Eight member countries of the South East Asian Council for Food Security and Fair Trade (SEACON) carried out participatory research with small scale food producers in order to determin
The Women’s Media Centre of Cambodia (WMC) uses accessible media tools, such as the radio and television, to address issues affecting women in Cambodia and to raise awareness and stimulate social change in Cambodian society.
Han Dongfang of the China Labour Bulletin (CLB) hosts a radio program to discuss labor issues in mainland China, human rights, and politics.
The Comisión Nacional Pro-Referéndum (CNR) organized a referendum in Uruguay for the public to vote on the congressional decision to grant impunity to human rights abusers employed by the military.
Nearly every Uruguayan was affected by human rights abuses during the brutal dictatorship from 1973 to 1984. During that time many political dissidents were watched, tortured, and killed. The military and police detained 55,000 people (1 in 50 of the total population) and 300,000 people went into exile either out of fear or because of the rapidly deteriorating economy.
The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) organizes Domestic Violence Bride’s Marches in order to attract media attention and raise community awareness of domestic violence.
The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) set up the Indian People’s Tribunal (IPT) to promote justice and mobilize victims of human rights abuses.
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.
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.
In response to the rising incidence of police abuse in Berkeley, COPWATCH was started in 1990 to observe and document police activities and interactions with the community. The program also serves as a reminder to the police that the community will hold them accountable for their actions and provides a way for people to participate in their community. COPWATCH organizes citizen patrols that cover the streets of Berkeley. The patrols are comprised of pairs of volunteers who walk the streets for a shift (usually of a few hours), keeping an eye out for police activities.