The Canadian Human Rights Foundation (CHRF) works with Asian NGOs and governments to train labor attachés to protect the rights of their citizens living and working abroad.
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The International Network against Discrimination on the Internet (INDI) and the Network Against Discrimination and for Research on Human Rights (NDHR) combat cyber discrimination against the Buraku people of Japan by requesting the removal of discriminatory messages from the internet.
The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is a powerful legal instrument for articulating, advocating for, and monitoring women’s human rights. International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) offers assistance to women’s rights NGOs in order to help them better advocate at the international level.
The Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) in Sri Lanka publicizes information about political prisoners and provides assistance to their families in order to facilitate the release of those wrongly imprisoned.
Corruption in Hong Kong had existed since the 1960s and 1970s. The people of Hong Kong had come to accept corruption in the police force, government, and businesses with resignation and silence.
The Women and Memory Forum (WMF) in Egypt started the Women’s Stories project to allow women to rewrite traditional stories from their own perspectives, giving women an opportunity to challenge traditional texts, redefine their role in society, and develop writing skills by rewriting these stories to show an egalitarian or woman-centric perspective.
The Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU) reframes the welfare debate as part of a larger fight for human rights in order to advocate for the maintenance of welfare services.
In 1991, welfare cuts threatened the livelihoods of poor families and communities in the most impoverished district of Pennsylvania. A group of women from this area came together and organized KWRU in order to present welfare as a human rights issue, rather than an issue of personal responsibility for poverty or charity-based government responses.
The Initiative for Freedom of Expression republished state-banned materials to fight back against restrictions on freedom of expression in Turkey.
Founded by a group of 4-5 attorneys, the project initially included 45 attorneys willing to prosecute torturers. The group has grown to include 234 people providing direct or support services for human rights cases. In the year and a half since the project's implantation, 304 cases had been brought to the Association. They have developed a reputation among the police stations which likely has a strong preventative effect. The project has also heightened judges' awareness of the problem of police torture.
The Innocence Project involves lawyers, law students, and law schools in assisting prisoners who challenge their convictions based on DNA testing of evidence.