Virtual side event at the 20th UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues

Join us on 26 April for a discussion on “Justice and Accountability in the Context of Extractive Industries: Indigenous Women Human Rights Defenders from Guatemala, Brazil, Indonesia, and Bangladesh"

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Franciscan reflections: Sister Water calls us to the people of El Salvador

Fray René Flores OFM reflects on some of the work behind his recent statement at the Human Rights Council. "Reflexiones franciscanas: La Hermana Agua nos llama al pueblo de El Salvador" también está disponible en español.

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Statements at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council

The 46th session of the Council is held from 22 February to 23 March 2021 in a mostly virtual format. We continue to work closely with Franciscans and other grassroots partners to ensure that urgent human rights issues are raised, even now that representatives are unable to travel to Geneva themselves. 

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New Migration Dynamics in Northern Central America, Mexico and the United States

Franciscans launch a new advocacy diagnosis examining Central American exodus caravans, COVID-19, and serious human rights violations (disponible en español)

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Regional Perspectives on a UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change

Franciscans International and CIEL present key recommendations from civil society and Indigenous Peoples on the creation of a new mandate.

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Expand your horizon on International Migrants Day

We encourage everyone to use today to learn more about the many dimensions of 'people on the move.'

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Recover Better - Stand up for human rights

On International Human Rights Day 2020, Franciscans International urges all States to heed the UN's call to "recover better."

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Come help us out!

We are offering a paid internship from February to April 2021.

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FI launches "Tearing Down the Walls"

Our new publication, which challenges myths around migration from a human rights perspective, is now available in English, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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Statements at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council

The Council conducted its September session in a hybrid form, with participants engaging both virtually and in-person. We worked closely with Franciscans and other grassroots partners to ensure that urgent human rights issues are raised, even when representatives are unable to travel to Geneva themselves.

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