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LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge and the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Paulino Wanawilla Onango (right) during the LWF-hosted UN side event on human rights in South Sudan. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
13 Mar
South Sudan: Human rights’ review mechanism provides strong foundation for lasting peace
Advocacy, UPR, United Nations, General Secretary Martin Junge, South Sudan
13 Mar
LWF and representatives of both civil society and faith-based actors in South Sudan have noted the government’s growing openness to address human rights violations through constructive engagement...
Members of the Colombian Commission of Jurists detail the situation in their country at a Human Rights Council side event on 16 March 2018. Photo: LWF/ Peter Kenny
21 Mar
Increase of attacks on human rights defenders in Colombia
UNHRC, peace building, Peace-building, peacebuilding, Advocacy, Human Rights, indigenous people, Minorities and Indigenous People, DWS Colombia, UPR
21 Mar
Despite the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the main guerrilla group, human rights violations continue. A parallel report assembled by the Lutheran World Federation and Colombian...
A participant from the Myanmar government contributes to the human rights discussion, at a meeting organized by LWF Myanmar. Photo: LWF Myanmar
15 Aug
LWF Myanmar behind “milestone” meeting on human rights
Universal Periodic Review, United Nations, Human Rights, UPR
15 Aug
Government, civil society draw up recommendations for the country
Mozambique human rights defenders discuss the human rights situation in Mozambique with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). From left, Sousa Goncalves Chele, head of strategic planning department of the Human Rights League-Mozambique, Dr. Alice Mabota, founder of the Human Rights League, LWF Advocacy Officer in Mozambique Nordine Ferrao, LWF Project Coordinator in Beira (Mozambique) Luis Maibeque Gonda , LWF Advocacy Officer Dr Ojot Ojulu, High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and Abigail Noko, OHCHR-Africa Branch. Photo: LWF/E. Gore
7 Jul
“Courageous people like you give us hope”
DWS, DWS Mozambique, UPR
7 Jul
UN Human Rights Commissioner commends LWF work in Mozambique
Community consultations in Mozambique led to a parallel report raising the issue of land rights, women’s rights, the right to justice, and the rights of minorities. Photo: LWF/ S.Oftadeh
16 Mar
Empowering people to claim their rights
Universal Periodic Review, UPR, DWS Myanmar
16 Mar
Workshop focuses on human rights : achieving impact
 Community consultation in Mozambique prior to UN human rights investigations. Photo: LWF/ S. Oftadeh
21 Jan
Human rights remain a challenge in Mozambique
DWS Mozambique, Human Rights, UPR, Universal Periodic Review
21 Jan
Mixed feedback after Universal Periodic Review
Young women in Rwamwanja settlement were one of the focal groups in the consultations. Photo: LWF/ S. Oftadeh
19 Jan
UN human rights consultations start in Uganda
Uganda, UPR, Universal Periodic Review, DWS, gender inequality, Violence, gender-based violence
19 Jan
Giving communities a voice on the international stage
A Dalit woman in Nepal. Implementing the Discrimination and Untouchability Act of 2011, which abolishes caste discrimination, is a major human rights challenge in Nepal. Photo: LWF/Lucia de Vries
16 Nov
Human rights: Myanmar and Nepal accept LWF recommendations
DWS Myanmar, Universal Periodic Review, UPR, Myanmar, Nepal
16 Nov
Giving communities a voice on the international stage
A woman walks down a street in Myanmar, where women are particularly disadvantaged. The LWF has presented recommendations to the UN human rights process which will scrutinise human rights in Myanmar.
16 Oct
Human rights support sought to change lives in Myanmar
DWS Myanmar, Myanmar, UPR, Human Rights
16 Oct
Delegation from Myanmar presents human rights report report
LWF staff collect information about human rights concerns at a village in Mozambique. Photo: S. Oftadeh
11 Jun
LWF to gather proof of human rights status in Mozambique
Universal Periodic Review, UPR, DWS Mozambique, Mozambique
11 Jun
“A responsibility to ensure the evidence we collect is robust”
A cooperative of Dalit women in Nepal. LWF is working with marginalized communities to help them claim their rights. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
31 Mar
Human Rights in Myanmar and Nepal
DWS Myanmar, Myanmar, Human Rights, UPR
31 Mar
LWF Submits Parallel Reports to Human Rights Council