Category Archives: Human Rights

Persons with Disability in Syria: Challenges and Solutions

The Syrian crisis an 8-year-old hideous crisis will not fade without leaving a strong impact, from what we have seen it has increased vulnerability and the prevalence of impairment, leaving a tremendous number of war-born injuries that are considered as a problem in both health and socio-economic sectors. The staggering levels of need persist for people across Syria as it remains a major protection crisis, with civilians exposed to multiple protection risks related to ongoing hostilities; the effects of new and protracted displacement; dire conditions in sites and collective shelters hosting IDPs; and the depletion of socioeconomic resources triggering harmful coping strategies (e.g. child labor and early marriages).

Quick guide for education in emergencies

The right to education is an internationally recognized human right; it is also more than that, it is the tool through which people exercise and defend the rest of their human rights.

However, per UNESCO, in 2014 there were 58 million children around the world who were not in school. The percentage of girls deprived of education is higher than the percentage of boys since gender still represents an obstacle in many cultures. Furthermore, UNESCO recognizes that, if this tendency persists, 4 out of 10 of those children

Monitoring Sexual Violence in Conflict

This paper provides a theoretical framework for the measurement of levels of Sexual Violence in any given conflict.

Sexual Violence in Conflict is a global phenomenon both historical and current. Its roots can be traced back to the beginning of history. The modern age produced famous cases such as the Rape of Nanjing in 1936 and the Balkan conflict in the nineties – and less well known cases such as the rape of

Human Rights training material for Secondary School

Protecting displaced communities

Human Rights, Official Development Assistance, and Democratic Governance in LDCs

Statelessness … nonexistence

Stateless: what types of resources are available for them?

How to create a comic for an awareness campaign

Presentation: Protection Manual for Human Rights Defenders


Photo: Carlos III University

(This resource is available in Spanish)

The term human rights defender has spread from the statement on the same adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 9, 1998. Describe the person who individually or collectively act to promote or protect human rights, be they civil, political, economic, social and / or cultural, whether concrete as minority or groups and their vulnerability support a high degree of people social or political exclusion.