Category Archives: Human Rights Defender

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

Protecting displaced communities

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.