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Electronic Plant Information Centre (ePIC)

Electronic Plant Information Centre (ePIC)

A major project of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, ePIC provides “a single point of search across all Kew’s major specimen, bibliographic and taxonomic databases on the Internet.” Includes digital images and electronic documents.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Home & Garden–Specific Plants & Gardening Techniques; Science & Technology–Life Sciences–Plant Biology (Botany)

Patrin

Patrin

Patrin is a learning resource and information centre about Romani culture, social issues, and current events. This web site has articles, links to other resources, a history of the Romani people, and information on language, culture, and arts.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Customs, Traditions, And Folklore; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–European/European-American; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Civil Rights Digital Library

Civil Rights Digital Library

The CRDL is a digital collection based on the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia, featuring newspapers, letters, videos, photographs and other archival materials. A very comprehensive sight who’s focus it to bring awareness to the subject, and to provide access points for education.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Era–20th Century United States History; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–United States Culture

The Satellite Sentinel Project

The Satellite Sentinel Project

The war-torn African nation of Sudan remains (as of 2011) rife with potential for warfare between its Northern and Southern borders, and actor-activist George Clooney visualized a website that could monitor its borders so that action can be taken should battle – and the rampant human rights violations that accompany it – be reignited. Partnered wi …
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Africa; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Foreign Policy & International Relations; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

explore

explore

The website “explore” is “a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes.” This site includes short films and photograph collections of issues including environmental causes, education, human rights, public health, animal welfare, spirituality and disabilities.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Philanthropy & Social Service; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Disabilities; Education–Teachers & Administrators–Lesson Planning; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Animal Rights; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Human Rights Education Association

Human Rights Education Association

An “international non-governmental organization that supports human rights learning,” the website contains 3,000 full-text guides, curricula, textbooks, bibliographies, treaties, and more.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Law–Non-U.S. & International; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Your Rights-UK

Your Rights-UK

Your Rights is an “online guide to human rights law in England and Wales.” Read the rights of children, protesters defendants, workers, prisoners and more, and get the latest information on legislation and lobbying efforts for individual rights.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Law–Non-U.S. & International; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Equality and Human Rights Commission

“The independent advocate for equality and human rights in Britain, the Equality and Human Rights Commission aims to reduce inequality, eliminate discrimination, strengthen good relations between people, and promote and protect human rights” by consulting with private groups, initiating political policy change and engaging the public.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Law–Non-U.S. & International; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Pambazuka News

Pambazuka News

A newsletter about human rights in Africa. Exploring issues from women’s rights and elections, to health care. This weekly Fahamu publication allows you to read articles, contribute your opinion, and download and listen to podcasts.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Africa; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

International Freedom of Expression eXchange

International Freedom of Expression eXchange

The International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX) is a global network of organizations that promote and defend freedom of expression. IFEX runs an alert service that monitors attacks on journalists, writers and others. Users can find current information on human rights abuses arranged by region. The website is available in English, French a …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Clara Barton in Dansville NY, 1866 and 1876 -1886

Clara Barton in Dansville NY, 1866 and 1876 -1886

Read about Clara Barton’s work during her years in Dansville, New York, recognized as the site of the first local Red Cross Society of the United States.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States–Midatlantic (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania); Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–19th Century History; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Social Work; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The UNHCR contains a large amount of information about refugees from around the world. Information includes basic data about who UNHCR helps and how, what a refugee is and what rights they have, refugee statistics, photos of refugee life, press releases and other timely information, a clickable image map linking to data by region, publications, an …
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Government–International Government & Intergovernmental Groups–United Nations; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Amnesty International External Country Reports

Amnesty International External Country Reports

Amnesty International provides a variety of information about violations of human rights around the world. You can read detailed reports on human rights violations and you can read about campaigns that have been launched to put an end to those injustices.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

This site belongs to the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women, struggling for peace, freedom, democracy, and women’s rights in Afghanistan. The site contains a biography of Meena, founding member of RAWA, who was murdered in 1987 by agents of the KHAD (the Afghanistan branch of the KGB.)
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights; Social Sciences–Gender & Sexuality

WomenWatch: UN Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

WomenWatch: UN Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

An information gateway to the many United Nations services and programs working towards women’s equality and empowerment. Offers the latest UN news on women’s rights, videos, publications, committees, and more.
Subject: Social Sciences–Gender & Sexuality–Women; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Tolerance.org

Tolerance.org

“The mission of Tolerance.org is to create a national community committed to human rights. Its goal is to awaken people of all ages to the problem of hate and intolerance, to equip them with the best tolerance ideas and to prompt them to act in their homes, schools, businesses and communities… Tolerance.org is structured for easy access to news, …
Subject: Social Sciences–Sociology; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Home Page

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Home Page

“This website contains the most comprehensive collection of translations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948. Over 250 different language versions are available in HTML, PDF and graphical forms.”
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights; Law, Government & Political Science–Political Science–Documents–Philosophical

Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons and Human Rights

Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons and Human Rights

This site is devoted to the “father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb”, the “Soviet physicist who became … a spokesman for the conscience of mankind.” “This exhibit tells about Sakharov??s extraordinary life,” including information about his history, his work in nuclear physics, his views on democracy and human rights, and links to other sites. The si …
Subject: Science And Technology–Physics–Atomic And Nuclear Physics; Science And Technology–Physics–Physicists; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights

Amnesty International Report 2005

Amnesty International Report 2005

An annual report covering human rights issues and violations around the world. The report is divided by region, and contains a general overview for each region, with links to reports for individual countries. Topics include the death penalty and executions, war and refugees, imprisonment, and political dissent.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Human Rights