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Universal Human Rights

Unveiled: Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Marwa Berro was raised as a Lebanese Muslim. She now lives in the United States. Recently, from my vantage as a feminist and former Christian fundamen...

Jan Diehm

1 In 9 Girls Marries Before Age 15, And Here's What Happens To Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 12.10.2013 | World

December 10 marks the anniversary of the presentation of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes that there are "e...

The New Normal: Reforming Sexual Ethics for Global Justice

Chet Jechura | Posted 04.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Chet Jechura

Sexuality is perhaps the most intimate way one can relate to another human being. This sacred dimension ought not be repressed or oppressed. To deny others access to their full flourishing, to a relationship of intimate union, is to deny their very humanity.

From Tribalism To World Citizenship

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.26.2012 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

There is only one way to lower the danger of nuclear terrorism and conflicts like that between Iran and Israel: the next generation needs to be educated within an ethics of global cooperation from earliest childhood onward.

Dignifying Health: Why Not Quite Everything Is Relative

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
David Katz, M.D.

One might allow that rules and norms vary by culture. But we have no need to blaze new trails here. The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes, based on the consensus of humanity, that dignity is a human right. Cultural relativism has gone a step too far when it steps on dignity.

Universal Day of Human Rights -- Implementing Its Ideals

Maryam Zar | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Maryam Zar

It is not enough to speak about it, celebrate it and quote it to stir the emotions of people who may never have experienced life without those rights, then look away when its principles are violated.

Why The ICC Should Speak Out on Iran

Christopher Santora | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Christopher Santora

Of the many criticisms levied against the international community's efforts to promote accountability, perhaps the most pervasive critique is a rather simple one -- the lack of consistency.