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June 18, 2013 A teenage victim of trafficking and rape from the Balkans applied for asylum thirteen months after coming to the United States. Despite extensive evidence and testimony describing her trauma and her...
May 17, 2013 Four years ago, Ana Patricia Centeno, a lesbian and Honduran LGBT activist, was granted asylum in the United States. After years of fear, persecution, and violence she is now living without...
January 28, 2013 Last month, prominent Bahrain human rights defender Maryam al Khawaja came to Washington, D.C. and received the Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty on behalf of the Bahrain Center for Human...
November 09, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges. Rebecca T....
September 24, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges....
August 09, 2012 By Alison Searle This blog is part of the Olympics 2012 and Human Rights series. [caption id="attachment_20361" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Diaz Kusumawardani Diaz had her...
August 08, 2012 By Rasika Teredesai This blog is part of the Olympics 2012 and Human Rights series. Imke Duplitzer: 37 years old from Germany. Events: Women’s Epee (Individual and Team). Photo by...

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October 10, 2016

The Permanent Missions of France, Iraq, and the United States Have the honor to invite you to a briefing

Featuring remarks by Iraqi, Yazidi Activists

Ameena Saeed Hasan and Khaleel Aldakhi

Recipients of the 2016 Human Rights First Award

Ms. Hasan and Mr. Aldakhi work courageously in northern Iraq to free Yazidi women and girls from Da’esh captivity and to provide support to survivors of enslavement and abuse.

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Report | August 19, 2015
“We are not delinquents who should be imprisoned.” – Eleven-year-old girl on her detention at Berks County Residential Center Summary and Recommendations The Berks County Residential Center...
Factsheet | August 06, 2015
All last week, a Human Rights First attorney and social worker visited the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, where they provided legal and psychosocial assistance to families....
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. 

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