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Presentación 5

  1. 1. Human Rights Watch
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>Human Rights Watch is an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Location <ul><li>Its headquarters are in New York City and it has offices in Berlin, Beirut, Brussels, Chicago, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles,Moscow, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo, Toronto, and Washington </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Human Rights Watch was founded in 1978, under the name of Helsinki Watch, to monitor the former Soviet Union's compliance with the Helsinki Accords </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Watch committees <ul><li>Americas Watch (1981) </li></ul><ul><li>Asia Watch (1985) </li></ul><ul><li>Africa Watch (1988) </li></ul><ul><li>Middle East Watch (1989) </li></ul><ul><li>In 1988, all of the committees were united under one umbrella to form Human Rights Watch . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Profile <ul><li>Human Rights Watch opposes violations of what it considers basic human rights, which include capital punishment ,discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. freedom of religion and the press. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Human Rights Watch was one of six international NGOs that founded the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers in 1998. It is also the co-chair of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines </li></ul>
  8. 8. Financing and services <ul><li>June 2008, HRW reported receiving approximately US$44 million in public donations. In 2009, Human Rights Watch stated that they receive almost 75% of their financial support from North America, 25% from Western Europe and less than 1% from the rest of the world. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Issues and campaigns <ul><li>Arms trafficking </li></ul><ul><li>Land mines </li></ul><ul><li>Legalisation of abortion on demand </li></ul><ul><li>Feminism </li></ul><ul><li>Gay rights </li></ul><ul><li>Rights of people with AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Child labor </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Child soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Street children </li></ul><ul><li>Genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Torture </li></ul><ul><li>Legal proceedings against human rights abusers </li></ul><ul><li>Trafficking in women and girls </li></ul><ul><li>Abolition of capital punishment worldwide </li></ul>

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