IRC is an international humanitarian organisation assisting people affected by crisis, conflict and disaster.
The International Committee of the Red Cross is the leading international organisation on humanitarian law and assistance in situations of armed conflict and violence. Their website contains useful resources on international humanitarian law and information on their work.
Transparency International is an international non-governmental organisation who work with governments, businesses, and citizens to combat corruption. Each year they publish the Corruption Perceptions Index scoring countries on how corrupt their public sectors are seen to be.
FOKUS – Forum for Women and Development – works to promote women’s empowerment, rights and access to resources. Through advocacy and international development cooperation, the organisation works to strengthen women’s human rights and participation in society.
The European Wergeland Centre was established by the Council of Europe and Norway in 2008 and serves all 47 member states. The Centre promotes education for democracy and human rights by:
- Providing capacity building for people involved in or with education
- Cooperating with national authorities, developing programmes responding to their priorities
- Supporting and applying research in the field
- Contributing to policy development in the Council of Europe and its member states
- Disseminating information and serving as a platform and meeting place
The World Coalition against the Death Penalty is an alliance of more than 150 NGOs, bar associations, local authorities, and unions. The aim of the World Coalition is to strengthen the international dimension of the fight against the death penalty. Its ultimate objective is to obtain the universal abolition of the death penalty.
Africa Freedom of Information Centre “AFIC” is a pan-African NGO and resource centre that promotes the right of access to information through comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating information-sharing and capacity building.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa. The Foundation focuses on defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa through four main initiatives:
- Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)
- Ibrahim Forum
- Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership
- Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships.
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. They analyze the challenges to freedom, advocate for greater political rights and civil liberties, and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change. Each year they release the Freedom in the World report which maps civil and political rights in all countries across the world. In addition, they issue yearly reports on Freedom in the Press and Freedom on the Net reporting on media independence and internet freedom around the world respectively.
More information on the three annual reports can be found here (English only):
Reprieve is a non-governmental organisation who provides free legal and investigative support to some of the world’s most vulnerable people: those facing execution, and those victimised by states’ abusive counter-terror policies – rendition, torture, extrajudicial imprisonment and extrajudicial killing.
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people.
IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee from their country. They work in crises across 31 countries, where they help save lives and rebuild futures
Save the Children is an international non-governmental organisation working on children’s rights.
The International Service for Human Rights is an independent, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights. They support human rights defenders, strengthen human rights systems, and lead and participate in coalitions for human rights change.
CARE International is a global confederation of 14 National Members and 4 Affiliates with a common vision and mission to defeat poverty, as is outlined in the CARE 2020 Program Strategy. Each CARE Member is an independent organization that leads programmes, raises funds, advocates on key issues, and communicates to the public in their country, thus supporting the work of CARE’s programming in 95 countries around the world.
Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, non-governmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. HRW focusses on accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in around 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media.
AI is an international organisation which campaigns against human rights abuses globally. Their main areas of work include investigating and exposing abuses, lobbying governments and companies, campaigning for change, and supporting people to claim their rights through education and training.