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February 16, 2021

Joint Letter on Human Rights Situation in Egypt Calls for “Bold Action”

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights joined more than 100 human rights organizations in a letter calling on governments to establish a mechanism to hold the Egyptian government accountable for their human rights violations in the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council. To read the letter, click here.

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February 16, 2021

Afrobarometer Discusses Rising Dissatisfaction in Many African Countries

In the piece “From ‘Africa Rising’ to Africans’ Rising Expectations?,” Afrobarometer describes how Africans are growing increasingly dissatisfied with the lack of economic and overall progress of their individual countries. In recent survey findings, Africans across 18 countries expressed a drastic increase in negative opinions about their countries’ direction of progress compared to a 2011-2013 study. To […]

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February 16, 2021

Fellowship Opportunity on Middle East/North Africa Policy

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is calling for applications to its Nonresident Fellowship Program. During this 12-month fellowship, individuals interested in the Middle East and North Africa region will: Produce solutions-oriented and policy-relevant analysis Access skills-building opportunities, particularly on how to effectively reach a policy audience and communicate across media platforms Be integrated into […]

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February 16, 2021

Show Your Support for Democracy Activists Against Myanmar’s Military Coup

Join our Steering Committee Chair, Jose Ramos-Horta, and other democracy advocates around the world in showing support for Burmese human rights activists by posting a video using the hashtag #PotsandpansforMyanmar on social media. In traditional Burmese culture, banging pots & pans was a way to drive away evil spirits, and so every evening a racket of banging can be heard across […]

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February 16, 2021

FORUM-ASIA Joint Letter Denouncing Military Coup in Myanmar

FORUM-ASIA released a joint statement with over 100 human rights organizations to denounce Myanmar’s recent military coup and called on the military to free all democratically elected leaders. It also outlined concrete steps such as restoring the country’s internet and asking the UN Security Council to convene an emergency meeting. The statement pointed out “how the military has […]

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February 9, 2021

Human Rights Council: Countries Should Take Bold Action on Egypt

Monitoring, Tough Message on Dire Rights Situation Long Overdue (Geneva – February 9, 2021) — Egypt’s human rights community is facing “annihilation” by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government, more than 100 leading human rights organizations from around the world have warned in a letter to foreign ministers. The groups called on governments to lead and […]

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February 2, 2021

The Community of Democracies to Hold Online Conference on Youths in Belarus’s Democratic Movement

The Community of Democracies is hosting an online conference of democracy activists discussing the role of youth in Belarus’s democracy movement. If you’d like to attend this one-hour virtual event on February 4, you can register here.

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February 2, 2021

An Overview of Civil Society Organization Networks and Intergovernmental Frameworks in Asia

In a Brookings Institution article, Maiko Ichihara, a World Movement Steering Committee member and Associate Professor at Japan’s Hitotsubashi University, discusses the factors driving the emergence of networks of civil society organizations in Asia and intergovernmental frameworks in the region since the late 2000s. To read Ichihara’s full piece, click here.

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February 2, 2021

The Solidarity Center Examines Belarus’s Attacks Against Labor Strikes

In its recent article, Solidarity Center examines how President Lukashenko’s crackdown against peaceful protests has included attacks against peaceful labor strikes. It includes observations from a range of leaders like Amnesty International’s Denis Krivosheev who noted “a frank disregard is being shown for the most basic of human rights, and the right to strike is now one more […]

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February 2, 2021

Ahora Nos Toca Participar Works to Give Marginalized Groups a Voice as Chile Drafts Constitution

In a new blog essay, Hurford Youth alum Margarita Maira writes about the importance of including the viewpoints of marginalized groups as Chile works to draft a new constitution. In preparation for the constitutional convention, Maira’s organization joined eight other civil society groups to form the Ahora Nos Toca Participar (It’s Our Turn to Participate) project, which […]

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