New Primer: Rights at Risk
Anti-rights actors’ infiltration of the UN - Spot key groups and debunk their narratives
In human rights systems, anti-rights actors are now operating with increased frequency, coordination, resources, and impact. These actors are chipping away at the very content and structure of our human rights concepts, institutions, and protections - with disastrous consequences for human rights and gender justice. Anti-rights actors form a complex web across national and international spaces. They are often able to sustain their work through large budgets, in many cases from obscure sources.
Anti-rights actors are moving away from using explicitly regressive language, and co-opt human rights language and social justice issues to gain legitimacy. This primer is designed to help you spot some of the key anti-rights groups active in international spaces, and recognize and debunk some of their common discourses. The primer is derived from the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) Trends Reports, Rights at Risk and Rights at Risk: Time for Action.
Download the primer to recognize and debunk these anti-rights discourses:
- “Gender ideology”
- Ideological colonization and cultural imperialism
- Conscientious objection
- “Prenatal genocide”
- “Protection of the Family”
- “Parental Rights” and Protection of Children
- Subverting Universality
Download the primer to get key information on the following anti-rights groups:
- World Congress of Families
- Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)
- Family Watch International (FWI)
- World Youth Alliance
- Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF)
The effect on our rights has already been grave, but this is not a done deal. We can all play a part in resisting anti-rights agendas and reclaiming our rights.