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August 31, 2015
By Solveig Haugen The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought to...
August 31, 2015
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Top News Saudi Arabia This Friday King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia will make his first visit to the White House since ascending the throne. President Obama and King Salman are...
August 31, 2015
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
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Taras Karasiichuk, Executive Director of Gay Alliance Ukraine In his Words "We have sent letters to the police and they have said, 'sorry but we don't recognize any threats...
August 28, 2015
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Associate, Government Advocacy
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In 2013, the arrival of openly gay U.S. Ambassador James Brewster in the Dominican Republic stirred passionate debate in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. When Human Rights First traveled to...
August 27, 2015
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By Christina Miliou Refugees are pouring into Europe at historic records, many fleeing conflict in the Middle East. But their struggles don’t end when they reach Europe; besides the difficult...
August 26, 2015
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The Obama Administration is gearing up to release its long-awaited plan for closing Guantanamo—a plan that likely involves moving some detainees to a federal or military prison within the United...
August 25, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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We all have a different conception of what human rights mean in our own lives. Taken together, these perspectives weave together to create a vivid picture of human rights throughout the world. That’s...
August 24, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News Family Detention Federal Judge Dolly Gee ruled late on Friday that the Obama Administration must release children from family detention centers “without unnecessary delay” and that they...
August 21, 2015
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
From New York to Pakistan, people are uniting to combat modern day slavery. Most recently: the popular photoblog Humans of New York raised awareness of enslaved Pakistani laborers—...
August 21, 2015
By Solveig Haugen, The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought...

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