E-CONNECT No. 19

On 6th June, we have issued our new issue of E-CONNECT. If you have not subscribed to our newsletter, you ca do it from here!

Feature story

Post-Earthquake recovery and rehabilitation support for the most vulnerable people in Nepal

Nepal_FEDO_Earthquake Relif_E-CONNECT19From immediately after the Earthquakes, IMADR supported Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) in Nepal to conduct relief and rehabilitation activities for vulnerable communities including Dalits, widows and single women, people living with disabilities and children. FEDO has reached out to thousands of victims in 8 districts to provide material support and empowerment activities. More >>

“Confidence has to be built for accountability and good governance in Sri Lanka”, civil society alerts UN Human Rights Council

Sri Lanka_Say No to Corruption_(c) Transparency International Sri LankaOn 24 June, IMADR held a side event at the Human Rights Council to bring the views from the ground level to the international community about the positive steps taken so far and remaining challenges in Sri Lanka including the Constitutional reform, fight against corruption, addressing enforced disappearances and protection of human rights without discrimination. More >>

Impunity must end to protect and promote human rights in Bangladesh

Bangladesh_Rohingya refugees in the Nayapara camp_(c) AustcareIMADR called for the international attention to the deteriorating human rights situation in Bangladesh. Freedom of expression is particularly under threat due to the violence against journalists, bloggers and media professionals. The government must end the impunity for the attacks against human rights defenders and religious minorities as well as enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. More >>

IMADR in the world

Argentina_Indigenous Peoples_(c)ANSESUN urges Argentina to protect indigenous people
UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, Mr. Mutuma Ruteere, urged Argentina to protect the rights of indigenous peoples who have been historically marginalized. The Rapporteur visited the country in May. More >>

IMADR and its concerns

UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression - David KayeRestrictive measures on freedom of expression in Okinawa, Japan
UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. David Kaye, shared his concern on the situation in Okinawa in conclusion of his visit to Japan. IMADR produced the information on Okinawa with the partners. More >>

IMADR at the UN

CERD90CERD holds the 90th session
In August, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will examine the periodic reports of Greece, Lebanon, Pakistan, Paraguay, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. More >>

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Publication

ICERD and CERD: A Guide for Civil Society Actors More >>

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