Stand with The Advocates in 2018

2017 was a year that has been as challenging as any in my more than two decades working in the human rights movement.The Advocates was founded on the principle that we all play a part in making human rights real and this principle is more relevant today than ever. It is news to no one concerned about human … Continue reading Stand with The Advocates in 2018

Sri Lanka’s Evolving Stance on the Death Penalty

The Advocates for Human Rights serves on the Steering Committee of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty. In that capacity, The Advocates often collaborates with the World Coalition to engage in advocacy at the United Nations when a UN body reviews the human rights record of a country that retains the death penalty. One … Continue reading Sri Lanka’s Evolving Stance on the Death Penalty

UN Gender Network: Understanding How Gender Impacts the UN’s Activities and Leadership

For the past year, The Advocates for Human Rights has been a core member of the UN Gender Network. Convened by the University of Reading and Durham University, the UN Gender Network is a unique project to foster dialogue and an understanding of gender equality policies within the United Nations. We seek to investigate how it impacts UN leadership on the Sustainable Development … Continue reading UN Gender Network: Understanding How Gender Impacts the UN’s Activities and Leadership

What’s it like to be an Advocate for Human Rights? An interview with Courtnie Gore

Courtnie Gore is an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with The Advocates' Refugee and Immigrant Program. Equal Justice Works is an organization that funds internships and programs for lots of different causes. The focus of Courtnie's fellowship is immigration. What are some of the benefits of working as a legal fellow? The guidance - … Continue reading What’s it like to be an Advocate for Human Rights? An interview with Courtnie Gore

How The Advocates brings the stories of women and children fleeing violence to the international stage

The Advocates is able to help these women and children in two important ways: providing legal assistance in their asylum cases and using their experiences to advocate at the United Nations for law and policy changes in their home country of Guatemala.

The Advocates’ lobbying against the death penalty packs a big punch at the Universal Periodic Review of Japan

Japan is one out of the fifty eight countries (including the United States) where the death penalty is still legal and actively carried out. In Japan, crimes punishable by execution include murder, terrorism, arson, and treason. Based on reports from the Japan Innocence & Death Penalty Information Center, 106 people have been executed since 1993, … Continue reading The Advocates’ lobbying against the death penalty packs a big punch at the Universal Periodic Review of Japan