We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all. Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. ... [according to site editors' information]
OMCT is an NGO fighting against torture, summary executions, disappearances and other human rights violations, assisting victims through its Urgent Appeals and SOS Torture NGO network. [according to site editors' information]
www.rsf.org is a news website devoted to press freedom. Reporters Without Borders maintains this multilingual (French, English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Persian) website in order to keep a daily tally of attacks on press freedom as they occur throughout the world. Updated several times a day, it functions like a press-freedom news agency. It gives Internet users an opportunity to act as a group to demand the release of jailed journalists by signing on-line petitions. To circumvent censorship, it presents occasionally articles that have been banned in their country of origin, hosts newspapers that have been closed down in their homeland and serves as a forum where journalists who have been "silenced" by authorities can voice their opinions. This website, which welcomes 150,000 to 200,000 visitors per month, also provides complete reports on cases covered in the press, as well as a daily "barometer" summarising the most recent attacks on press freedom. ... [according to site editor`s information]
Médecins sans frontières (MSF) is the world's largest independent humanitarian aid relief organisation with over 80 projects worldwide. MSF is an NGO committed to providing medical aid and assistance wherever it is needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or sex and raising awareness of the plight of people they help. ... [according to site editors' information]
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering through:
- International peacemaking
- Promoting democracy
- Disease control and prevention programs, and
- Championing mental health issues.
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, the Atlanta-based Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 70 countries.
Led by the Carters and an independent board of trustees, the Center's staff wage peace, fight disease, and build hope by both engaging with those at the highest levels of government and working side by side with poor and often forgotten people. ... [according to site editor's information]
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit organization created in 1983 to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. The Endowment is governed by an independent, nonpartisan board of directors. With its annual congressional appropriation, it makes hundreds of grants each year to support prodemocracy groups in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. ... [according to site editors' information]
The Development Gateway Foundation is an enabler of development. They help improve people's lives in developing countries by building partnerships and information systems that provide access to knowledge for development.
They exploit powerful and affordable information and communication technologies (ICT) that were previously unavailable to:
- Increase knowledge sharing;
- Enable aid effectiveness;
- Improve public sector transparency; and
- Build local capacity to empower communities.
The Development Gateway is an independent not-for-profit organization. It was conceived by World Bank President James Wolfensohn and initially developed in the World Bank. ... [according to site editors' information]