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GANHRI, RINDCHA, FIO, CCPDH and the Latin American Ombudsman Institute joint statement on protecting NHRIs under threat and human rights defenders in the Latin America region

GANHRI, RINDCHA, FIO, CCPDH and ILO met on 27 February 2021 to discuss the challenges and opportunities for NHRIs to promote and safeguard human rights with a special focus on the protection of human rights defenders in the Latin America region.

CRPD to hold regional consultations on the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and being included in the community

The Committee will hold online regional consultations with persons with disabilities and their representative organizations: “From isolation, invisibility and segregation into inclusion of persons with disabilities in the community”

Former President of RINDHCA and GANHRI Regional Chairperson passed away victim of the pandemic

Mr. Rolando Villena Villegas was a fierce human rights activist, he dedicated his life to the protection of democratic principles and human rights in Bolivia.

Call for input: thematic report on ageism and age discrimination

The Independent Expert on the human rights of older persons has made two calls for submissions of inputs on ageism and age discrimination and human rights of older women. Deadline 22 March 2021

Call for submissions for EMRIP reports

The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has made Calls for submissions to inform its reports it will be delivering in 2021. The Mechanism calls on National Human Rights Institutions to provide contributions, no later than 1 March 2021

Launching of Primer: Conducting Public Inquiries to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation

GANHRI is co-organising with UNFPA this virtual dialogue on Conducting Public Inquiries to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation. Join us on 8 December 2020 at 8.30-10.00 CET on Zoom

13th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

The 13th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD is now tentatively rescheduled to open and elect the CRPD on 30 Nov, and 4 virtual meetings on 1 and 3 December 2020.

Universal Periodic Review: Tips for engagement at country level highlight critical and unique role of national human rights institutions

The UN Human Rights Office in collaboration with GANHRI and UPR Info has developed tips for NHRIs and other stakeholders for engagement with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

UN resolution urges States to bolster support for NHRIs during COVID-19 pandemic

States from across the globe have pledged to strengthen their support for national human rights institutions amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in a resolution adopted today at the United Nations.