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January 18, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today released a new brief outlining bias-motivated violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in El Salvador. The brief...
January 09, 2017 Top Items Confirmation Hearings Confirmation hearings will begin in the Senate this week for several nominees for key cabinet positions in the new administration including Senator Jeff Sessions...
December 21, 2016 In a victory for the human rights movement, and for the integrity of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the United Nations General Assembly rejected an amendment that would have stripped the...
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...
November 28, 2016 Top Items Veterans Storming Capitol Hill  This week members of Veterans for American Ideals will convene in Washington, D.C. to call on members of Congress to save the Special Immigrant...
November 21, 2016 Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted to uphold the mandate of the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). The UN Human Rights Council created...
November 21, 2016 Top Items Torture Senator John McCain (R-AZ), while speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday, delivered strong remarks against any return to the use of...

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November 11, 2016

Honoring:

Caleb Orozco 

Executive Director of United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM) and lead plaintiff in the landmark case that overturned Belize's sodomy law

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Olena Hloba

Co-founder of Parents Initiative Tergo, an ally organization of parents of LGBT people, Ukraine

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Factsheet | March 07, 2017
President Trump signed a revised executive order on March 6 in response to a court-ordered stay of his January 27 order that barred the resettlement of refugees and nationals of seven countries,...
Factsheet | February 22, 2017
LGBT Refugees and President Trump’s Refugee and Muslim Ban Executive Order   President Trump’s Executive Order President Trump’s January 27th executive order sought to: Halt...
Video | February 09, 2017
Each month, we highlight the crucial contributions of human rights defenders to the global human rights movement by profiling an activist working on behalf of equality for all. Human Rights First...
Issue Brief | January 18, 2017
In May 2016 a trans woman in Colón, El Salvador was beaten and strangled to death. Unknown assailants skinned her face and threw her body in a ditch on the side of a highway. In June Human...

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