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Human Rights Day 2012

It's time to stop violence against women and girls

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 12.07.2016 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Globally, tens of thousands of women suffer violence every day. This violence takes place in rich countries and in poor ones, in the home, at work, on...

Human Rights Advocacy Is Still Just As Important Today As It Has Ever Been

Rossalyn Warren | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
Rossalyn Warren

Whether it be the Kachin women in Burma demanding an investigation into Kachin abuses, or the women and men that are taking to the streets in India against rape and sexual violence, the message is the same.

Eleven Words

Melanne Verveer | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Melanne Verveer

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day today, I can't help but recall the moment 17 years ago when then-First Lady Hillary Clinton proclaimed, "Women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights."

Science As a Human Right

Karen Kashmanian Oates, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Science
Karen Kashmanian Oates, Ph.D.

The "digital divide" -- the disparity between people with access to science and technology, specifically the Internet -- translates into another lost generation when it comes to education, public health and economic viability. It is also our most telling sign that something drastic must be done.

International Human Rights Day: Ways To Take Action

Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

Updated: Monday, Dec. 10, 12:30 p.m. EST International Human Rights Day, on Dec. 10 commemorates the day when the Universal Declaration of Human Ri...

Safe Shelter, Health and Wellbeing in the World's Poorest Cities

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

When we suggest commemorating Human Rights Day by talking about housing, we're not being reductionist, nor are we just talking about housing: we're talking about access, about opportunity, about communities finding their voice.

Human Rights Day 2012: Much to Celebrate But Many Unresolved Challenges

William F. Schulz | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
William F. Schulz

"Everyone is sick and tired of this issue of human rights," Dmitri Peskov, Vladimir Putin's press secretary, said recently. "It's boringly traditional, boringly traditional, and it's not on the agenda." When I read those words, I knew human rights were here to stay.