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USHRN Report: 2018 Status of Human Rights in the US

ushrn_report_2018_1The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) is pleased to release its seventh annual report on the status of human rights in the United States on December 10th in honor of Human Rights Day.

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Intersectionality: A Tool for Realizing Human Rights

Foremost, intersectionality is a tool for revealing and transforming the interworkings of power and oppression. Therefore, it is a powerful tool for realizing human rights for all. In its most popular form, many understand it to be a method for revealing the multiple dimensions of our social identities, e.g., how we simultaneously experience our race, gender, class, age, ability and so forth as unique experiences of privilege and/or discrimination. - Dr. Yolande Tomlinson

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Framing Questions on Intersectionality

ushrn_2013_conference_logo_0Framing Questions on Intersectionality provides an introduction to the principle and framework of "intersectionality."

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Video of the IACHR Hearing on Access to Water (April 4, 2016)

On April 4, 2016, members of the USHRN-convened National Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Coalition testified at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on violations of the human rights to water and sanitation in the United States. Watch the video of the hearing below:

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International Migrants Day

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Dec 18 - International Migrants Day

Today, December 18th, is International Migrants Day - and we say "Migration is a Human Right!"

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No One Shall Be Subjected to Torture: Standish Willis and Joey Mogul

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This week's post is the final posting of our 2015 U.S. Human Rights Movement Builder Awards recipients and 2015 UDHR Campaign. For this last post we are spotlighting the incredible work of Standish Willis of Black People Against Police Torture and Joey Mogul of Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, two lawyers who played major roles in the successful campaign to win reparations for survivors of police torture in Chicago.

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The Right to Just and Favorable Conditions of Work: Black Workers for Justice

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UDHR Campaign 2015 - The Right to Just and Favorable Conditions of Work: Black Workers For Justice

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Speak Truth to Power Human Rights Curriculum

The Speak Truth to Power curriculum introduces general human rights issues through the stories of some remarkable people working in the field, and urges students to become personally involved in the protection of human rights.

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Human Rights Here and Now

Human Rights Here and Now is intended to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and to further human rights education in the United States. It can be used by educators in classrooms, by human rights advocates in informal settings, and by individuals for their own self-learning.  It was published in 1998 and was a contribution to the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education, 1995-2004

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LGBT Rights: A Human Rights Perspective

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights: A Human Rights Perspective is intended to help teachers introduce thoughtful examination and responsible action among high school students about the rights of sexual minorities. Unlike other curricula, however, this discussion is not set in the context of civil or political rights but in the broader context of human rights at the international level as well as at the most local level of school.  This resource was created in 2000 as part of the The Human Rights Education Series published by the Human Rights Resource Center at the University of Minnesota and was a contribution to the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education, 1995-2004.

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The Rights to Movement and Migration: Adelina Nicholls

UDHR Campaign 2015 - The Rights to Movement and Migration: Adelina Nicholls

The Rights To Movement & Migration: Adelina Nicholls
Since 2001, Adelina Nicholls has overseen, coordinated, and carried out the efforts of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR)to develop grassroots leaders and organizations within Georgia’s Latino immigrant communities in order to defend and advance Latinos' civil and human rights. Originally from Mexico City, Adelina studied sociology at the Autonomous National University of México (UNAM), where she later taught courses in sociology, social theory, social research techniques, and methodology in the Political and Social Science College.

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Human Rights 101: Youth and Human Rights

introduction_to_hrThe following resource is a copy of the presentation from the 2013 USHRN national biannual conference. Using the UDHR as the focal point, it outlines basic human rights principles and documents, provides a brief history and context of the UDHR, and uses youth-focused case studies as examples. This resource can be adapted for any introductory presentation on human rights.

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