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

Whether you're concerned about the environment, human rights, or trade inequalities, the TPP lacks a fair, accountable and transparent way to settle these disputes.
The Women, Peace and Security Act 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.
It's time for the United States to join the rest of the world and make the world a safer place for children.
The Senate needs to ratify the Women's Rights Treaty now!

News and Updates

Women for the Human Race...Not a New Arms Race
By Tad Daley | January 30, 2017 - 12:00am EST
CGS was a robust participant in the historic Women's March on Washington on January 21st, the day after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th American president.  CGS, of course, is a nonpartisan organization. But as President-Elect, Mr. Trump indicated that he intended to increase the American nuclear arsenal "until the world comes to its senses," and even tweeted the words, "Let it be an arms race."  Few [...] Read More
Venezuela, Human Rights, Mercosur, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uraguay
By Jennifer Keck | January 15, 2017 - 5:46pm EST
Mercosur didn’t waste any time. The South American trade group warned that it would suspend Venezuela’s membership if it didn’t improve human rights and immigration conditions by December 1st. On December 2nd, Mercosur did in fact suspend Venezuela, according to the AP Press. The move came after the country failed to meet the standards it agreed to comply with upon joining in 2012. However, despite the unanimous decision [...] Read More
Enslaved Sex Worker Helps DHS Take Down Her Captors (photo from www.dhs.gov)
By Chuck Woolery | January 11, 2017 - 12:05pm EST
January 11, 2017 is a special day.  Not because of the numeric coincidence of 1-11-17.  But because of the large number of human beings who remain victims of human trafficking, one of the most degrading, harmful and illegal injustices known on earth, and we have to be reminded of it.  In 2007, the U.S. Senate designated January 11 as the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day --  making it the 10th year the world has [...] Read More