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July 21, 2014
Top News CHILDREN AT THE BORDER On Friday, President Obama will meet with the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to discuss the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-...
July 18, 2014
By Dawes Cooke Following an extensive pre-trial detention and a lengthy and oft-postponed trial, James Mwape and Philip Mubiana have been acquitted of charges under Zambia’s anti-homosexuality law...
July 16, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomes the introduction of The International Human Rights Defense Act in the House of Representatives under the leadership of Rep. John...
July 16, 2014
On June 30th, 2013 the Russian discriminatory anti-"propaganda" law went into effect, amidst widespread international condemnation. In the year since the Russian government enacted the vaguely worded...
July 14, 2014
Top News CHILDREN AT THE BORDER Just days after President Obama released the details of his $3.7 billion proposed supplemental funding request to address the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing...
July 11, 2014
Julian Robinson, a member of Parliament from Southeast St. Andrew, has joined the ranks of the few public officials taking a stand for LGBT rights in Jamaica. In a public statement before the House...
July 10, 2014
Honduras has the world’s highest per-capita homicide rate, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and is (not coincidentally) a major source of unaccompanied children, migrants and asylum...

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Opinions | August 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Shawn Gaylord. “It's normal that you were beaten because Russian people hate fags.” “We should take you to the streets and stone you to death — how many...
Report | July 29, 2014
Nearly 50 African heads of state have been invited to gather in Washington, D.C. on August 4-6 for President Barack Obama’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Announced by the White House as the “...
Factsheet | June 19, 2014
Supporters: Human Rights Campaign, the Council for Global Equality, Human Rights First, PFLAG National, American Jewish World Service, and Global Rights There is an alarming trend of violence and...
Factsheet | June 13, 2014
In 2013, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) equality movement experienced a number of major triumphs, including the overturning of DOMA. Yet, in other countries, the global movement...

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