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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

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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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June 2017 Executive Director Message: "Liberation and Strategic Vision"

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The long memories found in historic coastal communities like Africatown in Mobile, Alabama or Houma tribal lands in Dulac, Louisiana tell us that the summer heat brings summer storms. Our current political climate seems to affirm the traditional knowledge that now is the season for preparation and readiness -- which begs two critical questions: what are we preparing for? And are we ready?

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Advancing Human Rights 2017: Conference Supporters

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Advancing Human Rights 2017 Conference Supporters

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ED Message: Women, Water, and Human Rights

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March was the month to really celebrate women and their role in the human rights movements around the globe. In addition to being Women’s History Month, March calls for the honor and recognition of International Women of Colour Day (March 1), International Women’s Day (March 8) and World Water Day (March 22).  

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February 2017 ED Message

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As I assumed my new role as the Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network (USHRN), the communities I care most about braced for a new federal administration brought to power using fear, hate, division, exploitation, greed, and extraction. 

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Landfill drops defamation suit against the BBC!

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“In Uniontown, we are fighting for so much: our health, our environment, clean air, clean water, and access to justice. And if we want to fight, first we need to speak out about what is happening in our community. We’re not afraid to speak out, and I want people to know that they shouldn’t be afraid either,” said Esther Calhoun, one of the Uniontown residents Green Group accused of defamation.

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USHRN Board Chair on Special Rapporteur Visit

UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking Recommends that the U.S. Adopt a Stronger Focus on Labor Exploitation and Cease Prostitution Arrests

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Blog post on FIHRE from 2015 Fellow, Adofo Minka

As a 2015 Fighting Injustice through Human Rights Education (FIHRE) fellow, I felt that FIHRE  provided a space where people from different backgrounds, geographical regions, generations and understandings of human rights could come together and share their experiences and what they have found to be best practices to advance human rights work in the United States.

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