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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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The unfortunate decision of the US government to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council comes amid significant criticism of US human rights violations, including separating immigrating families at the southern border...
The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) strongly condemns the United States (US) practice of separating immigrating children and parents at the US border. USHRN, its members and allies, denounce and call for an immediate end to this cruel and immoral policy.
During the 7th Biennial National Convening: Advancing Human Rights 2017, USHRN honored 9 recipients for the Human Rights Movement Builders Award.
My work in the human rights sector, while pruned by academia, was catalyzed by crisis. Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and in the time since, I have been directly involved in the fight for the human right to return and recover. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our family, friends and allies facing crisis in South Texas and South Louisiana as Hurricane Harvey completes his path.