Why human rights activists should work with companies – not just fight them
We’re used to thinking of profit-seekers as the bad guys. But they’re learning it’s in their interests to do the right thing.
Woman by woman: crossing borders to strengthen rights in North Africa
Sharing learning – and supportive international funding – has been the key to making a difference at the grass roots...
“We need relationships based on trust”: how supporters can help Honduran activists
Honduras is a dangerous place for human rights defenders. Four female activists tell us what they need from their...
When child traffickers work across West Africa’s borders, activists need help to do the same
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone share many things – including a problem of child trafficking. Local organisations...
A culture of care: helping activists and their allies look after themselves
Self-care is often the last thing on the minds of frontline human rights defenders. But it is the only thing that...
How international solidarity saved an activist’s life in Burundi
Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa is a thorn in his government’s side, so he needed urgent help from supporters abroad when...
This Liberian lawyer has withstood presidents, multinationals and militias
Alfred Brownell, head of environment law campaigners Green Advocates, has just won the Goldman Environmental Award....
Meet the artist changing gut reactions to the Philippines ‘war on drugs’
Thousands have been killed and human rights defenders vilified in President Duterte’s campaign. In response, artist...
India’s mass movements thrive close to the ground while the state cracks down on dissent
Law, police and ideology are all targeting those claiming social, economic and political rights in India. But groups...
Regan Ralph: "This is why we don’t shape the agenda, we let others shape it"
Why give money to support human rights rather than digging a well? The president and CEO of The Fund for Global...