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The Advocacy Project
Helps community-based rights advocates, and networks develop self-sufficiency in communications and information technologies

Phil Agre, Dept. of Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Designing Effective Action Alerts for the Internet

Amnesty International

Materials on Human Rights Education

Fair Trials Manual

Applied Research Center

Reasserting Justice Toolkit (downloadable), Justice is the Unifying Message Project (JUMP)

The Association for Progressive Communications

Training Materials for NGOs and Activists

Managing Your NGO

Using the Internet Strategically

ICT Policy for Civil Society - Training Materials (includes downloadable course)

British Overseas NGOs for Development (BOND)

Learning and Training -- Related Resources

Canadian Human Rights Foundation

Information - Annual International Training Program

International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) modules

Module - Building a Global Culture of Human Rights

Module - The Global Human Rights Context

Module - Seeking Common Ground

The Citizen's Handbook

Social Movements: A Summary of What Works, Charles Dobson

Public Participation Toolbox

Women and Gender Equality Case Studies, UNESCO

Notes Towards A New Politics: New Strategies for People Power, Hilary Wainwright, Transnational Institute

Notes Towards A New Politics: New Strategies for People Power, Hilary Wainwright, Transnational Institute

Columbia University, Center for the Study of Human Rights

Human Rights Training Initiatives

The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Partners in Progress Human Rights Reform and Implementation

Download in PDF format

Human Rights CD-ROMS and training materials

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)

Media Activist Kit

Global Exchange

Toolkits for Activists

Forefront: A Global Network of Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Tools

Global Source Network

Source Material for Human Rights Education

A Primer for New Human Rights Activists

Human Rights Center, University of Essex

Combating Torture: A Manual for Judges and Prosecutors, Conor Foley, (2003)

Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations Handbook, Kate Thompson and Camille Giffard (2002)

The Torture Reporting Handbook, Camille Giffard (2000)

Human Rights Information and Documentation Services (HURIDOCS)

Tools and Techniques Development, Conor Foley, (2003)

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

Learning Center
Online courses, tutorials, study guides, and discussion boards

Human Strategies for Human Rights (HSHR)

Home page -- provides details of capacity-building services for NGOs

Online Q & A on human rights -- free for human rights activists and students

International Human Rights -- Basic reference guide for NGOs

International NGO Training and Research Center (INTRAC)

Home page

Training Section

International Women's Tribune Center (IWTC)

Resources on Human Rights

Web links and descriptions of manuals and guides on women's rights

Training Manuals and Community Action Guides



Violence Against Women - Downloadable Publications and Multimedia Materials

Training Materials

Issues of Democracy, An electronic journal of the US Department of State

Vol 7 No 1, March 2002 issue -- Human Rights Education

International Service for Human Rights

Training Resources Space for Change in Africa

Time to Get Online Training Program

Time to Get Online-- Self-Learning Materials

George Monbiot

An Activist Guide to Exploiting the Media

Virtual Activist Training Guide 2.0

The Nonprofit Resource Center

The Nonprofit Resource Center - Home page

The NGO Cafe

Kickstart an NGO -- Strategies, tools, evaluations and other resources for an NGO

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Database on Human Rights Education
Manuals, training guides, textbooks and more in various languages

Training and Educational Material

People's Movement for Human Rights Education

Bibliography on human rights training manuals

Physicians for Human Rights

Training Materials and Resources


Humanitarian Assistance Training Inventory

Rule of Law Initiative

Global Human Rights Training and Support - Assessment Tools

Human Rights Defenders Assessment Tool

Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Assessment Tool

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Index

Best Practices Resources

United States Agency for International Aid (USAID)

USAID Center for Development Information and Evaluation (CDIE) Publications

USAID Office of Democracy and Governance Technical Publication Series

University of Minnesota Human Rights Center

Human Rights Education Resources

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library

Select Bibliography on Rights Training
from Human Rights Education: Conceptual and Practical Challenges, George Andreopoulos and Richard Pierre Claude, editors (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996).

University of New South Wales, Diplomacy Training Program - February 2001 edition

Human Rights Defender Manual

The Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights

Teaching Human Rights Online

Virtual Activism

Advocacy resources and manuals for web-based activism

Women's Human Rights Resources (WHRR)

Advocacy Guides

Women's International Coalition for Economic Justice (WICEJ)

Tools for Women's Advocacy #1: UN Conferences at Work

Women's Learning Partnership

Bibliographies on Training Manuals and Key Theoretical Works

Training Manuals

Multimedia Productions