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November 04, 2015
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
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A recent feature by Buzzfeed's J. Lester Feder on the plight of LGBT Syrian refugees offered a rare look at the lives of one of the most vulnerable displaced groups. Feder relays the fears of LGBT...
November 04, 2015
Equal Justice Works Fellow
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Last week the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) released the report "Women on the Run," documenting 160 cases...
November 03, 2015
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
Advancing freedom of expression in the Middle East is an important part of U.S. security strategy in the region. At least that’s what Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in his remarks at...
November 03, 2015
Director, Communications Strategies and Media
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Since 2012 the United States has resettled only 1,854 Syrian refugees—a small fraction of the four million people who have fled horrific violence in search of safety. A new interactive map from The...
November 03, 2015
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
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In an attempt to expand upon the 2013 Russian law banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors," two elected officials recently announced that they are seeking to criminalize the...
November 02, 2015
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Top News Guantanamo Last week two detainees were transferred out of the the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Shaker Aamer was transferred to the United Kingdom and Ahmed Ould Abdel...
November 02, 2015
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
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Most Americans would have a hard time finding Kyrgyzstan on a map, let alone telling you about its geopolitical environment. But those who care about human rights should take note of what’s...
November 02, 2015
Justice Center Fellow in Public Interest Law
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Last week at least 27 women detained at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center (Hutto) in Taylor, Texas, began a hunger strike to protest the conditions at the facility and demand...
November 02, 2015
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
The Christian Science Monitor has launched a new series exploring the complex systems that undergird modern slavery. The first entry, Modern Slavery: Human Trafficking is Everywhere and Nowhere...
November 02, 2015
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
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Journalists are as vital as civil society activists in safeguarding human rights and democracy around the world. The U.N. Declaration on Human Rights Defenders recognizes the critical...

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