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New Report: Violence Within State Borders– Greece

The Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN), which documents violence against people on the move in Greece, has recently published a new report.


#23of2023: Check out the 23 images, thoughts, moments, feelings and ideas from the IW*S world of 2023! Schau dir die 23 Bilder, Gedanken, Momente, Gefühle und Ideen aus unserer IW*S Welt aus dem Jahr 2023 an!

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75: Rethinking and Constructing its Future Together

Read about the panel presentations of Jennifer Kamau, Elizabeth Ngari and Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez at the Human Rights Conference at Ghent University, Belgium!

How can some of us be more human than others? – Collecting our thoughts on the 75th Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Law fails to fulfil its promise. Human rights and human dignity are presumed to be universal and apply to everyone, which is clearly not the case. The Western canon argues that including human rights into international law is one of the ‘great moral achievements of human history’. However, we see how human rights law has failed to reach many people.

Poetry Slam Throwback!

On December 6th, IW*S' Resilient Voices and Oya Bar collaborated to organize a Poetry Slam Night!

We are calling on the EU to reject the EURODAC reform

EURODAC reinforces a violent system of surveillance, detention, and deportation of migrants. The EU aims to expand the database to children as young as 6, facial images, and to give easier access to police. These changes will transform EURODAC into a violent tool of mass surveillance. 109 organisations, IW*S included, are urging EU lawmakers to reject the ongoing reform of EURODAC.

Creating digital justice ecosystems for anti-colonial digital futures with Weaving Liberation

A new entity, called Weaving Liberation, will coordinate the implementation of digital justice.