Human Rights

Human rights are those rights which are held by all human beings equally, whatever our nationality, sex, origin, color, religion, or any other status. We advocate for an end to all forms of violence against men, women and children throughout the world. We track issues around the Human Rights Council, women's rights and gender based violence, civil rights, LGBT rights, human rights treaties, and more.

Latest Campaigns

Women, Peace and Security Act of 2015 ensures the promotion of women's meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes in order to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict. The bill supports the National Action Plan, which was created in response to UN Security Council resolution 1325.
Can we make the world a safer place for children?
Getting negotiations on the #DisabilityTreaty back on track will take more than a phone call.
The Senate needs to ratify the Women's Rights Treaty now!

News and Updates

By Jennifer Welden | July 20, 2015 - 4:00pm EDT
Having just crossed the border from Italy to France, my train stops at the next station for longer than the usual five-minute interval. Police board the train; I take out my passport, which has become habit at this point. The woman sitting next to me, a French native who has lived in Italy in for the last 20 years, leans over. “They are checking for illegal migrants,” she says. “Sometimes they hide in the bathrooms.” [...] Read More
By Jaira Burke | July 15, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
One in three women will be physically, sexually or otherwise abused during her lifetime, with rates reaching 70 percent in some countries. This ongoing crisis permeates socioeconomic classes, races, creeds, and geographical regions, threatening human rights on a global scale. In light of increasing political will to address this injustice through the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) and the Women’s Rights [...] Read More
Courtesy of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court
By Ronald Glossop | July 13, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
There are two important dates in July for globally-minded Americans.  The 4th of July is an important date for our country, and the 17th of July is an important day for our whole world community.   The Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) was adopted on July 17, 1998.   Five years ago the UN designated July 17th as "International Criminal Justice Day." The day will be celebrated by advocates [...] Read More