Human Rights Research League
Research. Education. Advocacy. Development. (R.E.A.D.)
The Human Rights Research League (HRRL) is a non-governmental organization aiming at protecting individuals by placing acts contrary to human rights and international humanitarian law, systemic grievances as well as humanitarian emergencies on the agenda. HRRL seeks to contribute to knowledge and research based public discussion and problem analysis without geographical, political, confessional or other limitations or alignments.
As our name suggests, we are an organization primarily focused on research from the basis of a strong academic foundation. However, we recognize that lasting impact and positive change also depend on connecting academics and practitioners, combining research on root causes of human rights challenges with implementation of projects and policies addressing those grievances.
To this end, we are engaged in four focus areas: Research. Education. Advocacy. Development. (R.E.A.D.), all with a view to bridging the gap between academic and practical approaches to human rights, and between problem analysis and implementation of solutions.
News & reports
In the aftermath of Human Rights Research League's Webinar on FGM and Women's Access to Health, Norwegian-Somali news channel NorSom News interviewed HRRL Chairman Tom Syring on the necessary steps to further adddress the challenges women that are or have been exposed to FGM face, including a lack of knowledge of their particular concerns within (national) health sectors not familiar with the practice and consequences of FGM, and cross-cutting social norms. The interview on NorSom News TV (with Somali subtitles) and the Somali language article on NorSom News are also available. For further information on the topic, you may also want to refer to the webinar video of HRRL's webinar on 'FGM, Women's Access to Health, and Social Norms in Norway'.