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Born Into War

For the more than 3 million children born in Yemen since the civil war escalated in 2015, staying alive is a daily struggle.

5 Ways UNICEF Helped Change Lives This Year

2017 was a devastating year for the world's children. Here are ways that UNICEF made a difference.

Worried About Getting Sued for Reporting Sexual Abuse? Here Are Some Tips.

#MeToo has spawned a surge in defamation claims designed to silence victims. But there are ways to minimize legal risks. The #MeToo movement has drawn an outpouring of testimony by the victims of sexual harassment and sexual abuse. In response, there has been a surge in retaliatory defamation lawsuits by their abusers. Show More Summary

Congress Must Find Agreement that Funds Crucial Priorities, Protects Dreamers & Vulnerable Americans

HRC issued the following statement on the Senate's short term deal to reopen the government while continuing to negotiate overall funding levels including parity between defense and domestic discretionary programs to ensure funding for...Show More Summary

On the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Court Battles for Abortion Access Persist

You’d be forgiven for forgetting Roe is the law of the land. In 2017 alone, 19 states adopted 63 new abortion restrictions. On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision Roe v. Wade, recognizing that the Constitution protects a woman’s right to an abortion. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 22, 2018

DANGEROUS #TRUMPSHUTDOWN: “The government shutdown is the result of a failure of leadership by Donald Trump and Mike Pence. They kicked the can down the road on every deadline over the past year, from appropriations to children’s health, disaster relief to Dreamers. Show More Summary

HRC Statement on Dangerous Trump-Pence Government Shutdown

Today, HRC issued the following response after the federal government officially shutdown following weeks of irresponsible and reckless behavior by the Trump-Pence Administration: “Today’s government shutdown is the result of a failure of leadership by Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Show More Summary

Where would you go?

Where would you go in a nuclear attack? This is a question I hadn’t thought to ask myself until recently, with two madmen publicly measuring the sizes of their … buttons. But there it is. This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – normally dedicated to protecting us from mutated viruses, cancer […]

HRC Encouraged by Utah Governor’s Task Force to Address State’s Alarming Spike in Youth Suicide

HRC acknowledged Utah Gov. Gary Herbert for convening a task force to address a troubling uptick in suicides among youth -- and especially LGBTQ youth -- in his state. Task force members, including Ronald A. Rasband, a leader in TheShow More Summary

One Year Later, HRC Vows to Keep Turning Resistance Into Action

HRC marked the one year anniversary of the Trump-Pence Administration’s inauguration by vowing to continue turning resistance into action in 2018. Over the last year, the Trump-Pence administration has systematically targeted the LGBTQ...Show More Summary

Washington State Senate Votes to Protect LGBTQ Youth From the Practice of Conversion Therapy

Today, HRC praised the Washington State Senate for passing Senate Bill (SB) 5722 — legislation to protect LGBTQ youth in the state from the dangerous and discredited practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” “No child should ever be subjected to the dangerous and barbaric practice of conversion therapy. Show More Summary

The Trump Administration Continues the Racist and Disastrous War on Pot

The majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana. The Marijuana Justice Act will do just that. If polling is correct, pot no longer gives Americans fits. Recent Gallup polls indicate that 64 percent of Americans approve of legalizing marijuana — the highest level of public support in almost 50 years. Show More Summary

Trump’s Pick to Oversee Civil Rights in Schools Has a History of Attacking Civil Rights

Marcus is laissez-faire about enforcing laws to protect marginalized groups, but crusades against those who criticize Israel. The Senate committee overseeing education voted yesterday, on party lines, to confirm President Trump’s nominee to run the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Show More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: January 19, 2018

TRUMP-PENCE LAUNCHES UNNECESSARY “CONSCIENCE” DIVISION AT HHS: The so-called “Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom” could enable discrimination against LGBTQ people, women, and others. “LGBTQ people need the Department of Health and Human Services to enforce non-discrimination protections in federal health programs. Show More Summary

Mike Pence Heads to Egypt Amid Brutal Anti-LGBTQ Crackdown

Today, HRC reiterated its call for the Trump administration to forcefully condemn the Egyptian government’s escalating anti-LGBTQ crackdown. On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence — a man whose own political career has been defined by...Show More Summary

HRC Releases Heartbreaking New Video Featuring Dreamer and Sexual Assault Survivor

HRC released a powerful new video featuring Yuridia, a 22-year-old queer DACA recipient and sexual violence survivor. It was only after she received DACA that she was able to report her abuser to the police. HRC has repeatedly called...Show More Summary

HRC Announces Jazz Jennings Among Special Guests at Time to THRIVE Conference

Today, the HRC Foundation announced LGBTQ advocates and allies who will be special guests and speakers at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conference on February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. They include...Show More Summary

DACA and the Agonizing Waiting Game

Dreamers put their trust in the goodness of the American people as lawmakers decide their fate.

HRC Foundation Announces 2018 Class of HRC Youth Ambassadors

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Youth Well-Being Project is pleased to announce the 2018 class of HRC Youth Ambassadors: Zimar Batista, Sean Bender-Prouty, Roddy Biggs, Javier Cifuentes Monzón, Alex Cooper, Makayla Humphrey, Adriana...Show More Summary

Nursed Back to Health

UNICEF and partners treated more than 161,000 severely malnourished children in South Sudan in 2017. This is Maria's story.

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