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June 19, 2015
Riga, Latvia – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government and the international community to press the Kyrgyz parliament to reject a proposed discriminatory propaganda bill that has...
June 08, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised the Kyrgyz Ministry of Justice for announcing its opposition to a proposed propaganda law currently under consideration in the Parliament....
June 08, 2015
Top News Torture This week in an historic step forward toward ensuring that torture is never again the official policy of the United States, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA...
June 02, 2015
In His Words “In the Caribbean tourism has been an important economic tool against poverty. Now we want to see if we can use it as a social tool to achieve more human rights. Our Tolerance...
May 28, 2015
This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: A few years ago it seemed almost unimaginable. Ireland's overwhelming support of legalizing same-sex marriage is a reminder of how fast...
May 27, 2015
Popular Jamaican reggae singer Etana, whose name means “strength,” is a voice for change in her industry. Jamaican dancehall music often contains violent and homophobic lyrics. When prominent LGBT...
May 26, 2015
Washington D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed reports that Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Council has rejected the proposed homophobic propaganda bill as unconstitutional. The organization...


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Letter | July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015 President Barack Obama The White House Dear President Obama: I am writing to urge that you make protection of human rights a central feature of your upcoming visit to Kenya....
Report | July 09, 2015
Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT People in Jamaica Executive Summary Human Rights First traveled to Jamaica in March 2015 and interviewed members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...
Infographic | June 30, 2015
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Factsheet | May 20, 2015
The government of Hungary can advance human rights and democracy, and improve relations with the U.S. and Europe, by bringing its 2011 Constitution and Fundamental Laws into compliance with...

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