With the military intervention underway, our job now is to make sure it does not escalate into full-scale invasion, and to try to end it as soon as possible. And then to work as hard as we can to support the efforts to consolidate and expand the extraordinary accomplishments of the uprisings of the 2011 Arab Spring, in Libya and the rest of the region.
The 9th Annual Freedom Network Conference in Washington, DC. Freedom Network is a coalition of service providers across the United States working on the issue of human trafficking. The conference will feature workshops for activists, law enforcement, social workers, lawyers, and other folks who are interested in the human rights-based approach to anti-trafficking work.
Women human rights defenders have been threatened, tortured, raped, exiled, and assassinated. But they have not been silenced.
For its strains of homophobia and anti-Semitism, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood wouldn’t get my vote, but for its fight against both religious extremism and secular authoritarianism it gets my respect.
In a new special focus on Islamophobia, Foreign Policy In Focus interviews prolific author and professor John Esposito about prevailing political and media myths about Muslims and the Muslim world.
Tunisia is not the only democracy movement in the Muslim world, but will the United States provide consistent support to them all?
Congress has turned a blind eye to the Israeli government’s repression of its own citizens.
Finally, a long-overdue step forward for civil rights achieved.
Pending legislation would place efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women at the center of the U.S. foreign policy and international aid agenda.
He also pleads guilty for Hurricane Katrina, Haiti’s earthquake, and Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption.
Israeli abuses in the Occupied Territories have been well publicized. Less well known is the treatment of Palestinians living inside Israel.
It would be an outrage if Georgia were to execute Troy Davis.
In rural Mexico, the flush toilet is a human rights victory.
Join IPS as we honor the National Day Laborer Organization Network (NDLON) and the Honduras Human Rights Platform. There will also be a special recongition award for the Guatemalan Police Archives and our special musical guests will be Sweet Honey In The Rock.
2010 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award winner, Human Rights Platform of Honduras.