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The Reality of Aid

The Reality of Aid project is a major north/south international non-governmental initiative focusing exclusively on analysis and lobbying for poverty eradication policies and practices in the international aid regime. It brings together more than 40 civil society networks working in the field of international cooperation in the 22 donor countries, in Asia, the Americas and Africa. The project builds on a ten-year track record of independent assessment of aid policies and practices, accompanied by constructive dialogue with policy makers at national and international levels. The Reality of Aidproject aims to contribute to more effective international aid and development cooperation strategies to eliminate poverty, based on principles of North/South solidarity and equity.
Its website proposes documents and reports on Governance and Human Rights, Millenium Development Goals, Security and Conflict Resolution, and Relief and Rehabilitation.

Global Exchange

Founded in 1988, Global Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world.
Its website proposes Global Economy Campaigns, information regarding War, Peace, Democracy, and Reality Tours (founded on the principles of experiential education and each tour focuses on important social, economic, political and environmental issues).

Other News

This web site is dedicated to the collection and redistribution of professional news and analysis that the commercial media routinely ignore. It aims to provide global analysis of trends and processes, in a media world that is increasingly centred on events.

Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate is a not-for-profit international association of quality newspapers. It aims to bring distinguished voices from across the world (including academics, economists and activists) to local audiences everywhere and to strengthen the independence of printed media in transition and developing countries.
The site describes the monthly commentary features available to interested media sources. A lot of this content is made equally available on line to the general public as well. The vast majority of articles are available in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Russian, French, German, Czech, Chinese, Arabic, and occasionally Japanese.

International Council on Human Rights Policy

The International Council on Human Rights Policy was established in Geneva in 1998 to conduct useful research into problems and dilemmas that face organisations working in the field of human rights.
The site for ICHRP is a source for some 200 working papers available to view on line. The papers cover subjects such as the problems of accessing rights by certain peoples, decentralisation, global public goods, and more country-specific issues.

New Internationalist

New Internationalist Publications is a communications co-operative. It exists to report on issues of world poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor nations; to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met.
Its website proposes news related to globalization, global justice, environment, development and human rights; book, video and music reviews; country profiles and teaching resources and links to assist people who are learning about global issues.


Globalizacija is a journal for political theory and research on Globalisation, Development and Gender Issues. It is produced by Women’s Centre for Democracy and Human Rights, based in Subotica, Serbia and Montenegro and founded in 2000. The centre is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organisation and its mission is to develop democratic society, rule of law and respect for human rights through education, advocacy and research.
The online journal holds online books and publications to download, and articles organised by theme, on topics such as privatisation, ICT, or Security and Militarism. The website is also available in Serbian.

World Organisation Against Torture

The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is the world’s largest coalition of non-governmental organisations fighting against arbitrary detention, torture, summary and extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances and other forms of violence. Its global network comprises nearly 300 local, national and regional organisations, which share the common goal of eradicating such practices and enabling the respect of human rights for all.
The website has a database of urgent appeals, publications, reports and events, as well as details of their programs and activities. The site is also available in French and Spanish.

Front Line

Front Line was founded in Dublin in 2001 to focus on providing practical assistance and support to Human Rights Defenders at risk - people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
The website has updates on the situation of human rights defenders at risk and details of publications. The site also offers access to a number of manuals and resources on defending human rights, such as the Frontline Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Manual. The links on the site give direct access to the relevant section. Much of the information is also available in French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is made up of over 150 dedicated lawyers, journalists, academics, and country experts supported by a cadre of volunteers. The group tracks developments in countries, monitors both governments and rebels and does research into issues such as women’s rights, children’s rights and LGBT rights.
The website has articles, briefing papers and publications online which can be searched by countries or themes. It also contains audio and visual resources. Website is available in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Russian, German, Chinese and Arabic.

International Freedom of Expression Exchange

IFEX is a network of organisations and individuals which fight for the freedom of expression and was formed in 1992. The Clearing House helps coordinate the work of IFEX members, reducing overlap among their activities and making them more effective in their shared objectives. Their work includes Action Alert Network which reports on freedom of expression abuses and then circulates this information.
The site has a list of upcoming events and training programmes in the field of the defense of free speech and news alerts by regions. The site is also available in French and Spanish.


AfricaFiles was launched in 2002 and is a network of volunteers committed to the promotion of human rights, economic justice, African perspectives and alternative analyses. The group produces the online mazine At Issue Ezine, which aims to publish well-researched, provocative and insightful original articles on important current themes in sub-Saharan Africa, such as AIDS, ecology, economic justice, etc.
AfricaFiles offers an email news service sourced from writers based in Africa and the site holds an archive of articles which can be searched by topic or region as well as an extensive links page.

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