March 26th 2019
India. Human Rights Concerns Over Elections
India faces international pressure ahead of April elections to see political party candidates commit to increased human rights reform and protection.
March 26th 2019
EBRO Diplomatic and Geo-political Relations and Negotiati
Liber introduces the outstanding diplomatic, connective and negotiating powerhouse Ebro. Ebro is a not-for profit organisation that strives to facilitate effective pathways through high pressured matters such as but not exclusively: conflict resolution, international affairs, counter terrorism, law and justice, government, international relations and crisis management.
International Women's Day Sees the Launch of Legal and Wellbeing Charity - LiberFamilia
March 8th 2018
LiberFamilia, the new sister organisation to Liber supports women and children through the minefield of the legalities of divorce, separation, relocation and child custody. LiberFamilia also provides vital help for all wellbeing issues for women and children raised by legal proceedings.
Issues covered include but not exclusively:
International Women's Day
International Women's Day
Guardian Coverage Live
International Women's Day 2018: protests across the world as women push for progress.
7-8th March 2018
"Verisk Maplecroft to present at Innovation Forum’s modern slavery conference."
"Verisk Maplecroft’s Head of Human Rights, Dr Alex Channer will be presenting at this week’s Innovation Forum event: How business can tackle modern slavery and forced labour."
"Celebrate International Women's Day with Mama Cash!
The feminist year starts on March 8th, right? This year we invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day with the Mama Cash Feminist Festival in cities throughout the Netherlands. Expect an evening of debate, art, male nudity and a little dancing too, of course.
Mama Cash supports women, girls and trans people who fight for their rights. Activists who tirelessly and fearlessly make their voices heard. Who criticise oppressive or restrictive norms and practices, and lobby for fair laws. Who demand their political and economic rights, and insist on bodily autonomy.
Together with these activists and our donors, we work towards a more just world for women, girls and trans people."
Human Rights Watch
"Indonesia: Medical Groups Silent on Abusive ‘Virginity Tests’
On International Women’s Day, End Cruel, Unscientific Practice"
"Celebrating the global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice
As this year’s International Women’s Day approaches, Hina Jilani reflects on the impressive achievements of global women’s protest movements over the past year and the barriers that remain to overcome."
'Why the war in Syria is hotting up'
"Islamic State has collapsed, but the fighting goes on"
By Verity Bowman
Fri 23 Feb 2018 07.00 GMT Last modified on Fri 23 Feb 2018 10.27 GMT
"Somaliland set to ban FGM but activists fear new law will fall short"
"Legislation may follow religious edict in failing to outlaw female genital mutilation in all its forms"
"Cultural Evolution and the Mutilation of Women.
The consequences of FGM for a woman’s reproductive output."
Feb 6th 2017
"Edna Adan: 'With my army of midwives, fewer girls will go through FGM'.
Former first lady of Somalia warns that complacency and a lack of local intervention could cause a ‘slip back’ in the fight against female genital mutilation."
By Mary Carson
Monday 12 December 2016 12.41 GMT
"Somalia enlists Irish FGM campaigner to rid country of practice.
Ifrah Ahmed is to become Prime Minister Sharmarke’s adviser on gender issues."
Friday 27 May 2016
Iraqi activist Nadia Murad wins human rights prize for Yazidi campaign
World Mental Health Day
Today is World Mental Health Day. Organisations such as Freedom from Torture help to rehabilitate survivors. Read Kim's recovery story below.
"Kim pictured in the Freedom from Torture garden with her baby, she doesn’t want to show her identity as she is worried for her safety.
When we asked Kim what your support meant to her, she said;
“You are supporting families who have lost hope. You are giving them another chance to live. Your support gives hope in my heart. Thank you for making me a survivor.”
Kim is only 27 but she has already gone through anyone’s worst nightmares. In the Ivory Coast, her mum died when she was a baby, so she was brought up by her dad. Then, when she was 19, the army came into their home at 2am and killed him. Kim was beaten and raped.
A friend of Kim’s father found her in a terrible state the next morning and he arranged for her to travel to the UK, to live with a man promising to “be like a dad to her.” But when Kim arrived in the UK, the man kept her as a slave; raping her, forcing her to clean and telling her he would kill her if she let anyone find out.
Nine months after she arrived, he left her alone outside the Home Office. Just before she gave birth to his child. Kim said; “I collapsed as he hadn’t given me any food for two days. I had my baby alone in hospital. I had been wearing the same clothes for four weeks and I had nothing for my baby.”
“Coming to this centre has changed my life. Now I feel I am ﬂying like a butterﬂy!”
Kim found motherhood very hard. She was very vulnerable herself, struggling with the enormous weight of emotional trauma. She said;
“I didn’t know what to do, I cried so much.”
But thankfully, because of your support we could help her.
“When I came to Freedom from Torture my therapist understood straight away that things were difficult and I couldn’t cope. She gave me strength and she kept supporting me. I remember her saying you can do it, never say never, you can believe in yourself!”
Since Kim came to Freedom from Torture she has met a long-term partner and together they have attended family therapy. Kim said; “I was keeping a lot inside me, and it hurt. I have many painful memories. It was affecting my life, my family, my confidence. But the therapy has helped so much: my partner knows when I need to talk. And now he knows how to support me so we can be a family.
“Coming to this centre has changed my life. Now I feel I am flying like a butterfly! I’m not scared of anything and when things are difficult I can say to myself you can do it. I’ve studied Level 2 Applied Science. In the future I’d like to be a General Nurse. It will take six years but now I know I can do it.”
Your support helped provide Kim with;
Emergency relief money"
France to call for Russia to face war crimes investigation over actions in Syria
Pakistan closes loophole allowing killers to go free.
How accountable is the UK when it comes to human rights?