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Wednesday 06 March 2013

Human Rights and Climate Change: Urgent Call for Special Procedure

On Tuesday 26 February 2012, Franciscans International and partners organised a side event at the Human Rights Council on Human Rights and Climate Change. The keynote speaker, H.E. Dr. Mariyam Shakeela, Minister of Environment and Energy of the ...[more]

Wednesday 06 March 2013

FI Side Event on Ensuring Access to Justice For Dalits : Good Practices And Key Challenges

peaople walking on rural road

On Thursday 28 February 2012, Franciscans International in collaboration with International Movement against all forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), Minority Rights Group International (MRI), Human Rights Watch (HRW), World Council of Churches ...

Monday 04 March 2013


This video calls for a pro-active stand in responding to discrimination against Dalits, Untouchability and other forms of segregation.[more]

Monday 11 February 2013

FI has submitted 6 reports to the Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council Chamber

FI submits six written reports to the 22nd session of the HRC on human rights situation in •Benin, •Zambia, •Sri Lanka, •Pakistan, •Indonesia and on the issue of climate change. [more]

Monday 04 February 2013

Franciscans raise awareness on phenomenon of so-called “witch children” in North Benin

African child and his father

In the framework of the implementation of UPR of Benin, Franciscans International and the NGO Franciscans-Benin are committed to addressing the issue of children accused of witchcraft in Northern Benin. [more]

Monday 28 January 2013


indigenous person

Franciscans International invites you to get involved in this mining survey.[more]

Thursday 24 January 2013

Outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Burundi

Franciscans International (FI) submitted a UPR report on Burundi. The Review was held the 24 January 2013. FI addressed three major human rights issues: the right to education, access to land and peace building. [more]