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March 16, 2017
Senior Associate, LGBT
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A cellphone video showing the torture of a trans woman, who was later murdered, has caused international outrage and placed the spotlight on the dire plight of trans people in Brazil. In the...
March 16, 2017
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By Laura Murchie Last week I traveled to Guantanamo Bay to observe the military commission pre-trial hearings for detainee Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of the...
March 15, 2017
Assistant, Human Trafficking
A 2016 Washington Post investigation of the cobalt industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo brought to light the dangerous conditions that miners there face. Per the report, it is estimated that...
March 15, 2017
Senior Advisor
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Being audited is never fun, but when it’s part of a government witch-hunt against legitimate dissent it’s particularly frustrating and exhausting....
March 14, 2017
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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The Trump Administration is ramping up its efforts to strengthen security cooperation with Egypt. This is probably the right thing to do, provided it’s coupled with an effort to press Egypt on human...
March 13, 2017
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By Robyn Barnard and Natasha Arnpriester Last week Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly said he “would do almost anything to deter the people from Central...
March 13, 2017
Senior Director, Communications
TOP ITEMS President’s Budget Request President Trump is expected to submit his budget request to Congress on Thursday. The administration has indicated that the new budget will include drastic...
March 09, 2017
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When veterans serve, they do so without regard to race, gender, creed, or religion. Veterans are as diverse as America itself—but if there is one thing that unites them all: the unwavering...
March 07, 2017
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
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Last week the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism called on President Trump to develop a comprehensive response to antisemitic hate crime. The appeal came...
March 07, 2017
Communications Associate
Today the U.S. State Department promises to hold its first daily press briefing under the Trump administration. Roughly thirty working days into the tenure of the new team at Foggy Bottom, a...

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