Amnesty International (AI)
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. In pursuit of this vision, AI’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.
Avaaz.org is a new global web movement with a simple democratic mission: to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want.
Avaaz.org is a community of global citizens who take action on the major issues facing the world today. The aim of Avaaz.org is to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decisions. Avaaz.org members act for a more just and peaceful world and a globalisation with a human face.
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance of members and partners which constitute an influential network of organisations at the local, national, regional and international levels, and span the spectrum of civil society including: civil society networks and organisations; trade unions; faith-based networks; professional associations; NGO capacity development organisations; philanthropic foundations and other funding bodies; businesses; and social responsibility programmes. CIVICUS seeks to amplify the voices and opinions of ordinary people and it gives expression to the enormous creative energy of the burgeoning sector of civil society.
Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations
The mission of The Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations [CCC/UN] is to facilitate the interchange of information among civil society organizations, the United Nations, and the public in order to promote more profound understanding of world problems, their effective solutions, and rapid implementation.
School of Democracy
The objectives and mission of the school of democracy are the setting-up of a research and training centre for peaceful democratic engineering, and support for the development of a 'pole of competence' (and center of excellence) of democratic governance.; research and development of the theory and practice of peaceful democratic engineering; training in democratic engineering for neutral experts, the future democracy engineers. Development of training programmes of varied durations and curricula.; advice in democratic engineering for governments, inter-governmental organisations, public or private organisations.; and development of the profession and deontology of democracy engineers, and of the labour market for this profession.
International PEN, the worldwide association of writers with 145 Centres in 104 Countries, exists to promote friendship and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere, to fight for freedom of expression and represent the conscience of world literature.
The Universal Human Rights Index
The Universal Human Rights Index provides instant access for all countries to human rights information from the United Nations system. The index is based on the observations and recommendations of the following international expert bodies: the seven Treaty Bodies monitoring the implementation of the core international human rights treaties (since 2000) the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council (since 2006).
World Citizen Foundation
The World Citizen Foundation is a nonprofit nonpartisan think-tank dedicated to the design of solutions to international problems based on the fundamental principles of equal human dignity, liberty, democracy and constitutionally protected basic rights of all. We are dedicated to the proposition that all levels of political authority can only derive their legitimacy from the fundamental sovereignty of the people. ..We believe that democracy is a human invention and a political "technology" which historically is still very young and whose power and potential has neither been fully understood nor realized. As a human invention, it is imperfect and will always be but it also can be improved, just as a car or computer or, using a better analogy, a software programme, can be upgraded. Politics is like the "Operating System" of society and to remain free and prosperous, it is to our advantage (in addition to being our civic duty) to constantly improve democracy as the least worst of all possible political "Operating Systems". Because of globalization and the need to agree on basic common rules of civilized conduct in our global community, we would be remiss if we did not explore the possibilities of using the political technology of democracy to solve global problems.
Bully OnLine is maintained by Tim Field, and has been reorganised subsequent to the publication of his book Bullycide: Death at Playtime (together with Neil Marr). It is a site that intends to help recognise bullying. It aims at helping to understand unpleasant events (at home, at work, at school, and in childhood), and put them into context. According to Field, many traumas, diagnosed or not, are caused by bullying. Bully OnLine focuses on bullying and the related stress, trauma, PTSD and bullying-related suicide.
Dignity for All
school bullying * corporate corruption * sexual harassment * domestic violence * elder abuse * the invisible poor * racism * sexism * homophobia * ageism * classism * ableism
What do these problems have in common? Dr. Robert Fuller argues they are all examples of a more fundamental problem, one that we, as a society, have yet to address. He sees them all as examples of rankism. Read more at: http://www.breakingranks.net/, http://www.dignity4all.org
A new foundation devoted to pushing the boundaries of social justice to include protecting 'the right of equal dignity for everyone, regardless of status, station, or stage of life' has launched a website to highlight what organizers are calling the new Dignity Movement. Sparked by Robert Fuller's book Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank (New Society), the Dignitarians Foundation and its website provide tips on how to promote the dignity of others no matter their occupation, background, or perceived social status.
Dignity International: Human Rigths for All - A Global Family for Solidarity and Human Dignity
Dignity International was founded in October 1999 largely by the communities directly experiencing poverty and social exclusion who felt that there was a need for a global human rights movement that will promote and defend economic, social and cultural rights on par with civil and political rights – a human rights movement that will defend the human rights of the poorest and most vulnerable in our societies. Dignity International aspires to become a global human rights family owned and led by people living in conditions of extreme poverty and exclusion. The will and energy for change is greatest among the affected communities and the meaningful future for human rights lie with them. Dignity International is an independent, non-profit foundation registered in Amsterdam.
Global Dignity is an autonomous non-profit, non-criticism and non-partisan initiative. We wish to be inspiration-based: commending and encouraging best practice and dignity-centered leadership. The mission of Global Dignity is to implement the universal right of every human being to lead a dignified life. We all have the ability to increase the dignity of others and thus we increase our own dignity. The dignity approach works on all levels: it works for children and for adults, it works for men and for women, and it works on the micro and macro level. Read more at: http://www.globaldignity.org/
Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS)
We are a global transdisciplinary network and fellowship of concerned academics and practitioners. We wish to stimulate systemic change, globally and locally, to open space for mutual respect and esteem to take root and grow, thus ending humiliating practices and breaking cycles of humiliation throughout the world. We suggest that a frame of cooperation and shared humility is necessary - not a mindset of humiliation - if we wish to build a better world, a world of equal dignity for all. Read more at: http://www.humiliationstudies.org/
The Human Dignity Network
Global Citizens Network
Global Citizens Network recognizes the interdependence of people around the world, and that social and economic injustice, racial and ethnic inequality, and ecological loss affect all people. But through cooperative effort, individuals of all cultures can experience and enhance their ability to make a difference in their community and their world. To foster that cooperation, Global Citizens Network sends short-term teams of volunteers to communities in other cultures where participants immerse themselves in the culture and daily life of the community. Each volunteer team is partnered with a local grassroots organization active in meeting local needs. Global Citizens Network creates a worldwide network of people and organizations commited to addressing global issues.
Global Volunteer Network
Global Volunteer Network places volunteers in community projects throughout the world, giving them the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational, environmental and community aid programs. Our vision is to support the work of local community organizations in developing countries through the placement of international volunteers. Examples of the exciting and rewarding activities available to volunteers include teaching English, environmental work, AIDS education, and assisting in an orphanage.
Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
Colonialism and Apartheid still hinder South Africa's search for co-existence and democracy. The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation seeks to grapple with this legacy, promoting justice and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and into the new century. The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in May 2000 and is self-consciously located in post TRC South Africa. The Institute is committed to using the insights generated through its work in South Africa to engage in dialogue with other African countries.
The OneWorld network spans five continents and produces content in 11 different languages, published across its international site, regional editions, and thematic channels. Many of these are produced from the South to widen the participation of the world's poorest and most marginalised peoples in the global debate.
STWR (Share The World's Resources) is a non-politically affiliated network campaigning for justice and peace through the fair and equitable distribution of world resources. We believe the current world economic system perpetuates global poverty, denies basic human rights to many millions and damages all nations.
The Climate Group
The Climate Group's mission is to put the world on track for a low carbon economy by rapidly expanding the uptake of best practice on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.