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.

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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

If you would talk to your daughter about safety, talk to your son about consent.
August 21, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
 When you dress like that you are asking to be raped. For every man in jail for rape, there should be a woman in the cell next to his. It wasn’t uncommon to hear my prep school teachers utter sentences like these. Though their statements outraged me, I never took them to be indicative of society as a whole; surely no one outside of my backward little Northern Virginia community would actually blame a victim for her own [...] Read More
August 18, 2014 - 12:00pm EDT
If you have not yet heard of Brandon Stanton and his photo blog, Humans of New York, you need to check it out here (and here is the Facebook page). Stanton started HONY in 2010. His goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot the city’s inhabitants on a map; the result is not only photos, but an incredible blog that highlights the human dynamic and diversity of New York. Now the United Nations has taken notice; [...] Read More
August 06, 2014 - 3:00pm EDT
For approximately 3 billion people in the world, both wild-caught and farmed seafood are their primary source of protein. Moreover, an estimated 85 percent of marine fish stocks are either overfished or fully exploited. But the problem of overfishing is not just an issue of consumption; the types of fish we choose to eat and the way in which we catch these fish are related to many other issues--namely food waste, [...] Read More