ICE Takes Parents Away

Cesia Soza, 17, and her brother, Ronald Jr., 14, came home from school one day in September in Pompano Beach, Florida, to find their father missing. While in class earlier that day, they had been in the dark about what was happening to their father, After having dropped Cesia and Ronald Jr. off at school, … Continue reading ICE Takes Parents Away

“You truly created a small miracle . . .”

We have just returned from 16 days in the Balkans working with advocates and legal professionals towards a better legal system response to crimes of violence against women.  We are greatly inspired and energized to see the progress and all the ways we have and will continue to contribute to it. In Belgrade, Serbia, we … Continue reading “You truly created a small miracle . . .”

African Commission to Consider Violence Perpetrated Because of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

A delegation from the government of Cameroon is appearing this week before the 54th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to delve into human rights conditions in Cameroon and to respond to questions. Reflecting grave concerns about violence that is based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Cameroon, the NGO Forum hosted … Continue reading African Commission to Consider Violence Perpetrated Because of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

Public Policy Must Address Dynamics of Trafficking

U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen (Minnesota, Third District) testified yesterday before the United States House Ways and Means Committee’s Human Resources Subcommittee on the need to address and prevent sex trafficking in our communities and around the nation. Prior to the hearing, Rep. Paulsen reached out to The Advocates of Human Rights, asking the organization to … Continue reading Public Policy Must Address Dynamics of Trafficking

“Congress, Restore American Values to Broken Immigration System”

U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison, Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak, and The Advocates for Human Rights' Michele Garnett McKenzie, together with John Keller, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, and leaders from Minnesota’s immigrant community held a press conference this morning, urging U.S. Congress to take action now to repair our nation's immigration system. In her statement … Continue reading “Congress, Restore American Values to Broken Immigration System”

Honoring Kanchi and the Millions of People Like Her

What could be more fitting than to share a poem written by Kanchi on this day, the United Nation's International Day for Eradication of Poverty. Kanchi was the first girl to graduate from the Sankhu-Palubari Community School, in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. Supported by The Advocates, the school educates some of the world's most disadvantaged kids … Continue reading Honoring Kanchi and the Millions of People Like Her