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January 06, 2017 New York City—Human Rights First today urged the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to lift the closure order issued against the civil society organization Yazda, in Dohuk. On January 2 local...
December 24, 2016 This time of year many people are out searching for the perfect gifts for family, friends, and sometimes even the dog. But, before you purchase that new tablet, cozy sweater, or piece of shiny...
December 12, 2016 Top Items Human Rights Summit Tomorrow Human Rights First will host its fifth annual Human Rights Summit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The afternoon event brings together activists and...
December 12, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the introduction of the Trafficking in Persons Report Integrity Act (S.3520). Introduced by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator...
December 08, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the inclusion of Section 1298 in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017 (S.2943), which authorizes $250...
December 08, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former chairwoman and CEO of the global travel and hospitality company Carlson Inc., will receive the 2016 Beacon...
December 07, 2016 Chances are that as you read this blog, something you have on is made with cotton. But have you ever thought about where that cotton comes from? With the passage of the Trade Facilitation and...

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Testimony | February 14, 2017
TESTIMONY OF ELISA MASSIMINO PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST Hearing on Ending Modern Slavery: Building on Success Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...
Blueprint | February 14, 2017
The United States abolished slavery with the ratification of the 13th Amendment more than 150 years ago, and slavery is illegal everywhere. However, the International Labor Organization estimates...
Issue Brief | January 11, 2017
 “When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their...
Blueprint | December 16, 2016
The United States abolished slavery with the ratification of the 13th Amendment over 150 years ago. Yet according to the International Labor Organization, there are still more than 20 million slaves...