Africa

  • IGOHR Urges all Governments to Enact more Legislation to Protect Children against Violence and Discrimination Worldwide 22 May 2017

    IGOHR Urges all Governments to Enact more Legislation to Protect Children against Violence and Discrimination Worldwide

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) welcomes the release of the 2017 KidRights Index report published by the KidsRights Foundation which is a global index which ranks how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights. IGOHR views such an index as imperative in the field of children’s rights because it helps state parties to the Convention of the rights of the Child identify their obligations pertaining to the implementation of the provisions in... read more


  • Nigeria: IGOHR Welcomes the Release of 82 Chibok Schoolgirls from Boko Haram 09 May 2017

    Nigeria: IGOHR Welcomes the Release of 82 Chibok Schoolgirls from Boko Haram

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) welcomes the release of 82 of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria since 2014. IGOHR also sincerely commend the strenuous efforts put forth by the governments of Nigeria and Switzerland, international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other local NGOs in securing the safe release of these girls so they could be reunited with... read more


  • IGOHR Call on World Governments to Ratify the ILO’s Protocol on Forced Labour on International Worker’s Day 01 May 2017

    IGOHR Call on World Governments to Ratify the ILO’s Protocol on Forced Labour on International Worker’s Day

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) joins the international community to celebrate the International Worker’s Day also known as Labour’s Day this 1st May 2017. On this day, IGOHR is calling on the all governments around the world – especially those in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – to ratify the ILO’s Protocol on Forced Labor as well as to enact and implement policies that will protect their citizens or migrant workers from modern slavery. Although... read more


  • Cameroon: IGOHR Condemns the 10 years Jail Sentence for Radio France International Correspondent Journalist Ahmed Abba 26 Apr 2017

    Cameroon: IGOHR Condemns the 10 years Jail Sentence for Radio France International Correspondent Journalist Ahmed Abba

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) condemns the perplexing decision by a Cameroonian military tribunal which sentenced a journalist to 10 years in prions on terrorism related charges. The organization urgently calls on the tribunal to immediately revoke the sentence and reevaluate its decision in line with international human rights instruments. Ahmed Abba – a Cameroonian correspondent journalist for Radio France International (RFI) – was recently sentenced to 10 years in jail by a military court in... read more


  • Egypt: IGOHR Condemns Twin Bomb Blast on Church Premises as a Violation of Human Rights Principles 12 Apr 2017

    Egypt: IGOHR Condemns Twin Bomb Blast on Church Premises as a Violation of Human Rights Principles

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) vehemently denounces the two atrocious suicide bomb attacks that recently targeted a religious minority group in Egypt resulting in the death of at least 47 innocent civilians during their church service. The organization is also deeply concerned about the safety and security of religious groups in Egypt as it views this heinous crime as a total violation of not only international human right principles and values of peace, security of... read more


  • IGOHR Celebrates the International Women’s Day March 8th 2017 08 Mar 2017

    IGOHR Celebrates the International Women’s Day March 8th 2017

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) is delighted to join women movements around the world to commemorate the International Women’s Day this March 8th 2017. IGOHR stresses that it a day not only to recognize and honor the achievements of women but also to highlight the plight of women facing obstacles while they challenge the status quo and excel despite the hurdles. It is equally a day to expose the sufferings women – especially those in Arab... read more


  • IGOHR Calls for More Protection of Migrants’ Rights Globally 19 Dec 2016

    IGOHR Calls for More Protection of Migrants’ Rights Globally

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) is honored to participate in marking this year’s International Migrants Day on December 18th 2016 together with the international community represented by the United Nations. IGOHR uses this opportunity to express its sincere sympathy to the families of thousands of migrants and refuges who lost their lives while making the perilous journey to another country in search for safety and security from violence and wars in their home countries as well... read more


  • IGOHR Denounces Terrorist Attack on Religious Minority Group in Egypt 19 Dec 2016

    IGOHR Denounces Terrorist Attack on Religious Minority Group in Egypt

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) condemns in its strongest terms the bomb explosion that targeted a religious minority group in Cairo, Egypt. The incident took place during the morning hours of Sunday as fellow worshipers gathered at their place of worship in the capital. The terrorist explosion killed about 25 persons and injured more than 49 others. The majority of the victims are believed to be women and children. No one has claimed responsibility of the... read more


  • IGOHR Implores the World to Stand in Solidarity with the Palestinian People 12 Dec 2016

    IGOHR Implores the World to Stand in Solidarity with the Palestinian People

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) – as well as human rights organizations, signatories of this press release, the human rights movement across the globe, in addition to justice/equality/freedom-loving nations and movements against colonialism and Zionism – participates in the celebration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People commemorated annually on November 29th. This day was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution no. (40/32 B), dated December 02nd 1977... read more


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