International Human Rights Observer (IHRO)

International Human Rights Observer (IHRO) working together with Governments, United Nations and other International institutions to promote and protect the basic fundamental human rights of the masses declared in the universal charter of human rights of United Nations to build a global village of lasting peace, social, and economic justice and development for the 21st century.

IHRO is an independent, non-political, non-profitable and non-governmental organization registered under social welfare act 1961 in Pakistan and incorporated in USA and UK. It has 53000 volunteers network members in Pakistan.

VISION
International Human Rights Observer’s envisions a world in which every individual irrespective of his cast, religion or color enjoys international human rights norms and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
MISSION
Our mission and dream is to promote and protect human rights and since 1996, we are striving to make our dream a reality – we believe that it could be a reality . To make it happen we advocate, research and undertake action at all possible levels; national, international and government, grass roots. We are focusing our efforts to prevent the abuses by empowering the people through Human Rights Education, as knowledge is power. We build partnerships to end grave abuses of the rights for achieving physical and mental integrity, freedom of religion, beliefs and expression and also freedom from discrimination for the whole humanity.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
  • Through Human Rights Education we want to create consciousness with respect of right and liabilities among individuals. IHRO has started the project of Human Rights Education and awareness project in 2000.
  • To work for the rectification and implementation by Pakistan of Universal declaration of Human Rights and other related chartered covenant and protocols.
  • To take necessary action in preventing Human Rights Violation and provide aid and assistance including legal aid to victims of Human Rights violations to Individuals and Groups striving to protect Human Rights.
  • To receive and investigate reported and unreported cases and allegation of Human Rights violations and recommending appropriate action to the concerned authorities.
  • To provide basic necessities of life such as drinking water, medical relief, and dowry to poor, and helpless girls, drainage and other rural development schemes like model villages particularly to the people and remote areas living in small villages.
  • To help in keeping the environment free from pollution and other measures. To work for Sustainable Development and Human Rights is also priority of our organization
  • To educate and create consciousness among youth and women against drugs narcotics and HIV-Aids and to work for the welfare of youth and women.
  • To co-operate with National and international organizations, groups and individuals engaged in promoting human rights and to participate in meeting and conferences on Human Rights at home and in abroad

 

OBJECTIVES

Educating and creating awareness among the masses about their fundamental freedoms and rights enshrined within the Constitution of Pakistan and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Campaigning at all levels through peaceful means for upholding the rights of vulnerable groups e.g. women, children, minorities, refugees, internally displaced people etc. To raise the awareness about issues like HIV/AIDS, poverty, genocide, ethnic cleansing etc.

Intervening to take necessary actions where human rights are being violated. By providing assistance to the victim’s e.g. legal and technical aid to victims of human rights violations.

Documenting reported and unreported cases and investigating allegations of human rights violations and recommending appropriate action to the concerned authorities

Publishing the research reports, facts, data and studies conducted by the IHRO and its volunteers to highlight the situation of human rights. Also propagate the research carried out/ work done by independent sources.

Mobilizing the local communities, sensitizing the public and raising the issues at all relevant forums to find local solutions.

Networking and building relationships with organizations, groups and individuals engaged in promoting human rights.

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