The NFL and the Sad Lessons of Ray Rice

During this evening's "Thursday Night Football," the NFL is unveiling the first of a series of public service announcements denouncing domestic violence and sexual assault. While the PSAs are a move in the right direction, they should be only the first down in the NFL's game plan to address Ray Rice's assault of his then-fiancée … Continue reading The NFL and the Sad Lessons of Ray Rice

Set Standards to End Workplace Gender-based Violence

The Advocates for Human Rights and 30 other organizations sent the following letter to the United States Council for International Business. Recipients include Ronnie Goldberg executive vice president, United States Council for International Business; Ariel Meyerstein, vice president, United States Council for International Business; Harold McGraw III, chair, Board of Directors of the United States … Continue reading Set Standards to End Workplace Gender-based Violence

New Sanctury Movement Challenges Consciences

Beatriz Ramirez and her two young children moved into Chicago's Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in September. Rosa Robles Loreto has lived in Tucson's Southside Presbyterian Church since August. In Philadelphia, the Indonesian Mennonite Philadelphia Praise Center and the Jewish Tikkun Olam Havurah stand ready to welcome immigrants seeking sanctuary. They are part of a … Continue reading New Sanctury Movement Challenges Consciences

Reeva’s real killer: It started with a gun

While legal experts and the public attempt to make sense of the Oscar Pistorius trial verdict, the killing of Reeva Steenkamp has drawn attention to another type of evidence - the research evidence on women as victims of homicide. Every eight hours in South Africa, a woman is killed by her husband or boyfriend.  There, … Continue reading Reeva’s real killer: It started with a gun

Hold Modi Accountable

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first official visit to the United States, a trip he was prohibited from making until recently. The U.S. government had previously refused to issue Modi a visa based on his treatment of religious minorities while he was chief minister of Gujarat. Now that he is a prime minister, … Continue reading Hold Modi Accountable