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  • 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


  • 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


  • 20 Apr 2017

    Bane of ‘Street Jihadists’

      Pakistan was rattled by a mob lynching incident in a university last week. A student, Mashal Khan was killed by a violent mob of extremists at the campus of Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, Pakistan, on Thursday, April 13, 2017. The extremist students, who also made it a point to record the lynching in a video, alleged that the victim had committed blasphemy.   The blasphemy law has been used countless of times in Pakistan to punish those with... 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 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


  • The Arab Federation for Human Rights Urges All to “Stand Up for Someone’s Rights” in Marking this year’s Human Rights Day 08 Dec 2016

    The Arab Federation for Human Rights Urges All to “Stand Up for Someone’s Rights” in Marking this year’s Human Rights Day

    The Arab Federation for Human Rights (AFHR) is delighted to join the international community and the United Nations in celebrating the 66th anniversary of the Human Rights Day commemorated annually on December 10th. It is a day that marks the anniversary (currently 68th) of the establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the first global, widely accepted human rights document which specifies the fundamental rights for all that needs to be protected by everyone around the world.... read more


  • IGOHR Participates in Celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 24 Nov 2016

    IGOHR Participates in Celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) is delighted to take part in the celebrations in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women observed on November 25, 2016. Making this day, IGOHR strongly urges all governments, NGOs, civil society organizations and individuals to fight harder to prevent and end all forms of violence and discrimination against women. Such acts undermine the socio-economic and cultural values of our societies. Preventing and ending it is... read more


  • IGOHR Commemorates the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 10 Nov 2016

    IGOHR Commemorates the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) joined the Press and Media Outlets around the world and the international community to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. This day is observed to shed light on the violence and crimes committed against journalists worldwide on a daily basis which negatively impacts the global rights to freedom of speech and opinion. Journalists and media workers play a vital and essential role... read more


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