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Trump gives the world a needlessly offensive campaign speech at the U.N.

Much of what President Trump said in his much-anticipated first address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday was directly on point. He was right to demand that the U.N. do more to address violations of human rights, violations of national sovereignty and acts of terrorism. He was also...

Saudi Arabia arrests two rights activists: NGOs

Two prominent Saudi human rights defenders were arrested last weekend, campaigners said Tuesday, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissenters in the kingdom. Abdulaziz al-Shubaily and Issa al-Hamid are both members of the local Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), which Saudi authorities banned and shut down in 2013. Show More Summary

Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but silent on army role

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military.

HRC Announces 2017-18 Partnerships in Innovative Advocacy

Today, the Human Rights Campaign is proud to announce its Partners in Innovative Advocacy for 2017-2018. These awards are part of HRC Global’s new program that offers year-long capacity building and strategic planning partnerships to selected organizations that are working to improve the lives of LGBTQ communities in their countries. Show More Summary

Duterte to Human Rights Chief: 'Are You a Pedophile?'

Duterte had been challenged over the killing of teenagers in the country's anti-drugs campaign.

'Are You a Pedophile?' Philippines President Duterte Asks Human Rights Chief

Duterte had been challenged over the killing of teenagers in the country's anti-drugs campaign.

Rights groups slam UN council inaction over Myanmar crisis

Two leading human rights groups on Tuesday slammed the UN Security Council for inaction over the crisis in Myanmar, where 370,000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee in a campaign described as ethnic cleansing. Human Rights Watch...Show More Summary

British arms sales to repressive regimes soar to £5bn since election

Campaigners claim that government is putting ‘exports to despots ahead of human rights’ UK arms manufacturers have exported almost £5bn worth of weapons to countries that are judged to have repressive regimes in the 22 months since the Conservative party won the last election. Show More Summary

GLAAD and HRC Denounce Study Claiming Artificial Intelligence Can Determine if You’re Gay

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

  GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign on Friday condemned a new study from two Stanford University researchers that concluded artificial intelligence can determine if someone is gay with startling accuracy. Read about the study HERE. Wrote the g… Read The post GLAAD and HRC Denounce Study Claiming Artificial Intelligence Can Determine if You’re Gay appeared first on Towleroad.

Trump-Pence Administration Urges SCOTUS to Provide a License to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Americans

Today, the Human Rights Campaign released the following statement on the Trump-Pence Administration’s amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case involving a baker who in 2012 refused to provide...Show More Summary

China seeks to silence critics at U.N. forums: rights body report

GENEVA (Reuters) - Beijing is waging a campaign of harassment against Chinese activists who seek to testify at the United Nations about repression, while the world body sometimes turns a blind eye or is even complicit, Human Rights Watch said.

Expats rights campaigners to hold mass human rights lobby of UK parliament

Two major groups representing both UK and EU expatriates are organising a mass lobby of British parliamentarians on behalf of the human rights of all expats affected by Brexit. The Westminster event, organised by the 3Million and the British in Europe coalition, will take place next Wednesday, with both groups stressing itâ??s not... Expats Blog -

A Lesson of Labor Day

The shared work of the LGBTQ community and the labor movement dates back to the days of Harvey Milk, writes Mary Beth Maxwell of the Human Rights Campaign.

This Labor Day, Remember That Martin Luther King's Last Campaign Was for Workers' Rights

The best way to honor his memory this Labor Day and every day is to continue the struggle for human dignity. Most Americans today know that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, but few know why he was there. Show More Summary

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Blasted for Saying Ireland Should Make Abortion a Human Right

Pro-life campaigners in Ireland are helping to raise awareness of comments on abortion made by the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar last week. The comments came about following the release of a hashtag by pro-choice campaigners in the days leading up to the meeting between the […]

HRC Arizona Donates Emergency Aid to LGBTQ Center Burned Down in Phoenix

Post submitted by Brandie Reiner, Co-Chair and Board of Governors, Arizona Human Rights Campaign HRC Arizona was saddened to hear of the devastating fire at one•n•ten, an LGBTQ youth center, on July 12. We are pleased to donate $10,000 in emergency aid to assist with building costs for their new youth facility. Show More Summary

HRC Mourns Cassidy Karakorn, Beloved Colleague and Advocate

Today, the Human Rights Campaign released the following statement mourning the loss of Cassidy Karakorn: "The HRC Family is mourning the loss of our beloved colleague and friend, Cassidy Karakorn. Over her 17-year career at the Human Rights Campaign, Cassidy tirelessly championed civil rights for the LGBTQ community. Show More Summary

Guatemala president must not impede anti-corruption body: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Guatemala's president must not hinder the work of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption unit that is investigating his campaign financing, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said on Tuesday.

Exhibition of works by Jimmie Durham explores the relationship between humans and nature

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The artist, poet, author and political activist Jimmie Durham (b. 1940) began his career in the USA. There, alongside campaigning for the rights of indigenous peoples, he developed a sculptural and performance-based way of working, in which he also addresses ethical issues and nationalist narratives. Show More Summary

German ambassador expresses concern over Chinese activist

Germany's ambassador to China has expressed concern over the trial of veteran human rights campaigner Jiang Tianyong, saying Chinese authorities have made it impossible for him to receive a fair … Click to Continue »

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