Morocco’s human rights record should threaten eligibility to host FIFA World Cup

Photo by Fahrul Azmi at Unsplash On April 16, 2018, five individuals landed unexpectedly at the airport in Casablanca, Morocco, looked around the terminal for an hour or so, and then left. The group was sent by FIFA to inspect Morocco’s airports, hotels, and soccer stadiums as part of the country’s bid to host the 2026 … Continue reading Morocco’s human rights record should threaten eligibility to host FIFA World Cup

“I think I will go mad here”: Putting a Face on Immigration Detention

The first week of March was eerily calm for me.   As the person at The Advocates for Human Rights in charge of our client intake, one of my primary responsibilities is monitoring our client line, a phone line open from 9AM - 5PM Monday through Friday where we get calls from people seeking help.   Normally we get … Continue reading “I think I will go mad here”: Putting a Face on Immigration Detention

Jenna goes to the United Nations

Thanks to The Advocates for Human Rights, I just had the opportunity to take my interest in human rights work— and particularly my longstanding advocacy work on gender violence issues— to the United Nations in Geneva. Along with 11 others, including representatives from NGOs in Cameroon and Azerbaijan, I participated in The Advocates' annual UN … Continue reading Jenna goes to the United Nations