Trick or Treat? The True Cost of Chocolate

While my son is getting ready to head out tonight to harvest Halloween candy, excited by the chance to lug a pillowcase full of chocolate bars around the neighborhood,I’ve been thinking about the children who harvest the cocoa that goes into the chocolate in his bag. Because while he finds an evening of hauling candy … Continue reading Trick or Treat? The True Cost of Chocolate

October Raised this Teen’s Awareness of Domestic Violence

I have to admit it — until a few weeks ago, I didn’t know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I didn't even know there was such a thing as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  I also have to admit that until a few years ago, I didn't understand much about the issue of domestic … Continue reading October Raised this Teen’s Awareness of Domestic Violence

Serious Concerns About Lack of Access to Counsel for Asylum Seekers

U.S. Senator Al Franken has called on Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to ensure access to counsel for asylum seekers held in family detention centers. Joined by 18 Senate colleagues, Sen. Franken raises serious concerns regarding reports that U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) is interfering with the ability of asylum-seeking mothers and children … Continue reading Serious Concerns About Lack of Access to Counsel for Asylum Seekers

End the inhumane detention of refugee women and children

During National Week of Action, open your eyes to U.S. horrors As families across Minnesota prepare for the delights and frights of Halloween, a separate, hidden, and chilling reality exists in Texas, where more than 2,000 immigrant mothers and children are in for-profit detention facilities because they dared to flee to America to escape the … Continue reading End the inhumane detention of refugee women and children

We Cheered for the Women of Morocco

Article highlights The Advocates for Human Rights and its Moroccan partner, Mobilizing for Rights Associates, attended the review of Morocco in Geneva by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. MRA, other Moroccan NGOs, and The Advocates partnered on a report  submitted to the Committee on the treatment of women in Morocco. The … Continue reading We Cheered for the Women of Morocco

Good Question

Will the United States step up and be a moral leader for the refugees fleeing Central America? Sonia Nazario, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and The Advocates' 2015 Human Rights Award recipient, asks this question in her news report on how the United States, according to Nazario, "has outsourced a refugee problem to Mexico that … Continue reading Good Question