their website has news, information and stories about international human rights abuses.
Keywords: Human Rights, Organizations, Reports and documents, Research and education, International
May 25, 2011
The online office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Keywords: Human Rights, united nations, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library houses one of the largest collections of more than sixty thousand core human rights documents, including several hundred human rights treaties and...
Keywords: Human Rights, Directories, Reports and documents, Research and education, International
May 25, 2011
The Human Rights section of the website of the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour in the US State Department.
Keywords: Human Rights, General resources, United States
May 25, 2011
The Canadian Human Rights Commission administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal...
Keywords: Human Rights, Workers' Rights, Government information, Organizations, All of Canada
May 25, 2011
Amnesty International is a worldwide organization monitoring and reporting on human rights abuses.
Keywords: Human Rights, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
The WWW Virtual Library on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs is a searchable database in human rights and humanitarian issues and laws. This is an international humanitarian law and national...
Keywords: Human Rights, Directories, Research and education, International
May 25, 2011
GYC advances human rights through cross-cultural programs for emerging leaders, focusing on post-genocide and post-violence countries. Global Youth Connect advances human rights by empowering young...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Human Rights, Organizations, International
May 19, 2011
Founded in 1998, Women Thrive (Formerly Womens Edge Coalition) develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty.
Keywords: Human Rights, human rights, Organizing, poverty, Women, women, Organizations, United States
April 14, 2011
Pivot Legal works to advance the interests and improving the lives of marginalized persons through law reform, legal education, and strategic legal action. Pivot’s mandate is to use the law to...
Keywords: child welfare, child welfare, criminalization, criminalization, Downtown Eastside, Downtown Eastside, Homelessness, homelessness, homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, Organizing, policing, policing, sex workers, sex workers, social change, social change, social justice, social justice, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations, Reports and documents, Research and education, Services
April 11, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public...
Keywords: consumer advocacy, consumer law, consumer rights, credit, debit, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, disability rights, factsheets, farmworkers rights, Homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLEI, Tenants' Rights, Utilities, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Research and education, Services