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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

3 Ways to Say #WaterIsAHumanRight On World Water Day!

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Today, the US Human Rights Network joins people across the world to celebrate and recognize World Water Day. Today and everyday, we say: "Water is a human right!" 

3 Ways to Say #WaterIsAHumanRight On World Water Day!

Help us take our work to the next level in 2017!

2016_human_rights_report_cover22016 has been a big, busy, and heavy year for all of us. As we hold that, we want to lift up the powerful work we’ve done with our members, partners, and donors over the past twelve months. Support us and help us take our work to the next level in 2017! 

Help us take our work to the next level in 2017!

Action in Uniontown today for Clean Water and Sanitation

AFTER 3 DECADES OF SEWAGE CRISIS, BLACK BELT CITIZENS DEMAND A CHANGE
Uniontown, AL - Uniontown sits at a very pivotal and important moment. In the midst of a sewage crisis that has lasted over 3 decades, Uniontown has to make a decision: will we build a wastewater treatment plant or more sprayfields?

Action in Uniontown today for Clean Water and Sanitation

 

 

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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].

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USHRN Statement on US Withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council

ushrn_image_for_hrc_statement2The 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...

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USHRN Statement -on the Removal of Immigrant Children from Parents at the Border

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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.

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Meet our 2018 FIHRE Fellows

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We are excited to announce our 2018 FIHRE Fellows for the summer 2018 cohort of Fighting Injustice with Human Rights Education (FIHRE)!

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Keynote Speakers - Advancing Human Rights 20017

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US Human Rights Network is excited to announce three dynamic speakers delivering Keynote Addresses during the7th Biennial National Convening: Advancing Human Rights 2017. 
 

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USHRN Congratulates its 2017 Human Rights Movement Builders Award Honorees

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During the 7th Biennial National Convening: Advancing Human Rights 2017, USHRN honored 9 recipients for the Human Rights Movement Builders Award.

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Human Rights in Times of Crisis: August 2017 Message from ED

a_message_from_the_ed_slideshow_image_augustMy 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.

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USHRN Statement on the Presidential Pardon of Arpaio

resist_and_defend_human_rights_slideshowAtlanta, GA - Last week, President Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who was convicted for criminal contempt for disobeying a federal court judge’s order to stop the unconstitutional practice of imprisoning individuals based solely on suspicion about their immigration status.  

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Historic Southern Communities Welcome Sen. Cory Booker for Environmental & Climate Justice Tour

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Atlanta, GA -- Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) will visit advocates and community leaders in the Gulf South this weekend to gain a deeper understanding of the southern movements for environmental justice and the impact that climate change is having on the region, its infrastructure and citizens.

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