Navigating a New Normal in Relationship Building

Featured

Samantha Nelson, summer Development Intern at The Advocates For Human Rights and senior at University of Michigan, Class of 2021 Before joining The Advocates as an intern, I had only a vague idea how nonprofits operate and knew little about the meaning of and working in development. Eight weeks later, and I can confidently say that my knowledge … Continue reading Navigating a New Normal in Relationship Building

Peaceful Protests Met With Excessive Force in Belarus

Recent days in Belarus has seen egregious violence, police brutality, suppression of freedom of assembly and expression, and threats to a fair and free election process for president. The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has been the leader of Belarus for 26 years. In 1991, Belarus gained independence from the Soviet Union. On August 9th, … Continue reading Peaceful Protests Met With Excessive Force in Belarus

The New Price for Asylum

The Trump Administration announced on July 31 that it had issued a final rule regarding fees charged by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for immigration benefit applications.  The Rule reflects not only a questionable shift in how USCIS funding works, but also a significant change in our national treatment of migrants.    According … Continue reading The New Price for Asylum

Poland’s Dangerous Withdrawal From The Istanbul Convention

Featured

Introduction Poland has ratified the Istanbul Convention, yet announced plans to withdraw from the treaty. Related attacks on reproductive rights, the independence of the judiciary, sex education, and civil society have abounded. The Istanbul Convention The Istanbul Convention, or the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, was … Continue reading Poland’s Dangerous Withdrawal From The Istanbul Convention