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Multiple ESCR-Net members, human rights organizations and social movements in Brazil and beyond have raised serious concerns following the election far-right retired military officer Jair Bolsonaro to head the world’s fourth-largest democracy.

The groups cite statements made by president...


CONCLUDED EVENTS

 

 

ESCR-Net CAWG Strategy Meeting (pre-IGWG)

Advocacy Position Papers...

This past 17 September 2018 marked the first day of the trial for the assassination of Honduran human rights defender Berta Cáceres and the attempted murder of Gustavo Castro.

The attack, which occurred on 2 March 2016, followed powerful social protests by organizations and activists,...

This report explores how Rural, indigenous, migrant, and urban poor (RIMUP) women in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Lao, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand strengthened their fights against increased inequality and marginalization through a Feminist Participatory Action Research...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

ESCR-Net is part of the ProtectDefenders.eu consortium, the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism established to protect defenders at high risk. Network members ...

Via participation of several member representatives and several workshops, ESCR-Net participated in the Asia-Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) which took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, between 6-9 September 2017.

Organized by the...

Eighteen national and international non-governmental organizations, including ESCR- Net Members, Amnesty International, ...

PLACE created a website, The Politics of Death, investigating the causes of unjustifiable deaths of human rights’ defenders, mothers, professors, civilians, and the population as a...

Global Witness, the author of the report, Defenders of the Earth, showcases their research on the 200 land and environmental defenders’ deaths in 2016. The increasing suppression of environmental and land rights activism in many countries is spreading, and their right...