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The Icelandic Human Rights Centre NGOs in Iceland

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The Icelandic Human Rights Centre NGOs in Iceland

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  1. TheIcelandicHumanRightsCentreNGOsinIceland Introduction

  2. TheCentrewasfounded at Thingvelliron 17 June 1994 bynineorganizationsandinstitutionsworkinginvariousfields of humanrightsinIceland • Nowthepartnerorganizationsare 14 • Independent NGO striving to promote human rights in Iceland

  3. Mainactivities • Nordiccollaboration • Council of Europe (CoE) – ECRI – reportsandcommunication • Internationalco-operationwithotherhumanrightsinstitutions • Supplementaryreports – “shadowreports” tothe UN, CRC, ICCPR, CESCR-UPR • 16 daysactionagainstgender-basedviolenceinIcelandEuropeanweekagainstracism

  4. Mainactivities • Extensiveinformationonhumanrightsonwebpage (www.humanrights.is) • Specializedhumanrightslibrary • Publishing • Conferences & seminars • Humanrightseducation • Commentsonbills of law & governments’ action plans • Legalcounselling for immigrantsinIceland • EU project PROGRESS-actionsagainstdiscrimination

  5. NgosinIceland • Fyrirlestrar.is-on-linepresentationspromotingtolerance • Samtökin ´78- (LBGT organisation) • TheWomen‘s Counselling- freelegalandsocialworkcounselling for women. • TheWomen‘s Shelter • Stígamót- a counsellingandinformationcentreonsexualviolence • IcelandicScouts- socialparticipation, volunteerwork for socialbenefit • IcelandicRedCross- volunteerwork for socialbenefit • SavetheChildren- Iceland • Geðhjálp- Association of peoplewith mental disorders • TheNaturePreservationSociety

  6. NgosinIceland • Þroskahjálp- Association of peoplewithintellectualdisabilities • ÖBÍ- Association of thedisabledinIceland • IOGT- AbstinenceAssociation • TheWomen‘s Federation of Iceland • TheIcelandicWomen‘s RightsAssociation • TheFederation of SeniorCitizens • MulticulturalandInformationCenter • Reykjavík City HumanRightsOffice • Centre for GenderEquality • TheChildren‘s Ombudsman

  7. Thankyou • Pleasevisitourwebsitewww.humanrights.is for moreinformation • On our web-site you will find: • - Information about the Icelandic Human Rights Center and its work. • - Information about Human Rights in Iceland. • - Access to information from the Human Rights Education Project. • moreinformation