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Action: File ICCPR Issues in January 2019

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Submit your issues for the US government's periodic report to the ICCPR. Deadline: January 14, 2019.

Action: File ICCPR Issues in January 2019

A Template to Submit Information to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

140529_nx15a_mlarge_fanon_mendes_france_sn635_0Overview: The following is a suggested template for U.S. Civil Society submissions to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent[UNWGEPAD or Working Group].

A Template to Submit Information to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

 

 

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Update from the #MidDecadeSummit

On November 13, we hosted the #MidDecadeSummit at Howard University to mark the halfway point of the International Decade for People of African Descent. The Summit was co-sponsored by the US Human Rights Network, the Leadership Conference Education Fund, the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, and the European Network of People of African Descent.

 

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USHRN honors The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

Today we celebrate International Women Human Rights Defenders Day by recognizing one of our many influential, impactful, and essential grassroots member organizations: The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects.

 

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119 organizations wrote a letter urging Congress to #SaveAsylum and end the Remain in Mexico Program

This month, the USHRN endorsed and signed on to a letter to Congressional committees urging action to end the Remain in Mexico program. The letter was submitted via email to the five Congressional offices to whom the letter is addressed, and to the House of Representatives.

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Conversation: Natalie A. Collier, founder of The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects

The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects takes a holistic approach to the leadership development of Black girls and women through a consortium of projects. These projects are avenues by which Black girls in the southeastern United States are centered. We’re growing as an organizing, educating, advocating and cultural space that nurtures leadership development, engages in reproductive health work that empowers women through policy work and have a focus on civic engagement. The organization creates safe spaces for these Black girls with the goal of having their homes and communities places where their safety and freedom are welcomed.

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Please support a USHRN delegation to the UN on Giving Tuesday!

It’s that time of year again where we come to you asking for your support! December 3 marks Giving Tuesday, and this year the Network is gearing up to support a delegation of USHRN members who are fundraising to travel to the United Nations in Geneva next May, hoping to participate in the official UN review of the United States’ human rights record.

 

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UPR Process: Guidance on the Interaction Phase

Article by independent expert Joshua Cooper (UPR Task Force Co-Chair)

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