Ukraine delays decision on Universal Periodic Review recommendations on domestic violence

  For the 3rd cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Ukraine, The Advocates for Human Rights submitted a stakeholder report in collaboration with Center “Women’s Perspectives,” a non-governmental agency based in Lviv, Ukraine. The report focused on the prevalence of domestic violence in Ukraine. Domestic violence is a pervasive problem in Ukraine. In 2016, the … Continue reading Ukraine delays decision on Universal Periodic Review recommendations on domestic violence

Sri Lanka’s Evolving Stance on the Death Penalty

The Advocates for Human Rights serves on the Steering Committee of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty. In that capacity, The Advocates often collaborates with the World Coalition to engage in advocacy at the United Nations when a UN body reviews the human rights record of a country that retains the death penalty. One … Continue reading Sri Lanka’s Evolving Stance on the Death Penalty

UN Gender Network: Understanding How Gender Impacts the UN’s Activities and Leadership

For the past year, The Advocates for Human Rights has been a core member of the UN Gender Network. Convened by the University of Reading and Durham University, the UN Gender Network is a unique project to foster dialogue and an understanding of gender equality policies within the United Nations. We seek to investigate how it impacts UN leadership on the Sustainable Development … Continue reading UN Gender Network: Understanding How Gender Impacts the UN’s Activities and Leadership

How The Advocates brings the stories of women and children fleeing violence to the international stage

The Advocates is able to help these women and children in two important ways: providing legal assistance in their asylum cases and using their experiences to advocate at the United Nations for law and policy changes in their home country of Guatemala.

Uncovering hidden obstacles to the rights of persons with disabilities in Iran

International scrutiny, and international pressure, can change the course of a country's conduct as the flow of water erodes rock and changes a river's course. The change is incremental, but real and lasting.

India’s failure to protect religious minorities

India is the world’s largest democracy and a pluralistic melting pot of different religions, cultures, and languages. Yet there has been an alarming rise in discrimination and violence against religious minorities in India. The Advocates for Human Rights, along with our partner organizations, went to the United Nations Human Rights Council to raise our concerns … Continue reading India’s failure to protect religious minorities