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June 24, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said that today’s proposed reforms to the family detention system announced by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson are an important step,...
June 20, 2015
New York City—To mark World Refugee Day, Human Rights First calls the Obama Administration to uphold the United States’ commitment to protecting the persecuted by ending the detention of women and...
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 21, 2015
Today members of Congress held a press conference condemning the administration’s policy of holding mothers and children seeking asylum in immigration detention facilities. Seeking asylum in the...
May 06, 2015
As Mother’s Day approaches, most of us are scrambling to buy cards, gifts, or flowers to show our moms our appreciation. But a large number of mothers in America can expect no such kind gestures...
March 30, 2015
By Erica Qualliotine An estimated 10 million people in the world are stateless. One third are children. When people do not legally exist, they are far more susceptible to trafficking, forced...
March 09, 2015
Top News WAR AUTHORIZATION On Wednesday morning, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on the president’s request for Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS....

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Factsheet | June 10, 2014
Human Trafficking: Defining the Phenomenon Human trafficking is a human rights violation that involves the practice of holding another person in compelled service by force, fraud, or coercion....
Video | May 30, 2014
Teaser video for the panel addressing human trafficking at the 2013 Human Rights First Summit. 
Opinions | May 27, 2014
By Gen. Charles C. Krulak  Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States of America. As such, 2015 provides an important opportunity for faculty engaged in...
Opinions | January 30, 2014
By Elisa Massimino, Human Rights First In the lead up to the Super Bowl, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said his state was going to clamp down on trafficking. In a tweet, he wrote: "We are...