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Tacoma, WA- Organizers, activists, fighters and believers from around the country and across Washington state, will converge in Tacoma to rally against detentions and deportations, and call for the right to return of deported communities and families. This event is co-sponsored and supported by over 40 organizations nationwide. The rally will occur at the infamous Northwest Detention Center where many members of the Cambodian and other immigrant and refugee communities are transferred from many places around the country, as their last stop before deportation and often permanent separation from home and loved ones.
The time has come again to start preparations for the next review of the United States by the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT). As you may recall, the last review of the United States by the Committee took place in November 2014, and the Committee issued the following recommendations (called Concluding Observations) to the United States.
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We remember the life and work of our sister in the struggle for human rights, Berta Cáceres. Having just commemorated World Water Day, we recognize that her life was stolen as she defended the land of the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras against profiteering interests to build a dam that would cut off the water supply for so many Lenca people and impinge on their right to live off their land
The Department of Global Communications (former DPI) will hold its 68th annual UN Civil Society Conference between 26- 28 August in Salt Lake city.
The Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration is a multi-disciplinary conference to connect scholars and Black Communities around the world.
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We did it! Last week, we successfully delivered our petition [link] against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Mauna Kea sacred mountain, signed by 50 civil society organizations, academic institutions, and Indigenous Peoples around the world. Our signatories represent thousands of concerned individuals across the world. Thank you for speaking up and signing your organization on.
Don’t forget to register for tomorrow’s webinar led by our partners at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University. US Human Rights Network Executive Director Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez will be moderating a discussion between labor rights leaders from four leading organizations on the International Labour Organization's groundbreaking new convention to end violence at work.
Phoenix, AZ - Following the horrific domestic terror attack in El Paso, Texas, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement calling for Donald Trump to take responsibility for his dangerous, racist rhetoric and denounce white nationalist violence.
Sam is one of the world’s leading advocates for LGBTQ youth. They currently serve as the Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs for The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth.
Please share the petition with your networks -- let’s work together to mobilize human rights defenders everywhere in support of Kanaka Maoli, Indigenous Peoples, and sacred places everywhere.
The US Human Rights Network signed on to this important letter to representatives at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights requesting them to visit the US-Mexico border to consider human rights violations against migrants.