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Digital Resources-Background Sources

  • Youth for Human Rights
    Definitions and types of human rights, multiple videos regarding human rights issues, links.
  • Human Rights Watch
    Human Rights Watch researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all
    regions of the world. HRW then publishes those findings in books and reports every year, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. This publicity
    helps to embarrass abusive governments in the eyes of their citizens and the world, hopefully leading to policy changes.
  • Amnesty International
    Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-
    winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.
  • U.S. Department of State
    The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago. Since then, a central goal of U.S. foreign policy has been the promotion of respect for human rights, as embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United States understands that the existence of human rights helps secure peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and corruption,
    strengthen democracies, and prevent humanitarian crimes.
  • International Crisis Group
    Lots of information on countries here, from a group working to prevent conflict.
  • CIA World Factbook
    Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • BBC Country Profiles
    BBC Country Profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives.
  • Freedom House
    Through a vast array of international programs and publications, Freedom House is working to advance the remarkable worldwide expansion of political and economic freedom.
  • Transparency International
    Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world. TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.
  • United Nation: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    United Nation: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights deals with all human rights issues for the United Nations.
  • The Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting
    The Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting's Mission is to promote in-depth coverage of international affairs, focusing on topics that have been under-reported, mis-reported - or not reported at all.
    FRONTLINE/World features two or three "short stories" told by a diverse group of reporters and video journalists. These first-person stories will take viewers on adventurous journeys to foreign lands from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Taking advantage of easily portable digital cameras,correspondents roam widely, observe closely, and when necessary, film surreptitiously.
    Scroll to the bottom to find resource materials on controversial topics such as Child Labor Laws, Human Trafficking, and other human rights violations

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