In Spanish. Non-governmental organization that conducts human rights advocacy and education. Focuses on issues of health, poverty, education, justice and migration. Contains documents, news items, and information on how to report human rights violations.
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Comisión de Derechos Humanos de El Salvador / Human Rights Commission of El Salvador
Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos / The Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights
In Spanish and some English. The Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos was founded during the 1980s as a non-governmental organization that intervenes with legal measures in cases of human rights abuses and forced disappearances. The site is material rich, with photos videos and podcasts available. It includes detailed information on a variety of cases.
Comité Cubano Pro Derechos Humanos / Cuban Committee for Human Rights
In Spanish and English. Contains news and articles on human rights abuses, death penalty, and political prisoners.
Comité de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos en Honduras / Committee of Family Members of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras
In Spanish. COFADEH is a non-governmental organization founded in the 1980s to support the families of people "disappeared" by the Honduran government. The organization conducts legal advocacy work to counter legal impunity of perpetrators, and COFADEH manages a documentation center with testimonies of family members of the disappeared.
Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento / Consultants for Human Rights and Displacement [Colombia]
In Spanish. Formed in 1992, CODHES is a non-governmental organization that promotes human rights in Colombia, with a special emphasis in assisting those who have been violently displaced by the internal conflict and state violence. Contains bulletins, statistics, reports, list of publications, calendar of events, and links to other resources.
Directorio Democrático Cubano / Cuban Democratic Directorate
In Spanish and English. Directorio works for democracy in Cuba by way of a civic, nonviolent struggle. Site contains news articles, PDF versions of publications,
Frente Nacional Contra el Golpe de Estado / National Front Against the Coup [Honduras]
In Spanish with some materials in French, English, Italian, and German. This blog site, based in Belgium, provides legal analysis of the Honduran coup of June 2009, as well as exposure of protest movements within Honduras itself. Materials include documents reflecting constitutional analysis of the coup and police repression of dissent, as well as links to media coverage of protest.
Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala / Foundation for Forensic Anthropology - Guatemala
In Spanish. Non-profit organization that documents and investigates human rights violations. Carries out forensic investigations to aid the justice system and the families of those disappeared in denouncing and establishing the facts related to human rights violations during Guatemala's violent internal conflict. From 1992-2008, FAFG conducted 946 forensic anthropological investigations related to massacres, arbitrary executions, paramilitary activities, general crime, disasters, forced disappearances, and femicide. FAFG maintains a database with maps, photos, figures and some information on the investigations they have conducted as well as PDFs with their forensic manuals and reviews of their publications reporting on their investigations. Fredy Peccerelli, Omar Girón, José Suassnavar y Leonel Paiz, members of FAFG, received email death threats in May 2008. FAFG has been active since 1997, and its members' security has been compromised since 2002. In their website they document some of these threats. In February 2008, Giron and Peccerelli received death threats to themselves and their families via cellphone.
H.I.J.O.S. Guatemala: Hijos e Hijas por la Identidad y la Justicia contra el Olvido y el Silencio / H.I.J.O.S. Guatemala: Sons and Daughters for Identity and Justice Against Silence and Forgetting
In Spanish. Contains art gallery related to the disappeared as well as a photo gallery of some of the disappeared. This organization is run as a collective and subsists solely on donations. It focuses on promoting human rights, justice and activities that denounce state violence in Guatemala. They are specially focused on activities with the youth. members of HIJOS are continuously subject to threats that they should cease their educational and legal activities denouncing state violence (especially the involvement of the military in Human Rights Violations). In June 2008, according to Protectionline - Observatorio para la Proteccion de los Defensores de DDHH, organization members received death threats. Threats come from unidentified persons who are believed to be linked with the military.
In Spanish. This blog reflects the voices of a group of Honduran citizens who oppose the coup d'etat organized by Micheletti and carried out by the Honduras military. Materials include news coverage and analysis, political propaganda, and images and video clips from the protests that followed the coup.