The Human Rights and Democracy Network’s (HRDN) campaign Stand 4 Human Rights Defenders was launched on 12 November 2015 and runs until 12 November 2016. It promotes constructive dialogue between civil society organisations and EU actors so as to jointly identify practical actions that could be implemented by the EU in order to improve the effectiveness of its work on HRDs.
The 10th edition of the human rights documentary film festival One World will take place in Brussels from 18th to 27th April 2016, offering 14 new documentary films followed by panel discussions with film directors, politicians, human rights activists, international NGO leaders and the laureates of Sakharov Prize. This is an opportunity to see the best films of […]
By Golnaz Esfandiari RFL/RE (19.05.2016) – http://bit.ly/1YUL6rL – A leading Iranian human rights activist has been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison after being convicted of charges that include membership in a campaign for the abolition of the death penalty. The heavy sentence against Narges Mohammadi, the deputy head of […]CONTINUE READING →
By Tewodros Melesse The Guardian (22.05.2016) – http://bit.ly/1Tq4gYe – bout 125 million people are affected by crises. A quarter of those people are female and of reproductive age – and women are 14 times more likely than men to die in a crisis. On Monday global thinkers, activists and politicians will come together […]CONTINUE READING →
By Alia Dharssi National Post (20.05.2016) – http://bit.ly/22lvAXW – Doctor Melania Amorim works at the heart of the Zika epidemic, delivering babies in Campina Grande in northeastern Brazil. Of the 59 babies affected by Zika that have been born at the public hospital where she is an obstetrician, one was stillborn and eight died […]CONTINUE READING →
By Tad Walch Deseret News (20.05.2016) – http://bit.ly/1s4eUHK – Everyone has a stake in protecting religious freedom because it contributes to better economic and business outcomes, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church said Friday. “Where religious freedom is respected and protected, society overall is […]CONTINUE READING →
By Mark Woods Christian Today (17.05.2016) – http://bit.ly/27QaZPk – States must be secular, according to Pope Francis, and “Confessional states end badly.” Speaking to French journal La Croix and responding to a question about “laïcité”, the French system of the separation of Church and state, Francis said: “I believe that a version of […]CONTINUE READING →