A Day in the Life of an International Justice Program Intern: Learning About LGBTI Rights, Systemic Racism, and More

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Sarah Borden took a break from her studies at Yale to intern with The Advocates' International Justice Program. Read about her experience here.

Expanding the Technical Expertise of Women’s Rights Defenders in 2018

Women’s rights are human rights. We make up half the world’s population, and therefore, half its potential. But unfortunately, laws, practices, and people’s attitudes do not always take into account the legacy of discrimination in women’s lives and the fact that women and girls routinely face violence and oppression. We know that, when we lift … Continue reading Expanding the Technical Expertise of Women’s Rights Defenders in 2018

Shedding light: Labor Exploitation and Labor Trafficking

Most people are troubled by the thought of workers being underpaid, unsafe, or otherwise exploited, but many remain silent, discouraged by the seeming impunity for exploitive employers. Because labor exploitation is so widespread, traffickers often operate undetected, assumed to be merely another bad employer. Trafficking is viewed as a distant crime, something that occurs in … Continue reading Shedding light: Labor Exploitation and Labor Trafficking

The Answer to Preventing Atrocities: Human Rights Education

If you ever wonder what you can do about human rights violations taking place in your community or around the world, I challenge you – on this World Day of Social Justice – to read the powerful message of Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoken recently at Washington, D.C.'s … Continue reading The Answer to Preventing Atrocities: Human Rights Education

Human Rights Tools for a Changing World

The Advocates for Human Rights' Executive Director Robin Phillips is in London today speaking about The Advocates' human rights monitoring work at the International Bar Association's colloquium on "Rule of Law Fact-Finding by NGOs: Monitoring Standards and Maximising Impact". This international convening to explore the standards and impact of non-governmental organization (NGO) fact-finding on human rights … Continue reading Human Rights Tools for a Changing World

Safety in Everyday Realities

It’s a bright and shiny day in Minnesota, with the temperature working its way into the 70s for the first time in months. It’s a bright and shiny day, too, because Governor Mark Dayton will sign the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act at a ceremony on the State Capitol steps at four o’clock this … Continue reading Safety in Everyday Realities