Sparks of Hope

Defending the coastal environment from extractive industries

The region of Maule, Chile is a place of incomparable natural beauty. Near the town of Putú are breath taking sand dunes and wetlands, natural spaces that are attractive to ...

The phone-based service enabling citizens to monitor state violence and access justice

At least 4,224 people were killed by police officers in Brazil in 2016. While some police killings result from legitimate use of force, others are extrajudicial executions. The numbers are ...

Defending workers’ rights in the palm oil industry

Palm oil is everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. Its low market price and useful properties in food processing means the food industry now uses it ...

Taking on India’s domestic violence epidemic

While India is making strides towards gender equality in many areas, it has yet to shake the harsh reality that it is the most dangerous place on earth to be ...

The women bringing justice to victims of domestic violence in Moldova

Domestic and gender-based violence is a deeply rooted problem that exists in every country of the world. In Moldova, approximately 63% of women have suffered from at least one form ...

The power of legal aid to support vulnerable and marginalised workers

Migrant workers represent an extremely vulnerable population group within Israeli society. For those employed in low-paid sectors such as caregiving, housecleaning and agriculture, rights violations are common, including payment below ...

Protecting the rights of Kenya’s Indigenous People

There are roughly 14 groups in Kenya who self identify as indigenous peoples, and they can be roughly categorised as either hunter-gatherers such as the Ogiek, Sengwer and Sanya or ...

Combatting impunity in a collapsed state

The Democratic Republic of Congo is often described as the epitome of a collapsed state; torn by complex conflicts on regional, national and local levels. Rebel factions have been fighting ...

Managing pain and providing care for children living with HIV and cancer

Palliative care is an essential part of any healthcare system. Pain and symptom management and a loving, safe environment are invaluable for people living with serious illnesses and their families, ...

Justice for migrant workers

Two-thirds of Kuwait’s population are migrant workers. Travelling predominantly from South and South-East Asia, most migrate to Kuwait to work in construction or as domestic workers. Migrant workers are vulnerable ...