Blog Post: Civil liberties being suffocated in Uganda
By Hassan Shire, Executive Director President Yoweri Museveni yesterday assented to a law that will institutionalise discrimination, and increase the potential for violence against one
Opening remarks for Claiming Spaces 2013: Tactical Tools for HRDs in South Sudan
Ladies and gentlemen, Acting Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, His Excellency Mr. Paul Tholen Ambassador of the United States of America, Her Excellency
BLOG: Hassan Shire Sheikh, Somali-Canadian pan-African human rights defender
(Geneva, 30 August 2013) – Hassan Shire Sheikh is a Somali-Canadian Pan-African human rights defender and the elected chairperson of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (EHAHRDN). Hassan’s commitment and passion for human rights can be traced back to his early years growing up in Mogadishu, Somalia. In 2001, Hassan was forced to flee his home country and to seek asylum in Canada where he continued advocating for an end to the culture of impunity by demanding justice for victims of human rights violations.
BLOG: How Sudan is playing politics with African football
By hosting a regional football championship in conflict ridden Darfur and South Kordofan, Sudan is using sport as a propaganda tool to conceal ongoing human rights abuses. Players and fans should not be forced to buy into the cover-up.
BLOG: Dialogue with students in University of York HRD Distance Learning Program
The University of York (UK) has begun a new Part-time Distance Learning Programme delivered wholly online designed for human rights defenders and related practitioners called
Human Rights Defenders at risk in Sudan
Amnesty International and EHAHRDP press conference on Sudan The Khartoum government’s current clampdown on Sudanese human rights defenders is alarming. Being a human rights defender