“. . . I Can See the Sun Shining Again”

With the dawn of a new year just days away, Sarah Brenes, a staff attorney with The Advocates for Human Rights, received an inspiring message from a refugee client. It warms the heart, and we want to share it with you. "Hi Miss SARAH, "Now we are just a few days left for starting a … Continue reading “. . . I Can See the Sun Shining Again”

Recent Anti-LGBTI Laws Violate Human Rights

Anti-LGBTI laws passed last week by the governments of Nigeria and Uganda threaten the lives and human rights of people living, working, and visiting those countries. Not only are the lives of LGBTI persons at stake, but their friends, family, teachers, colleagues, health practitioners, and human rights defenders could face fines or imprisonment for failure … Continue reading Recent Anti-LGBTI Laws Violate Human Rights

The Ultimate Betrayal

President Barack Obama presented an ultimatum to the U.S. military today, warning that within a year it must take measures to better prevent and respond to sexual assault in its ranks. If not, the president will push for tough reforms. "So long as our women and men in uniform face the insider threat of sexual … Continue reading The Ultimate Betrayal

Support The Advocates and Ten Thousand Villages by shopping on December 12

Fair-trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages and The Advocates are joining together for an event that will support both organizations’ exciting, worldwide work. Between 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 20% of all sales at the Ten Thousand Villages store in St. Paul (867 Grand Avenue) will be donated to The Advocates. Human rights activists and … Continue reading Support The Advocates and Ten Thousand Villages by shopping on December 12

Fast for Families: “It’s Time for Congress to Act”

A group of men and women are fasting on the National Mall to bring attention to the dire need to reform our immigration laws. Since November 12, they have fasted as an act of prayer for the families torn apart daily by deportations and our broken immigration system. They are calling on Congress to do … Continue reading Fast for Families: “It’s Time for Congress to Act”