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A long-term partner of KIOS, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project EHAHRDP, supports the valuable work of Human Rights Defenders
  • 31 Jan 2017
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A long-term partner of KIOS, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project EHAHRDP, supports the valuable work of Human Rights Defenders

The space of civil society has been diminishing in many East African countries and defending human rights has become even …

KIOS on mukana Educa 2017 messuilla 27-28.1!
  • 24 Jan 2017
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KIOS on mukana Educa 2017 messuilla 27-28.1!

Mietityttääkö maailman tilanne? Voiko kehitystä tapahtua ilman ihmisoikeuksia? Kuuluvatko ihmisoikeudet kaikille? Tule KIOSin kojulle 6p99 keskustelemaan ihmisoikeuskysymyksistä sekä tutustumaan KIOSin …

Human rights defenders are under a serious attack – there is need for serious support
  • 15 Dec 2016
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Human rights defenders are under a serious attack – there is need for serious support

Andrew Anderson was elected as Front Line Defenders’ new Executive Director this fall and he started with the new post …

Ms. Hina Jilani, internationally well-known Pakistani human rights lawyer and co-founder of KIOS partner organization AGHS Legal Aid Cell, elected as new president of OMCT
  • 14 Dec 2016
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  • Pakistan

Ms. Hina Jilani, internationally well-known Pakistani human rights lawyer and co-founder of KIOS partner organization AGHS Legal Aid Cell, elected as new president of OMCT

Award winning and widely respected human rights defender Ms. Hina Jilani was elected as the new president of the World …

Ilman ihmisoikeuksia ei ole kehitystä – KIOSin teoksen julkistamistilaisuus
  • 24 Nov 2016
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Ilman ihmisoikeuksia ei ole kehitystä – KIOSin teoksen julkistamistilaisuus

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First report assessing risks faced by women human rights defenders published in Pakistan.
  • 11 Nov 2016
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  • Pakistan

First report assessing risks faced by women human rights defenders published in Pakistan.

Human rights organization DCHD in Pakistan has made a research, funded by KIOS foundation, which shows that women human rights …


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What Human Rights Work?

Human rights are indivisible, which means they are all equally important. Women’s rights, the rights of vulnerable groups and access to justice are themes regularly in the center of our partners’ work.


Women's Rights and Gender Equality

The work for women’s rights has been on-going for decades locally, regionally and globally. Despite…

Rights of Vulnerable Groups

Vulnerable group refers to groups of people in a more vulnerable position than an average…

Access to Justice

Access to justice means the ability to seek and obtain a remedy for the violations…


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