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The US Human Rights Network is a national network of organizations and individuals working to strengthen a human rights movement and culture within the United States, that is led by the people most directly impacted by human rights violations.
Overview: 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].
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws".
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.