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October 15, 2014 Washington, DC – Human Rights First announced today that it will award the 2014 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty to Egyptian women’s rights activist Kholoud Saber Barakat.  The...
October 10, 2014 Today two champions of the human rights of children, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
October 10, 2014 Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today urged Secretary of State John Kerry to publicly raise concern over the Egyptian government’s ongoing human rights abuses during his visit to Cairo....
October 07, 2014 Geneva -  The Martin Ennals Jury today presented Alejandra Ancheita with the 2014 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA).  The Award is given to human rights defenders who...
October 03, 2014 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 01, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed news that leading human rights activist Maryam Al Khawaja will be allowed to leave Bahrain. The organization urges the Bahraini government to...
September 26, 2014 Washington, D.C.  – A bipartisan group of six U.S. Senators urged the Bahraini government to drop the travel ban and charges that have been levied against prominent Bahraini human rights...

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April 4, 2014

On May 7, 2014, Human Rights First hosts the NY premiere of the film WE ARE THE GIANT, a movie profiling the plights of seven activists involved in the various national uprisings of the Arab Spring.

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Issue Brief | April 19, 2016
High Stakes for Syria at GCC Meeting How President Obama Should Urge Gulf Leaders to Help Syria  Download the Brief When President Obama meets the leaders of the Gulf...
Letter | April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016 Dear President Obama: I am writing to urge you to address the vital issue of human rights during your forthcoming visit to Saudi Arabia and at the Summit Meeting with leaders of...
Profile | April 14, 2016
Human Rights Defenders and Political Prisoners in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu al-Khair: Imprisoned in Saudi Arabia on Politicized Charges...
Factsheet | March 02, 2016
Human Rights First maintains a list of resources for human rights defenders who are facing security threats because of their work. This compilation includes information about emergency funds,...

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