Resources that Make a Difference

Being a part of Human Rights Solutions

•  Information

•  What are Human Rights?

Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights.

•  Human rights Research

Everything you need to know about human rights, from research to latest news.

•  Independent Journalism

POLITICO is a global nonpartisan politics and policy news organization.

•  Human Rights News

Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world.

•  In the Media Today

Human Rights News provides links to human rights artivles in the media.

•  Education

• Toolkit: Human rights Education

Toolkits based on participatory learning methods in which learners can explore, discuss, analyze and question issues relating to human rights cases.

• Learning: HR educational resources

Programs that empower young people to solve human rights issues in their communities, with educational materials for classrooms around the world.

The Police Brutality Center is a free advocacy center for people and families who have been harmed by police violence. This Center provides free educational materials on these issues, and can be approached to help with any questions and guide people to the best resources for their needs.

Deforestation 101: Everything You Need to Know. A guide created by EcoWatch that explains why we should care about deforestation, where and why it’s happening, and ways we can combat it.

•  Petitions

•  Support our Changemakers

Lobby the EU to support Human Rights Defenders.

•  Shaping The Netherlands

DeGoedeZaak represents progressive people-power in The Netherlands and puts real pressure on political parties.

•  Shaping Europe

WeMove.EU build people power to transform Europe in the name of the community, future generations and the planet.

•  Shaping The World

Avaaz is ‘the globe’s largest and most powerful online activist network’.

Amnesty International have been fighting injustice in the world since 1961.

Take action on human rights issues across the world.

•  Events

•  Networking and Solutions

Brainstorming solutions together with Human Rights Defenders and tech.

Brainstorm solutions for the top activist movies of the year.

Dive into a topic to tinker and think.

•  Conferences on Global Issues

POLITICOLive discuss and shape the future at their conferences.

•  Events in The Hague

The Hague Humanity Hub supports and strengthens the Hague ecosystem for a more peaceful and just world.

•  Events in the USA

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals.

•  Action

•  Volunteer

Volunteer or start your own human rights peace project with like-minded people, wherever you are in the world.

•  Start a Petition

Organise your own or support other petitions around the world.

•  Petition & Campaign Tips

Grow and win your petitions and campaigns.

•  Start a Protest

Everything you need to know by CIVICUS, a global alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society for a more just, inclusive and sustainable world.

•  Climate Action

Join a global and politically non-partisan movement where non-violent direct action is used to persuade governments to act justly on the climate and ecological emergency.

•  Official Complaint

The ability of individuals to complain about the violation of their rights in an international arena brings real meaning to the rights contained in the human rights treaties.

•  HRD Toolkits

• Toolkit: Communication & dealing with hate speech

Tools, checklists and resources to help you use counter and alternative narratives to promote human rights and democratic principles that push back against hate speech and discriminatory narratives.

• Toolkit: Human Rights Documentation

A multidisciplinary, interactive online portal providing human rights documenters with resources, tools and support.

• Toolkit: Human Rights Digital Toolkit

An interactive decision tree to support human rights investigators in their use of digital tools for the collection and analysis of digital information for human rights evidence.

• Toolkit: Human Rights Media Toolkit

This MOOC course provides information, education, awareness, and action for a solid human rights basis.

• Toolkit: Human Rights Protection

Developed to provide human rights defenders with additional knowledge and tools useful for improving their understanding of security and protection.

• Toolkit: HRD Tools & Resources

Comprehensive tools and resources for human rights defenders with
everything you need to protect human rights defenders at risk, and people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the UDHR.

• Toolkit: Security Young Defenders

A toolkit for young defenders on themes related to integral security and human rights education.

• Toolkit: Security strategy HRDs

Holistic security to help human rights defenders maintain their well-being in action (self-care, well-being, digital security, and information security).

• Toolkit: Legal and business

Factsheets on the obligations of companies to respect human rights.

•  Useful Links

•  If Family or Friend is Arrested (USA)

A friend or close family member has been arrested—now what? What are their rights? What are your rights? What can you do to help them, especially if they struggle with an illness, disability or mental health issue?

There are many actions you can take to make a difference. Use the resources on this page to learn more about what you can do to support human rights, and how we can help each other.