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Joining forces to promote SOGI rights

Watch our short animation ‘Beyond Tolerance’ about how NHRIs can promote and protect Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Rights.

Beyond Tolerance

COVID-19 and Human Rights

Responses to the human rights impact of COVID-19 from National Human Rights Institutions, and other human rights bodies.

COVID-19 News

Freedom of Expression, Association and Peaceful Assembly

Effective protection of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly helps foster a culture of open democracy, enables non-violent participation in public affairs, and invigorates discussions on important issues.

Freedom of expression

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

It is a fundamental right of every person to be treated equally and to live a life free from discrimination and persecution.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Sport and Human Rights

Sport occupies an important place in all of our lives. It is a key pillar of education that unites us through its promotion of dignity, respect and fair play.

Sport and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights is fast becoming a vital area of work for National Human Rights Institutions.

Business and Human Rights

Monitoring Human Rights and the Universal Periodic Review

Monitoring a State’s performance of its international human rights obligations is an important way that national human rights institutions (NHRIs) promote and protect human rights.

Monitoring Human Rights

About Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

Find out more about us and our network of 46 organisations, all of which have a mandate to protect, promote and improve human rights.

Mind the Gap: Pay Equity and the Gender Pay Gap

To ensure women are treated fairly in the workplace, emphasis is now being placed on compulsory reporting of gender pay gaps to drive compliance from companies.

Sport and Human Rights

Sport occupies an important place in all of our lives. It is a key pillar of education that unites us through its promotion of dignity, respect and fair play.

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The Commonwealth Forum

We are a network of 46 organisations, including national human rights institutions, ombudsmen and public defenders working in five regions of the world.

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