This tactic combines the power of art and technology to pay tribute to the courage of genocide survivors. In 2014, ISIS launched deadly attacks against the Yazidi people in northern Iraq. Thousands were killed, exiled, or forced into slavery.
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Human rights defenders do the crucial work of alleviating injustices and protecting the most vulnerable. Yet this challenging work often has a detrimental effect on activist mental health. HRDs are chronically overworked and under-resourced. They are frequently exposed to distressing situations, both directly and indirectly.
Taboos are often created by outdated traditions and social norms, and misguided interpretations of religion. These taboos affect different segments of the community, such as women, minorities and people with disabilities. Taboos label, control choices and make people vulnerable to abuse and violation.
Kituo Cha Sheria (El Centro de consejo legal) ayuda a los presos abogar por sí mismos mediante la promoción de educación legal en las prisiones de Kenia.
Since 2003, Iraq has suffered devasting conflict and insecurity. The country witnessed large-scale violence caused by the terrorist group Da’esh, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). From June 2014, ISIS launched a genocidal campaign against ethno-religious minorities in Iraq. The targeted violence sought to erase the presence of religious minorities in Iraq altogether, and particularly the Yazidis. ISIS decried the Yazidis as devil-worshippers. ISIS executed those who refused religious conversion.
ACT for the Disappeared (ACT) is a Lebanese human rights association founded in 2010 by a group of women activists. ACT’s mission is to provide answers for missing civil war victims’ families through collecting and preserving information about the missing and to foster a sustainable reconciliation process.
This book, published by the Center for Victims of Torture - New Tactics in Human Rights, is a collection of 80 stories of successful tactics used for human rights work. The stories come from all over the world and range from prevention tactics to intervention tactics, restorative tactics to those that building human rights cultures and institutions.
Autoras: Andrea Cárcamo, asesora principal de política, Leora Hudak, especialista en bienestar del personal y salud mental, Urmy Shukla, asesora de evaluación de programas, y Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva, New Tact