- U.S. Human Rights Network
- Bringing Human Rights Home: How Local Governments Can Use Human Rights to Advance Policy
- Amnesty International Netherlands: **The Future of Human Rights in an Urban World**--this report discusses how the global economy has contributed to more concentration of urban populations, militarization of cities, and new kinds of threats to basic rights such as housing. But cities are also responsible for delivering basic services, and they are led by representatives who most closely represent residents. This study explores opportunities for communities to unite for human rights, considering the Human Rights Cities initiative as an opportunity to make cities the "glocal defenders of human rights."
- Center for Economic and Social Rights--Report on human rights progress (and obstacles) over the past 20 years.
- Power point: Human Rights Cities Around the World
- Ideas from one of the first U.S. Human Rights Cities- Eugene Oregon
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- U.S. Human Rights Network UDHR Campaign
- The Need for an Ethical and Political De-Colonization of Human Rights: A Reflection on International Human Rights Day
- Why we need Rights for Mother Earth
- How International Human Rights Treaties matter: http://www.northeastern.edu/law/pdfs/academics/phrge/davis-aba-1.29.16.pdf
- Freedom from Domestic Violence as a Fundamental Human Right'''- Resolutions, 'Presidential Proclamations, and Other Statements of Principle Resolutions by County, Town, and Municipal Governments [[http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/womenandjustice/DV-Resolutions.cfm ]]
Selected Human Rights Organizing Resources'
Resources for fighting white supremacy
Toolkits and Organizing Templates
American Friends Service Committee's Just Us! Human Rights-based curriculum for youth.
Baltimore's United Workers Fair Development Recovery Plan
European Coalition of Cities Against Racism 10-point action plan
European Charter for the Safeguarding of Human Rights in the City
World Charter on the Right to the City
Anti-Racism Toolkit-by the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination
Global Charter Safeguarding Human Rights in the City
*Observatory of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life
*Toolkit for addressing gender equity
International Coalition of Cities Against Racism-This UNESCO initiative brings together international and municipal leaders to share experiences and develop action plans for fighting discrimination in cities. The U.S. Coalition of Cities Against Racism and Discrimination was formed in 2013 in Birmingham, Alabama.
National Economic and Social Rights Initiative two-pager on using human rights organizing
National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) Health Care is a Human Right Campaign Collaborative
Eugene Oregon Human Rights Commission
Rights respecting schools program-to advance the Convention on the Rights of the Child ”promote restorative justice, inclusion/diversity, diffusion of human rights principles throughout staff (see also UNICEF-UK Rights Respecting Schools program)
"Dakota 38"-- film on the efforts of Dakota people to resist the erasure of a massacre against Indigenous people by marking its anniversary with a ride from South Dakota to Minnesota. The film is offered as a gift to bring healing through truth-telling.
Human Rights Education
- AFSC Human Rights Curriculum
- Human Rights Educators Association
- Guerilla Guides to Law Teaching (Number 6: Human Rights Law)
Organizations and outreach resources
- PuttingPeople First!Pennsylvania
- National Economic and Social Rights Initiative(NESRI)People's Budget videowith a slideshowpresentation
- National Economic andSocial RightsInitiativeMore than a Roofhousing rights //(40 min.video)//
- FILM: KellyAnderson “My Brooklyn,a perspectiveon ˜gentrification from the viewpoint of displacedresidents.
Research Articles and Reports
- “Unmasking the hidden power of cities”. (LA-A New Economy for All LAANE, Partnership for Working Families, In the Public Interest) June 2018.
- Mac Naughton and McGill, "Economic and Social Rights: Implementation without Ratification"--an article that discusses both the Vermont "Health Care is a Human Right" campaign and the Eugene, Oregon Human Rights City Project.
Open SocietyFoundation research on inclusion, democracy,anti-discrimination in EU Cities:
Fighting White Supremacy
Ending White Supremacy --is hard work. It requires constant effort to re-educate ourselves and our communities. Here are some reflections from anti-racist activists that can help guide our work together.
- This is what white people can do to support #BlackLivesMatter Educate yourselves, put your bodies in the streets and help dismantle white supremacy By SallyKohn August 6
- Calling IN: A Less Disposable Way of Holding Each Other Accountable by Ngá»c Loan Tráº§n
- 11 Things White People Can do to Be Real Anti-racist Allies and AccomplicesAlternet
- "How to become an Ally" Excerpt from Becoming an Ally Breaking the Cycle of Oppression by Anne Bishop. Published by Fernwood Publishing, Halifax
===Around the Nation & World===
The Human Rights City Alliance is part of the National Network of Human Rights Cities, which connects us to the US Human Rights Network, the leading human rights organization in the U.S. working with grassroots, low-income communities and communities of color who are most affected by the denials of human rights. USHRN connects human rights activists in this country with UN human rights bodies and international movements. Learn more about this work here.
Federal Equality Act introduced in U.S. Congress This bill offers protections against discrimination in housing, federal funding, jury service, legal protections, and credit based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It also prevents the use of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to defend discrimination against LGBT people.
The United States is currently undergoing the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in the United Nations. As part of this review process, the U.S. Human Rights Network has compiled this report on the state of human rights in the United States: Testimonies of Human Rights at Home: Documenting Injustice in the United States.
International Call for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth
Call for Action for the Rights of Mother Earth
- This is a proposal put forward from the World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (held in 2010 in Cochabamba, Bolivia) that urges local and national governments and the United Nations to formally recognize legal rights for the Earth and all its inhabitants.
National & International Campaigns and Initiatives
- A New Poor People's Campaign for Today: The problem of chronic and expanding poverty and social exclusion is a systemic one. Organizations are coming together to press for broad social transformation that will end poverty.
- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights initiates **campaign** to pay tribute to women and men who defy stereotypes and fight for women's human rights--the campaign runs from Human Rights Day, Dec. 10 this year, to International Women's Day, Mar. 8, 2015.#reflect2protect
- International Decade for People of African Descent: 2015-2024
- This country needs a truth commission on violence against African Americans (Yes! Magazine December 2014)