MENA Region

  • 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


  • 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


  • IGOHR Strongly Condemns the Firing of Missiles Targeting the Holy City of Mecca 07 Nov 2016

    IGOHR Strongly Condemns the Firing of Missiles Targeting the Holy City of Mecca

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) strongly condemns the missile attack by the Houthis rebel group on the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. This is unacceptable and a grave violation of International Humanitarian Law and other international treaties on the protection of cultural heritage both cultural or religious. On Friday 28th October 2016, a missile was lunched from the province of Saada in Yemen – a Houthis stronghold – about 500km across the border with... read more


  • 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 Denounces the Terrorist Attack on A UAE Humanitarian Aid Ship in Yemen 11 Oct 2016

    IGOHR Denounces the Terrorist Attack on A UAE Humanitarian Aid Ship in Yemen

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) strongly denounces the terrorist attack against an Emirati aid ship on its way to the port city of Aden, one of several attacks perpetuated by rebels in war-torn Yemen. This is a clear violation of International Humanitarian Laws and several other treaties on violent conflicts. The vessel was mandated by UAE authorities to deliver medical aid and other supplies to vulnerable population as well as evacuate wounded civilians from the Middle... read more


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