Publications and reports
Publications and Reports
KIOS publication 1/2018:
From little things big things grow: KIOS – 20 years defending human rights (pdf)
The publication is a look into the human rights work that civil society organisations have undertaken with the support of KIOS. It includes stories written by fourteen organisations from South Asia and East Africa, complemented by writing from KIOS’ stakeholders from Finland and abroad. The stories give a glimpse of what KIOS partners have achieved in their work to defend human rights.
KIOS publication 1/2016 (in Finnish):
Ilman ihmisoikeuksia ei ole kehitystä (pdf)
This publication gives voice to seven human rights defenders, who have experienced different challenges and successes in their work for human rights.
KIOS Seminar Helsinki 2015:
KIOS Seminar Helsinki 2014:
KIOS Seminar Helsinki 2013:
Human Rights Defenders as Actors of Social Change (pdf)
KIOS, KEPA and Finn Church Aid Seminar Helsinki 2012:
Implementing Human Rights Based Approach: The Case of Right to Food (pdf)
KIOS, Siemenpuu and Abilis seminar Helsinki 2011:
Minority and indigenous peoples rights seminar publication 2011 (pdf)
KIOS and DEMO Finland seminar Helsinki 2010:
Democracy and Human Rights for Development (pdf)
KIOS seminar Helsinki 2009:
Conflicting Women´s Rights – Human Rights Framework to Women’s Role in Post Conflict Countries (pdf)
KIOS seminar Helsinki 2008:
Realizing Democratic Rights at the Grassroots – Experiences from Africa and Asia
This independent evaluation from May 2020 was commissioned by the three Foundations Abilis, KIOS and Siemenpuu. It assesses the working practices and achievements of the Foundations during the period 2018/2019.
The study analyses the results of the post-evaluation questionnaire that was sent in 2015 to the NGOs that executed KIOS-funded projects which had ended in 2010-2013.
The study analyses the results of the post-evaluation questionnaire that was sent in 2011 and 2012 to the NGOs that executed KIOS-funded projects which had ended from two to five years ago (i.e. projects ending between 2006 and 2009).
KIOS thematic reports 2006
KIOS thematic reports were first published in 2006 in collaboration with researchers from Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University.
Democratic Rights in a Development Perspective
Kristian Myntti, Dr.Pol.Sc.
This study analyses international and regional human rights instruments with relevance for the right to democracy and the rule of law, particularly from a development perspective. The study includes a survey of the situation in a number of developing countries in Africa and East Asia receiving Finnish development aid regarding the realization of democratic rights.
Human Rights of Women
Katarina Frostell, Lic.Pol.Sc
The study addresses the human rights of women as protected by international human rights law. It focuses in particular on rights of relevance to women in a development context and on an effort to broaden the understanding of the human rights-based approach to development. The rights analysed are property rights, work-related rights, the right to an adequate standard of living, participatory rights, the right to education, reproductive rights and integrity rights.
Right to Education from a developing Country Perspective
Alessandra Lundström Sarelin, M.Pol.Sc.
In this study the different elements and aspects of the right to education are dealt with from a developing country perspective. States should not only make education de jure compulsory, but must also offer a genuine right to all children by making primary education free of charge. The study reviews the de facto situation from a quantitative as well as qualitative point of view in the following countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan.