2017: A Year of Strength for Women

  As we look back on The Advocates’ women's human rights work in 2017 and the movement to hold accountable perpetrators of sexual harassment and assault, the word that comes to mind is strength.  In the last year, we strengthened the capacity of women’s rights defenders, made life-saving recommendations for reforms, and strategized how the UN can … Continue reading 2017: A Year of Strength for Women

Ukraine delays decision on Universal Periodic Review recommendations on domestic violence

  For the 3rd cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Ukraine, The Advocates for Human Rights submitted a stakeholder report in collaboration with Center “Women’s Perspectives,” a non-governmental agency based in Lviv, Ukraine. The report focused on the prevalence of domestic violence in Ukraine. Domestic violence is a pervasive problem in Ukraine. In 2016, the … Continue reading Ukraine delays decision on Universal Periodic Review recommendations on domestic violence

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

Amy Bergquist is the International Justice Program Staff Attorney at The Advocates for Human Rights. Her job responsibilities include coordinating The Advocates' advocacy at the United Nations and working with diaspora communities to improve human rights situations in their home countries.  Amy also represents The Advocates on the Steering Committee of the World Coalition Against … Continue reading What’s it like to be an Advocate for Human Rights? An interview with Amy Bergquist

Building the Capacity of Russian-Speaking Lawyers to Protect Women’s Human Rights 

Members of The Advocates' staff recently returned from Bulgaria, where we finished training 16 lawyers at the first session of our Legal Training Academy on Women's Human Rights (LTA). Through this two-year project, we are building the capacity of lawyers to use international and regional human rights mechanisms to defend women's human rights after all … Continue reading Building the Capacity of Russian-Speaking Lawyers to Protect Women’s Human Rights