In English. MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that uses human rights to advance social justice; MADRE partners with women in communities worldwide (Africa, Latin America, Middle East) to meet urgent, local needs and create long-term solutions to the problems that women face. Site contains information on projects listed by country, opportunities for involvement, blog, videos, press releases, news archive, and position papers.
Archived Web Resources
MADRE: Demanding Rights, Resources & Results for Women Worldwide
Minority Rights Group International
In English. MRG is a non-governmental organization that works with 130 partners in over 60 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous people can make their voices heard. Through training and education, legal cases, publications and the media, we support minority and indigenous people as they strive to maintain their rights to the land they live on, the languages they speak, to equal opportunities in education and employment, and to full participation in public life. MRG has offices in the United Kingdom, Hungary, and Uganda. Site contains news, information on campaigns, background information, directory of marginalized groups, and documents for download.
NISGUA: Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
In English. NISGUA is a U.S. based non-governmental organization that links people in the U.S. with the Guatemalan people and their grassroots struggles for justice, human rights, environmental protection, and dignity. The website includes coverage of news pertaining to Guatemala and Central America more generally, and information regarding campaigns on trade and development, impunity, land rights and militarization.
Procuradaria de Derechos Humanos / Human Rights Ombudsman [Guatemala]
In Spanish. Contains background information on human rights, ombudsman's functions and areas of work (protection of senior citizens, prisoners, women, workers, handicapped, children and youth, publications, immigrants, indigenous populations, the environment) and news.
In Spanish and English. The Desaparecidos Project is an initiative of a variety of human rights scholars and activists who hope to combat forced disappearances and the impunity that often enables them to continue occurring. The website includes current news on government repression of dissent, memorials to disappeared people, testimony of survivors and resources for attorneys.
Quotha [Latin America]
In English. Quotha is a blog where Adrienne Pine, an American anthropologist, publishes coverage and analysis of civil and political rights issues in Latin America, including violations by extractive industry projects and big business. The current focus of the blog is the Honduran coup of June 2009. The site contains her field notes from Honduras, as well as wide-ranging analysis and news coverage of the post-coup period.
Radio Liberada [Honduras]
In Spanish. Contains news stories, press releases, photos, videos related to the Honduran resistance movement after the 2009 coup d'etat that removed democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, from power.
Upside Down World: Covering Activism and Politics in Latin America
In English and Spanish. Upside Down World is an online magazine covering activism and politics in Latin America. Founded in 2003, it is made up of work from writers, activists, artists and regular citizens from around the globe. The site covers civil, political, economic, cultural and social rights with a particular focus on Latin America. Materials include news coverage of related issues across Latin America.