Human Rights Resources

A list of free guides, how-to tools and other resources on Human Resources for NGOs and development professionals.

A Free Handbook for Parliamentarians: Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People

Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for Parliamentarians has been jointly produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA). This Handbook sets out relevant human rights frameworks and highlights the role of parliamentarians in implementing Agenda 2030, to ensure no one, including LGBTI people,… [Read More]

A Free Handbook on Monitoring and Reporting Homophobic and Transphobic Incidents

The aim of this publication is to contribute to increased and better reporting of homophobic and transphobic incidents by providing tools and a methodology to document and report violence motivated by hatred against LGBT people in a systematic and factual manner. This publication is designed for LGBT and human rights organisations who intend to monitor… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar: Advocate Together

This toolkit is designed to offer a comprehensive set of advocacy strategies and tools for advocates in Myanmar. Advocates can be individuals, communities, civil society organizations, or any other institution advocating for democratic and participatory development in Myanmar. The toolkit is aimed to serve above all local and regional civil society organizations based in Myanmar’s… [Read More]

A Free Guide to the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

UNICEF and the non-governmental organization Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers have developed this Guide to the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict as a contribution to the campaign to prevent and end the use of child soldiers. It is hoped that this publication will be useful for mobilizing… [Read More]

A Free Handbook on Legislative Reform: Realising Children’s Rights

This Handbook aims to support the effective implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and advance gender equality by influencing the adoption of legislative measures, social policies and institutional changes that promote gender equality and results… [Read More]

A Free Handbook for Human Rights Educators: Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities

This practical guide for human rights educators wishing to improve their work and to measure and document their effectiveness, aims to fuel the transformative power of human rights education: from conflict to peace; from human rights violations to redress; from abuse to dignity; and from discrimination to respect, equality and social justice. This Handbook is… [Read More]

A Free Handbook on Growing Up Without Violence: Respecting Children

Respecting Children has been designed to encourage discussion and reflection on the needs of 21st century children. Children are people in their own right, with contributions to make and ideas to share about family life and community. It is widely acknowledged that violence against children fundamentally breaches their human rights, and this is clearly stated… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for Reporting on Human Rights Issues: Speak Up, Speak Out

The Internews toolkit ‘Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Reporting on Human Rights Issues’ is both a human rights reference guide and a workbook for journalists and civic activists who want to improve their ability to report on human rights issues in a fair, accurate, and sensitive way. It combines background information on international… [Read More]

A Free Workbook for Young Men on Violence and Masculinities

This workbook has been designed so that young men like you are able to relate to the issue of violence and reflect on this widespread problem. This resource is part of a series of toolkits and educational material developed by Breakthrough on social issues of human rights, gender, sexuality and violence against women, through which… [Read More]

A Free Commonwealth Toolkit for Policy Progress on LGBT Rights

Across the Commonwealth incremental gains are being made in the struggle for equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) citizens. In many countries, governments and civil society have quietly expanded progress through areas of policy enacted by executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. While 40 of the 53 Commonwealth members still criminalise… [Read More]