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  • IGOHR Celebrates the 71st Anniversary of the United Nations 24 Oct 2016

    IGOHR Celebrates the 71st Anniversary of the United Nations

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) joins the international community to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the United Nations (UN) as the organization pledges anew its commitment to fulfill the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The United Nations Organization officially came into existence in 1945 following the adoption of the UN Chatter by the UN General Assembly and since 1948, October 24th has been universally celebrated as the United Nations Day. The UN comprises of 193 member... read more


  • IGOHR Celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child 13 Oct 2016

    IGOHR Celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) joins the international community and young girls around the world to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child. It pledges to continue to raise awareness on the different forms of discrimination and abuses faced by millions of girls worldwide and particularly the Middle East and North Africa. It is equally committed to fighting any forms of exploitation against girls and women in the region. The International... read more


  • IGOHR Marks the International Day of Non-Violence 06 Oct 2016

    IGOHR Marks the International Day of Non-Violence

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) commemorates with the international community the International Day of Non-Violence this October 2nd 2016. On this day, IGOHR calls on all citizens and members of social and political movements around the world to refrain from resorting to violence in order to achieve change. The organization equally urges all governments to refrain from the use of violence in suppressing peaceful protests and demonstrations by citizens demanding for change and to respect their... read more


  • IGOHR Commemorates the International Day of Democracy 15 Sep 2016

    IGOHR Commemorates the International Day of Democracy

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) joins the United nations and the international democratic community to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the International Day of Democracy under the theme: “Democracy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Democracy is a universal value based on the principles of liberalism, that is giving people the liberty, equality and freewill to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives.... read more


  • IGOHR Condemns Targeting of Civilians by Rebels inside Saudi Territory 31 Aug 2016

    IGOHR Condemns Targeting of Civilians by Rebels inside Saudi Territory

      The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) strongly condemns the ongoing crimes and attacks committed by “Houthis and Ali Saleh” militias against civilians in areas that borders Saudi Arabia and Yemen. This attacks which struck the commercial city of Najran in Saudi Arabia, lead to the death of at least 10 civilians including three children past few days as a result of their exposure to random shelling on residential areas and civilian places such as markets and... read more


  • IGOHR Marks the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade 30 Aug 2016

    IGOHR Marks the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) joined the UNESCO in commemorating the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition this past August 23rd 2016. It is an honor to remember those who fought for the abolition of this system which impacted negatively on the rights of individuals. On the night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo, the rebellion that played a critical role in ending the transatlantic slave trade... read more


  • IGOHR Observes the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 30 Aug 2016

    IGOHR Observes the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) joins the United Nations and the international community to observe the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. This day is observed yearly on the 30th of August and this year marks its 6th observance since it was officially declared by the UN General Assembly in December 2010. According to the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, anyone who is illegally arrested, detained or abducted unwillingly... read more


  • Afghanistan: iaIGO Condemns the Killing of Members of the Hazara Minority Group 10 Sep 2015

    Afghanistan: iaIGO Condemns the Killing of Members of the Hazara Minority Group

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) strongly denounces the killing of 13 people from the Hazara ethnic minority group by unidentified gunmen in northern Afghanistan. A group of heavily armed men attacked a mini bus in the northern part of Afghanistan and killed at least 13 civilians who were mainly from the Hazara ethnic minority group in the country. This incident occurred in the usually peaceful province of Balkh were the gunmen dragged all the victims, mostly... read more


  • Iran: Surge in Executions Very Disturbing 26 Jul 2015

    Iran: Surge in Executions Very Disturbing

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) welcomes Amnesty International’s report on Iran and is deeply concerned on the rise in executions in that country. A new report by Amnesty International revealed that credible records suggest there have been an unparalleled rise in the number of executions carried out since the beginning of this year. It said Iran has carried out almost 700 executions since January 1st 2015 whereas officials say only246 executions have been carried out so... read more


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