MENA Region

  • 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


  • Yemen: IGOHR Denounces the Recent Suicide Bombing that Killed Over 70 Civilian Fighters 01 Sep 2016

    Yemen: IGOHR Denounces the Recent Suicide Bombing that Killed Over 70 Civilian Fighters

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (IGOHR) denunciates in its strongest terms the terrorist suicide attack that targeted and killed scores of young recruits mostly in their 20s and other security forces in Yemen. The organization is equally concerned about the safety and security of civilians including children along the borders of Saudi Arabia and Yemen due to the surge in fighting and bomb shelling in the areas. The suicide car attack which claimed the lives of at... 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 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


  • 04 Oct 2015

    Impact of Media in Human Rights

    Date and Place: October 4th – 6th 2015. Manama, Bahrain Title: Impact of Media in Human Rights. Objective: Mindful of the fact that media (both print and online) is an important human rights mechanism, this training course was organized to educate media professionals (in Arab countries) of the essential role they play in enhancing the human rights culture in the region. The course aimed at raising awareness of human rights’ principles and standards between all workers in various media, and... read more


  • Yemen: iaIGO Condemns Deadly Suicide Attack on a Mosque in Sana’a 09 Sep 2015

    Yemen: iaIGO Condemns Deadly Suicide Attack on a Mosque in Sana’a

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) vehemently condemns the suicide bomb attacks against a mosque in Sana’a, Yemen’s capital which resulted in the dead of over 30 civilians. Twin suicide bombs exploded at a mosque and killed at least 32 people in the northern Jarraf district of Sana’a in Yemen. A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the mosque during an evening prayer session and a car bomb was detonated outside minutes later while people were carrying... read more


  • Lebanon: iaIGO Denounces the Cruel Treatment of Peaceful Demonstrators by Police 06 Sep 2015

    Lebanon: iaIGO Denounces the Cruel Treatment of Peaceful Demonstrators by Police

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) strongly condemns the brutality by riot police officers against peaceful demonstrators and the media in Beirut, Lebanon which left at least 20 injured. A group of peaceful demonstrators of the popular “You Stink” movement and other activists have been brutalized by Lebanon police officers who tried to disperse and stop the demonstration. The demonstrators who are protesting a garbage pileup in the capital city and political dysfunction had occupied the offices... read more


  • Iraq: iaIGO Condemns the Abduction of 18 Turkish Construction Workers in Baghdad 06 Sep 2015

    Iraq: iaIGO Condemns the Abduction of 18 Turkish Construction Workers in Baghdad

    The International Gulf Organization for Human Rights (iaIGO) is deeply concerned about the welfare of 18 Turkish construction workers who were abducted in Iraq. Approximately 18 construction workers of Turkish origin have been reportedly missing in Baghdad the capital of Iraq. The workers were working for a Turkish company contracted to build a sports stadium in the north-eastern Sadr City district. They are believed to have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen dressed in military uniforms while they were sleeping... read more


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