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October 10, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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Today two champions of the human rights of children, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
October 10, 2014
Director, Refugee Protection
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Fighting continues to rage in the Syrian town of Kobani near the border with Turkey, as Kurdish fighters—with support from U.S. airstrikes—attempt to keep it from falling to ISIS. More than 180,000...
October 10, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
Human Rights First called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate instances of sexual abuse at the Karnes City, Texas family detention center this week, along with the Mexican...
October 08, 2014
Director, National Security Outreach
With the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program on the horizon, Americans may finally learn what was done in their name. Unfortunately, many are...
October 07, 2014
Assistant, Strategy and Planning / LGBT Rights Campaign
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Facebook often provides a medium for LGBT individuals to express their sexual orientation or gender identity free from the judgment and harassment they would otherwise experience in the non-...
October 06, 2014
Vice President, Communications
Top News IMMIGRATION DETENTION ABUSE CLAIMS Several women detained at the Karnes County Residential Center, an immigration detention facility in southern Texas, say workers have sexually abused...
October 03, 2014
Director, Refugee Protection
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This week the President authorized “in-country” resettlement from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. This step will allow the United States to bring to the country, through its formal resettlement...
October 03, 2014
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By Carolyn Greco Last week, the United States joined other governments at the United Nations Human Rights Council to pass the Irish-led resolution A/HRC/27/L.24 ...
October 02, 2014
By Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino Los Angeles is running an ad campaign to help victims of human trafficking. These announcements, like the one above, are on billboards and bus shelters in both...
October 01, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
Today a group of national security, interrogation, and intelligence professionals came together in Washington, D.C. to issue a statement of principles on torture. The message: Torture is illegal,...

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