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Supreme Court decision restores DACA program

On June 18th, the Supreme Court issued another welcomed ruling. This time, the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)--which protects children brought to the United States by safeguarding them from deportation and allowing them work--was restored and the Trump administration was admonished for unlawfully trying to end the program in 2017.

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Video from livestream with Women's March Global on UNHRC Urgent Debate

Thank you to our partners at Women's March Global and the International Service for Human Rights for hosting and contributing to a livestream on the UNHRC Urgent Debate this month!

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USHRN Celebrates Historic Supreme Court Decision Protecting LGBTQIA+ People from Employment Discrimination

Pride Month 2020 has been a historic and unexpected month on many fronts. This year’s Pride Month has marked what feels like a big step towards ending the status quo in the United States.

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Statement on the Human Rights Council Urgent Debate Resolution, issued by Special Procedures

​This statement is issued by independent experts* of the Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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UN Human Right Council Passes Watered Down Resolution on Juneteenth

Early this morning, the Human Rights Council failed to pass the robust Resolution we were calling for. Instead, the Resolution was watered down and a weaker version was passed which no longer mandates the establishment of an international independent commission of inquiry.

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ACLU/Civil Society Joint Statement at HRC Urgent Debate, June 18, 2020

ACLU/Civil Society Joint Statement at HRC Urgent Debate, June 18, 2020 (endorsed by USHRN)

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Black people unite to rest this Juneteenth

While the federal government has yet to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday, the US Human Rights Network Coordinating Center will be observing June 19th as an annual paid holiday for Coordinating Center employees. 

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Philonise Floyd’s Statement: Human Rights Council Urgent Debate, June 17, 2020

Watch Philonise Floyd's, George Floyd's brother, statement to the UN Human Rights Council during its unprecedented Urgent Debate on systemic racism and police violence in the United States. 

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Urgent Advocacy Update: UN Member States to Target for Resolution Vote

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to update you throughout the day today. We are following up from our last email regarding advocating for a Human Rights Council Resolution -- if you're still able to take action today and this evening, here is a list of Member States on which we need to focus our efforts.

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Invitation Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 on the right to adequate housing: Local government perspectives

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal and the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) invite you to the webinar “The impact of COVID-19 on the right to adequate housing: local government perspectives” on Wednesday 24 June, 15.00-17.00 hrs CEST.

 

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Martin Luther King III calls for a United Nations Resolution on systemic racism and police violence in the US

The following written statement was delivered by Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr. and former US Human Rights Network Board Member, to foreign embassies requesting support for a Human Rights Council Resolution mandating an independent international commission of inquiry into systemic racism and police violence in the US.

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CALL TO ACTION!: Adopt HRC resolution on systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protestors.

The Human Rights Council will hold an urgent debate on Wednesday 17 June at 15h00 CEST that will focus on the “current racially inspired human rights violations, systemic racism, police brutality and the violence against peaceful protest”.

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Resources/Statements Regarding 6/17 UNHRC Urgent Debate

List of statements and resources regarding tomorrow's historic UN Human Rights Council Urgent Debate on police violence and systemic racism.

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Special Rapporteur Calls for UN to Establish a Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racism and Law Enforcement in the United States

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism E. Tendayi Achiume published an article on Just Security on June 16, 2020.

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CERD Statement on the Protests against Systemic Racism in the United States

This statement is issued by independent experts* of the Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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TAKE ACTION: UNHRC urgent debate on race-based human rights violations

Our collective voice has been heard! The UN Human Rights Council will be holding an urgent debate on “race-based human rights violations, systemic racism, police violence against persons of African descent, and violence against peaceful protests." This unprecedented meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 17 at 3:00pm Geneva time (9:00am New York time).

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USHRN Submits Report to Special Rapporteur on Racism and COVID-19

Submission to Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism call: Combatting glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

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600+ organizations signed onto our request for a Special Session of the Human Rights Council on police violence in the US

We are so moved by the outpouring of support we have received in less just a few days - thank you to all of our members and partners who signed on to our letter requesting a Special Session of the Human Rights Council.

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Urgent Sign-On: Calling for a Human Rights Council Special Session on Police Violence

Please join the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Michael Brown, who have endorsed this letter calling on the Human Rights Council to convene a Special Session on the grave human rights crisis born out of the repression of nationwide protests in response to the police killing of George Floyd.

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TAKE ACTION: Help protestors who have been detained + Member survey

This has been an overwhelming weekend for many of us. Many people have faced violence, brutality, arrest, detention, and more. We are with you and we are here to support you.

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List of actions to help release local protestors

If you need national support to release protestors from detention in your city, please email the information to us at member@ushrnetwork.org with the subject “Protest Action + your city”.

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Call for stories: Racism + Xenophobia during COVID-19

The US Human Rights Network is currently compiling a grassroots response to a recent call for submissions from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

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OHCHR Statement on COVID-19 in detention centers

US Government urged to do more to prevent major outbreaks of COVID-19 in detention centres – UN experts 

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OHCHR Statement on the murder of George Floyd

"We are tired of seeing black men die" -- the words of George Floyd's brother, Philonise.

 

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International Coalition of People of African Descent submits report on COVID-19

This month, USHRN worked in partnership with the International Coalition of People of African Descent to submit a report to the WGEPAD's call: The impact of COVID-19, and the response to the pandemic, on the human rights of people of African descent. 

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2019 - 2020 Human Rights Report, on Housing: I do not have a safe place to live

On May 11, we released our 2019-2020 Human Rights Report. The report features 10 stories from 10 of our directly impacted members. One of them is “H”, whose identity is protected.

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8 Pieces of Asian American and Pacific Islander culture to celebrate this month

This year, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month comes during a time that has been especially traumatic for Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities.

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Navajo Nation’s high infection rate: A result of centuries of human rights violations

We stand in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples across the United States whose homelands and ancestral wisdom are threatened by the coronavirus pandemic and by ongoing human rights abuses perpetrated by the federal government. 

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2019 - 2020 Human Rights Report is now LIVE

The US Human Rights Network 2019 - 2020 Human Rights Report is now live at this link.

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May 11 Day of Advocacy - #HumanRightsAtHome during COVID-19

For grassroots organizations who have been advocating around the UPR process and preparing for May 11, the postponement of the review provides an opportunity for us to further advocate around our issue areas, including demanding that the US abide by its human rights obligations in its response to COVID-19. 

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UPR Cities Webinar on "Protecting People & Advancing Dignity Economies"

UPR Cities Webinar: Monday, May 11: 4:00-5:15PM Eastern / 3:00-4:15PM Central / 1:00-2:15PM Pacific

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USHRN Human Rights Report Release

The US Human Rights Network is excited to inform you that our annual human rights report will be released next Monday, May 11, 2020. 

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Members advocate for people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19 and beyond

People who do not have access to adequate sanitation and shelter are unable to practice the basic requirements for social distancing and hygiene to keep themselves safe from the virus and prevent community spread.

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National Disability COVID-19 Healthcare Support and Advocacy Hotline

The Disability Underground Network is a group of disabled advocates and activists focused on COVID-19 related rapid response needs and support for the disability community nationwide.

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Funding resources during the pandemic

Many of our members have expressed fears of losing funding or having poor funding outlooks for the future as a result of COVID-19 and an economic recession.

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The government can and should release all people from immigration detention

We are joining Detention Watch Network and hundreds of grassroots organizations around the US calling for a mass release of people in ICE custody -- to #FreeThemAll.

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Update on Universal Periodic Review of the United States

The United Nations has posted an update on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United States' human rights record which includes a summary of 139 stakeholder submissions.

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USHRN calls for US government's COVID-19 responses to respect human rights

The USHRN UPR Task Force is calling on the US government to respect, protect, and promote international human rights during this COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Rest in Power Lorena Borjas

It is with heavy hearts that we announce and mourn the death of Lorena Borjas, a member of the USHRN community who was known as the Mother of the Trans Latinx community in Queens, New York.

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April Member Call - COVID-19 Theme

Our next member call is scheduled for Thursday, April 9 at 11am PT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET. Register here.

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Write Letters to Elderly Incarcerated People

Our members at Aging People in Prisons Human Rights Campaign (APP-HRC) are launching their first Virtual Letter Writing Night this Thursday at 4pm PT / 6pm CT / 7pm ET.

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Taking care of yourself and your team during COVID-19

During this period of uncertainty and anxiety, it is especially important that we as individuals take care of ourselves, and that we recognize the needs of our families, colleagues, friends, and other community members to do the same for themselves.

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Universal Periodic Review May 2020 Session Postponed

GENEVA, 20 March 2020 -- Given the current situation with the spread of COVID-19 and the emergency measures that have been taken by affected countries worldwide, including the host country, Switzerland, the Bureau of the Human Rights Council has decided that the 36th session of the Universal Periodic (UPR) Working Group, scheduled to take place from 4 to 15 May 2020, will be postponed to 2 to 13 November 2020.

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Update on USHRN's response to COVID-19

The US Human Rights Network Coordinating Center is refocusing our work to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and support members of our community who are most vulnerable and the advocates and activists on the ground fighting for their rights.

 

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Do human rights violations make your community more at risk for coronavirus?

If your community is particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus due to ongoing human rights violations, and you are involved in providing resources/tools to protect your community, please share this information with us.

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Important update on CSW64

In light of the current concerns regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19), CSW64 will suspend after one procedural meeting on 9 March. There will be no general discussion. All CSW side events on UN premises and all NGO parallel events have been cancelled.

 

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UPR Advocacy Update

2020 is a crucial year for human rights advocacy domestically and internationally. The United States’ human rights record will be reviewed as part of  the United Nations Universal Periodic Review this May.

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Network Member Woodhull Freedom Foundation Wins SESTA/FOSTA Appeal

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals revived Woodhull‘s challenge to FOSTA and the court ordered that the constitutional challenge be sent back to the district court for a ruling on the merits.

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Black History/Futures Month - Celebrating Blackness Everyday

In celebration of Black History Month, over the last several weeks we highlighted six artists who are inspired by Afrofuturism and Afrosurrealism, and whose work in turn inspires us. In case you missed it, check out our Instagram account for a peek at these artists’ incredible work. 

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Network members gear up for CSW64 advocacy (March 9-20)

The annual Commission on the Status of Women will begin on March 9, 2020. This year, the US Human Rights Network is proud to support seven CSW64 delegates from member organizations including AfroResistance, the Center for Pan-African Affairs, EHD Advisory, Best Practices Policy Project, and Eyes Right Veteran’s Foundation.

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March 7: WOMXN’S GATHERING//MUJERXS ENCUENTRO//U’UVĬ JENIG

Grassroots organizations Puente Human Rights Movement, Indigenous Peoples Day Arizona, and the US Human Rights Network are coming together with fellow activists, thought leaders, and healers to present the first WOMXN’S GATHERING//MUJERXS ENCUENTRO//U’UVĬ JENIG in March 2020, on the theme “Reclaiming the Matriarch” in Phoenix, Arizona.

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CSW64 Youth Dialogue

The 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will focus on the global review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly. 

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Call for Inputs: Mid-term review of the International Decade for people of African descent

Please note that in order for all inputs to be considered during the WGEPAD 26th session, inputs should be submitted by 22 March 2020.

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2020 Fellowship Program for People of African Descent - Accepting Applications!

Message from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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UN CSW Parallel Event: Reproductive Injustice

The US Human Rights Network is co-sponsoring our member Kerry McLean's CSW64 parallel event this March 9, titled Reproductive Injustice: Confronting the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis.

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Black History Month 2020

This month, we'll be featuring two artists a week on our social media channels - IG, FB, and TW - whose work is inspired by Afrofuturism, and who we are in turn inspired by!

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Next Bimonthly Member Call to take place on January 30

We are excited for this month’s Member Call on Thursday, January 30 at 11 AM PT / 1 PM CT / 2 PM ET.

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Upcoming UPR Advocacy Opportunities

The US Human Rights Network invites you to participate in several advocacy opportunities for the Universal Periodic Review this month.

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USHRN Calls for a National Moratorium on the Death Penalty

In light of the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to resume federal executions for the first time in sixteen years, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement.

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Call for researchers for USHRN 2019 Human Rights Report

The US Human Rights Network is looking for online researchers for its upcoming human rights report.

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2019 USHRN Accomplishments

As we look back on 2019 and plan the year ahead, we take a moment to reflect upon our work at the Coordinating Center. Check out this list of accomplishments and remember the journey we shared!

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#AskMonicaJones - Live Twitter Q&A with Member Monica Jones 12/20

We’re very excited to announce that on Friday, December 20th from 1-1:30pm (ET) we’ll be holding a live Q&A on Twitter with our member Monica Jones, a founding member of the USHRN Sex Workers’ Rights Working Group, and founder of The Outlaw Project. Monica’s activism made headlines when she was arrested for #WalkingWhileTrans in Arizona.

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Human Rights Day: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Today we commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

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Human Rights Day Creative Arts Competition

To commemorate Human Rights Day, today we are launching a creative arts competition -- #TellTheWorld -- to bring your human rights activism to life through visual storytelling! The theme of the #TellTheWorld competition is: Human rights and community activism.

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Update from the #MidDecadeSummit

On November 13, we hosted the #MidDecadeSummit at Howard University to mark the halfway point of the International Decade for People of African Descent. The Summit was co-sponsored by the US Human Rights Network, the Leadership Conference Education Fund, the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, and the European Network of People of African Descent.

 

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USHRN honors The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

Today we celebrate International Women Human Rights Defenders Day by recognizing one of our many influential, impactful, and essential grassroots member organizations: The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects.

 

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119 organizations wrote a letter urging Congress to #SaveAsylum and end the Remain in Mexico Program

This month, the USHRN endorsed and signed on to a letter to Congressional committees urging action to end the Remain in Mexico program. The letter was submitted via email to the five Congressional offices to whom the letter is addressed, and to the House of Representatives.

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Conversation: Natalie A. Collier, founder of The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects

The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects takes a holistic approach to the leadership development of Black girls and women through a consortium of projects. These projects are avenues by which Black girls in the southeastern United States are centered. We’re growing as an organizing, educating, advocating and cultural space that nurtures leadership development, engages in reproductive health work that empowers women through policy work and have a focus on civic engagement. The organization creates safe spaces for these Black girls with the goal of having their homes and communities places where their safety and freedom are welcomed.

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Please support a USHRN delegation to the UN on Giving Tuesday!

It’s that time of year again where we come to you asking for your support! December 3 marks Giving Tuesday, and this year the Network is gearing up to support a delegation of USHRN members who are fundraising to travel to the United Nations in Geneva next May, hoping to participate in the official UN review of the United States’ human rights record.

 

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UPR Process: Guidance on the Interaction Phase

Article by independent expert Joshua Cooper (UPR Task Force Co-Chair)

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Livestream the #MidDecadeSummit

The #MidDecadeSummit has arrived! If you haven’t already, please register to participate in the livestream of tomorrow’s Mid-Decade Summit on the International Decade for People of African Descent, sponsored by the US Human Rights Network, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, and the European Network for People of African Descent! 

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Next steps in advocacy leading up to the UPR

Next week on Wednesday, November 6, the US Human Rights Network will facilitate our 7th webinar in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) webinar series. It will be our first webinar since stakeholder reports were submitted to the United Nations on October 3. Register for the webinar here.

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Interview: Advocate Stephanie Schroeder

Stephanie Schroeder is a retired United States Marine Corps veteran who was wrongfully discharged from service after reporting a felony crime to USMC authorities. Since then, Stephanie has been leading the way on military retaliation & personality disorder discharge reform for a decade. 

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CWGL 2019 #Global16DaysCampaign Advocacy Guide is officially released

The Center for Women’s Global Leadership announced the release of the 2019 Global 16 Days Campaign Advocacy Guide to support and strengthen efforts by advocates worldwide in engaging, mobilizing and scaling up efforts to end gender-based violence.

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Joint statement at the Regional Meeting for Africa on the IDPAD

On October 24, 2019, US Human Rights Network Deputy Director Salimah Hankins delivered the following joint statement at the Regional Meeting for Africa on the International Decade for People of African Descent (23-24 October 2019, Dakar, Senegal).

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“We are not safe in Fort Worth.” Justice for Atatiana Jefferson.

Phoenix, AZ - Following the murder of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in Forth Worth, Texas by police officer Aaron Dean, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement.

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Full list and files for all UPR reports submitted to USHRN

The following list of reports and summaries were sent in by USHRN members and partners. These reports and summaries were included in the USHRN Executive Summary. Download the USHRN Executive Summary submitted to the United Nations here.

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Update: Mauna Kea

Following a September 17 press release by Mauna Kea Protectors, the USHRN Coordinating Center reached out again to multiple United Nations representative to report on increased provocation and possible misconduct by law enforcement on Mauna Kea, and to request UN support. We believe that law enforcement are attempting to create a false pretext to justify use of force against peaceful Protectors. 

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USHRN advocates around the IDPAD during the UN General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. This year's UNGA theme is "Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion". The UNGA is one of the six main organs of the UN; every September, all 193 Member States of the UN meet to discuss and work together on international issues covered by the Charter of the United Nations.

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UPR Stakeholder Reports and USHRN Executive Summary on their way to the UN

The US Human Rights Network is pleased to announce that we will be submitting our Executive Summary report to the United Nations for the 2020 Universal Periodic Review of the United States early this week. Thank you to the organizations, working groups, and human rights defenders who submitted 36 reports to the USHRN Coordinating Center for inclusion in our Executive Summary. Please find a list of submitted reports at the end of this article. 

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Updates from our September Membership Call

The USHRN September membership call took place on September 12, 2019. Several USHRN members presented their work on the call including: Ron Davis (The Jordan Davis Foundation), P. Moses (Black Lives Matter Memphis), Nyasa Hendrix (Black Women’s Blueprint), and Jamila Flomo and Amanda Suarez (University of Miami Law School Human Rights Center).

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Launching a code of conduct for online webinars and meetings

We are excited to present and begin implementing a basic but important code of conduct for use during all future webinars, meetings, and online calls. We view this code of conduct as a starting point and plan to work together in the coming months to co-create a community agreement with our members and partners.

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Expert Member of UNPFII releases a public letter on Mauna Kea

Following USHRN direct advocacy to the United Nations, Expert Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Tarcila Rivera Zea sent a public letter to Hawai'i Governor David Ige urging the respect of the rights of the indigenous peoples of Hawaii to practice their cultural and religious traditions, including the preservation of Mauna Kea.

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Join USHRN's September Membership Call

We are excited for this month’s Membership call on Thursday, September 12 at 10 AM PT / 12 PM CT / 1 PM ET. Membership calls are an opportunity for members to provide updates on their work on the ground defending human rights across the nation, and for the US Human Rights Network Coordinating Center to provide our updates on upcoming key deadlines, events, and actions. 

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USHRN requests United Nations de-escalation at Mauna Kea

BREAKING: This morning USHRN submitted formal communications to Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Rights Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Chair Kirsten Carpenter, and Americas Desk at OHCHR regarding the potential escalation and use of force against Kanaka Maoli Indigenous Peoples at Mauna Kea.

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USHRN traveled to Mauna Kea to further ongoing advocacy efforts against the desecration of sacred lands

The US Human Rights Network has engaged with Kanaka Maoli members on the ground on Mauna Kea (Kona, Hawai’i), supporting their advocacy with a human rights framework. This month, USHRN Executive Director Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez and Deputy Director Salimah Hankins visited Mauna Kea to stand in solidarity and participate in actions and press conferences. 

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Video + resources: Last week’s webinar on anti-immigrant attacks

Last Friday, the US Human Rights Network was joined by organizers and human rights advocates on the ground in Texas and Mississippi for a webinar in response to recent anti-immigrant attacks in both states. This webinar was an opportunity for human rights defenders across the country to come together and learn about how communities in El Paso and Mississippi are fighting back and organizing against the targeted attacks.

 

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Advocacy after last week’s webinar on ending violence at work

Last week USHRN facilitated an important webinar on ending violence at work and the recent standard-setting convention passed at this year’s International Labor Conference. In case you missed the webinar, please check out the recording here.

 

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Next steps after first PAD Working Group National Call

On August 20, 2019, USHRN coordinated the first People of African Descent Working Group National Call. We had over thirty participants from around the country - thank you for participating!

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Mauna Kea: Update from the frontlines

USHRN Executive Director Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez and Deputy Director Salimah Hankins, Esq. arrived to Hilo, Hawai’i this weekend to visit the Protectors at Mauna Kea sacred mountain and bear witness to their peaceful protest.

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USHRN Statement on PAD Advocacy

Statement from USHRN Executive Director, Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez, as delivered on last week's PAD Working Group National Call, August 20, 2019.

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USHRN Statement on the ground at Mauna Kea, Hawai'i

On August 26, 2019, USHRN Executive Director Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez gave a statement at a press conference organized by the Protectors at Mauna Kea sacred mountain, discussing the human rights violations the US Human Right Network has observed. Read here statement here.

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USHRN petition pressures Hawai’i government officials

We did it! Last week, we successfully delivered our petition [link] against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Mauna Kea sacred mountain, signed by 50 civil society organizations, academic institutions, and Indigenous Peoples around the world. Our signatories represent thousands of concerned individuals across the world. Thank you for speaking up and signing your organization on.

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Join six expert panelists on August 16: Ending violence at work

Don’t forget to register for tomorrow’s webinar led by our partners at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University. US Human Rights Network Executive Director Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez will be moderating a discussion between labor rights leaders from four leading organizations on the International Labour Organization's groundbreaking new convention to end violence at work. 

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Trump must denounce white nationalist domestic terrorism

Phoenix, AZ - Following the horrific domestic terror attack in El Paso, Texas, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement calling for Donald Trump to take responsibility for his dangerous, racist rhetoric and denounce white nationalist violence.

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Interview: LGBTQI activist Sam Brinton on how engaging at the United Nations moved their advocacy back home

Sam is one of the world’s leading advocates for LGBTQ youth. They currently serve as the Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs for The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth.

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Petition Sign-On: Stop the Thirty Meter Telescope project from desecrating Mauna Kea

Please share the petition with your networks -- let’s work together to mobilize human rights defenders everywhere in support of Kanaka Maoli, Indigenous Peoples, and sacred places everywhere. 

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Request for Comprehensive In Loco Visit to the US and Mexico

The US Human Rights Network signed on to this important letter to representatives at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights requesting them to visit the US-Mexico border to consider human rights violations against migrants.

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Join activists at Mauna Kea, the US-Mexico border, and Puerto Rico on tomorrow’s Membership Call

Please don’t forget to register for tomorrow’s Membership Call. We’ll be joined by our members on the frontlines including Pua Case, leading the activism at Mauna Kea in Hawai’i; Marlene Chavez, working at the Southern border in Texas; and Natasha Bannan, updating us on ongoing protests and the possible resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in Puerto Rico.

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The resistance to Pompeo’s “natural law” commission is gaining traction

Last week we asked your organization to stand with the US Human Rights Network and sign onto an important letter calling on the Trump Administration to disband the dangerous new “Commission on Unalienable Rights”. 

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Another police officer walks, but the fight is not over. We stand for Eric Garner.

Phoenix, AZ - Following the announcement last week that the police officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner will not be charged, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement:

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We must defend reproductive healthcare and fight the Title X gag rule

Phoenix, AZ - Following the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling last week, which refused to block the Trump Administration’s Title X gag rule, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement.

 

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High Commissioner Bachelet: Immigration detention is never in the best interests of a child

It is with gratitude and appreciation that the US Human Rights Network shares the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s statement on the conditions of migrants and refugees in detention. We commend High Commissioner Bachelet’s efforts to cooperate with US Civil Society and listen to our accounts of atrocities at the US-Mexico border. 

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Holding the Trump Administration Accountable to Human Rights Violations Through Global Treaty on Civil and Political Rights

The following message is from the USHRN ICCPR Task Force Co-Chairs, Jamil Dakwar (ACLU) and Elica Vafaie (Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus).

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USHRN demands an end to cruel family separation and inhumane child detention at the US-Mexico border

PHOENIX - Following alarming reports released in June by a team of independent experts on the inhumane and degrading conditions of Border Patrol facilities where hundreds of child migrants are being detained, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement:

 

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New ILO treaty to end gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work

The US Human Rights Network is pleased to announce that the International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted a groundbreaking Convention and Recommendation on ending violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work at its centenary International Labor Conference (ILC) in Geneva last week.

 

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USHRN stands for the rights of LGBTI communities

Every June marks Pride Month, the internationally recognized celebration of the Stonewall uprising of 1969 that sparked the movement for gay rights in the United States. At the center of this movement were transgender women of color, whose activism has been overlooked in history too often.

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ICCPR Task Force calls on DRL to draft US Fifth Periodic Report

On June 14, 2019, the US Human Rights Network International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Task Force submitted a letter to the federal Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) signed by 53 civil society organizations. 

 

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USHRN Celebrates Juneteenth with National Call on the IDPAD and discussions on reparations

June 19 marked Juneteenth, an important annual celebration of the freedom of People of African Descent enslaved in the United States.

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Welcome Salimah Hankins, Esq., new USHRN Deputy Director

In her role as Deputy Director, Salimah will oversee the administrative processes within the organization to manage, design and implement leadership programs and work closely with the Executive Director in strategic planning, community relations, and organizational administration.

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USHRN applauds the human rights victory at the border: Tucson jury fails to indict activist and humanitarian aid provider Scott Warren

PHOENIX - Following the jury’s failure to indict No More Deaths/No Más Muertes co-founder and volunteer Scott Warren in the federal case against him, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement:

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USHRN objects to new human rights commission based on “natural law;” affirms sexual freedom and the rights of LGBTI and GNC communities

PHOENIX -- Following the announcement of the creation of a new human rights commission based on “natural law,” the US Human Rights Network released the following statement in solidarity with women, LGBTI, GNC communities and those fighting for the protection of sexual freedom:

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Indigenous Alliance Without Borders Releases Handbook on Indigenous Peoples’ Border Crossing Rights

Tucson, AZ - The Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras/Indigenous Alliance Without Borders has released a “Know Your Rights” manual related to the rights of American Indians and Indigenous community members while crossing the U.S. - México border for tribal, cultural or family reasons. The “Handbook on Indigenous Peoples’ Border Crossing Rights Between the United States and Mexico” will serve as an accessible resource guide for tribal peoples wishing to cross tribal members between the U.S.-México border.

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International Labor Conference negotiates a standard-setting process to end violence and harassment in the world of work

As part of our ongoing efforts to support and amplify work on the ground to end violence in the world of work, we are highlighting the 108th Session of the International Labor Conference (June 10-21) where negotiations are currently taking place among governments, employers, and worker representatives in which they will decide on and adopt the first standard-setting instrument on violence against women and men in the world of work.

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USHRN calls for immediate payment of all UN member States’ dues to secure vital funding for human rights treaty bodies

PHOENIX - Following the announcement of funding cuts to multiple UN human rights treaty bodies, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement:

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USHRN signs open letter to UN Member States regarding funding cuts to human rights expert bodies

The US Human Rights Network was one of 399 civil society organizations to sign this urgent open letter to UN Member States regarding unprecedented funding cuts to UN human rights expert bodies. We are calling on all Member States - including the United States - to pay their dues immediately, in order to assure the functioning of the United Nation's vital human rights mechanisms. Read the letter here.

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A New UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent Advances

A multi-stakeholder consultation on the modalities, format and substantive and procedural aspects of the new United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent took place at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on May 10, 2019.

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USHRN members release new report on sanitation and wastewater in the US

USHRN members and partners Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University recently released their report titled “Flushed and Forgotten: Sanitation and Wastewater in Rural Communities in the US,” co-authored with the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise.

 

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Upcoming Universal Periodic Review: Hold the US Accountable to its Human Rights Obligations

The United Nations Periodic Review (UPR) is a cyclical process through which the human rights records of all UN Member States are reviewed every four years.

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USHRN opposes Donald Trump’s nomination of Kelly Craft as next United Nations Ambassador

PHOENIX — Following the Trump Administration’s nomination of Kelly Craft as United Nations Ambassador, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement:

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USHRN opposes restricting abortion, affirms nation’s obligation to protect the human right to safe and legal abortion

PHOENIX — Following recent laws passed in Georgia and Alabama restricting women’s right to safe and legal abortion, the US Human Rights Network issued the following statement on abortion rights

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Atlanta Human Rights Cities Convening - Summary and Outcomes

On April 26-28, 2019, the National Human Rights Cities Alliance led a Human Rights Cities Convening in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta gathering was the most recent of a series of ongoing events since 2015 to develop the Human Rights Cities model in the United States. 

 

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Report: UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

From April 22 to May 3, 2019, USHRN members Tai Pelli (Taíno), Sachem Hawk Storm (Schaghticoke), Niria Alicia Garcia Torres (Xicana-Purepecha), Enedina Banks (Potawatomi) and Joshua Cooper, participated in the 18th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) alongside USHRN International Mechanisms Director, Roberto Borrero (Taíno).

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USHRN condemns Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting

PHOENIX — Following the anti-Semitic shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, California, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement...

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Consensus Document to be submitted to the United Nations on the Permanent Forum for People of African Descent

This document is a consensus document to be submitted to the United Nations as part of the discussions the UN proposed Permanent Forum on People of African Descent. The document will be discussed at a consultation meeting on the Forum in Geneva, Switzerland on 10 May 2019. The consensus document is open for organizational sign-on until 6pm EST on May 6, 2019.

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80+ organizations urge Secretary of State to invite Special Rapporteur on Racism to US

In yet another move undermining UN human rights mechanisms, the Trump Administration has failed to nominate a representative to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The USHRN will continue our efforts to hold the US accountable for its human rights violations at home and encourage the United Nations to review the practices of the US. 

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USHRN denounces Donald Trump’s attacks on Representative Ilhan Omar

PHOENIX — Following Donald Trump’s tweet of a video juxtaposing images of Congressmember Ilhan Omar with footage of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, the US Human Rights Network issued the following statement:

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Tribal Link Foundation Celebrates 15 Years of Indigenous Peoples Training Preceding the UNPFII

Tribal Link Foundation's 2019 Project Access Global Capacity Building Training Workshop for Indigenous Peoples is being held in collaboration with the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples; UNDP's Equator Initiative; Indigenous Peoples Rights Program, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University; the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Secretariat; and the US Human Rights Network.  

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FIHRE fellow P. Moses wins defamation and slander suit against former County commissioner

USHRN is proud to announce that human rights defender, Black Lives Matter activist, and FIHRE fellow P. Moses has won her important defamation and slander suit against former Shelby County commissioner Terry Roland, who referred to P. Moses and other activists as “terrorists.”

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FIHRE fellow Kelly Miller secures new EPA Environmental Justice Small Grant opportunity for homeless communities

US Human Rights Network 2018 FIHRE fellow Kelly Miller, a human rights advocate focused on the issues of homelessness, domestic violence, and political corruption, has successfully lobbied for the inclusion of homelessness in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Justice Small Grants Program (EJSG).

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Earth Day Spotlight: Indigenous Peoples threatened by oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

This Earth Day, the US Human Rights Network highlights the ongoing struggles of Indigenous Peoples in Alaska to stop oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
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Kenneth Frank, a Vuntut Gwitchin citizen in Old Crow, along the Porcupine River. Photo taken by Peter Mather.

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Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute releases report on 2018 CLE Symposium

"Advancing Racial Justice and Human Rights: Rights-Based Strategies for the Current Era"

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USHRN opposes the perpetuation of racial bias in unregulated facial recognition softwares

GENEVA — Following the 24th session of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD) on the topic “Data for Racial Justice,” the US Human Rights Network issued the following statement on racial discrimination in facial recognition software:

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Mauna Kea: Violations of Indigenous Peoples Rights

Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Northern California, and Pua Case, Program Coordinator for Mauna Kea Education and Awareness of Hawaiʻi, presented on the human rights violations connected to the proposed construction of a 18-story observatory on Mauna Kea, a mountain sacred to indigenous Hawaiians.

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USHRN Delegation to CSW63 - Statement on the Status of Women and Girls

Composed by the Network’s member delegation to the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

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USHRN and member delegation attend CSW63, reaffirm that the US shall not be exonerated from upholding human rights at home

Last week, USHRN attended the sixty-third session of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City.

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The USHRN and the 2019 UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

If you are a US Human Right Network member considering or planning to attend the Forum, please fill out the USHRN Member UNPFII 2019 Questionnaire by 26 March 2019, as this will assist USHRN in planning further opportunities for engagement during the 18th session.

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USHRN Statement on Women and girls of African Descent at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women

Interactive dialogue on the focus area: ‘Women and girls of African descent’

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USHRN Statement on the Beijing Declaration at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women

High-level interactive dialogue: 'Accelerating implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: towards Beijing +25.'

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USHRN Statement on the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women Priority Theme 

CSW63 Priority Theme: "Building alliances for social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls."

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ICCPR Task Force: Informal Briefing in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland: The USHRN ICCPR Taskforce will hold an informal briefing on 14 March 2019 with members of the UN Human Rights Committee to discuss the List of Issues Prior to Reporting of the US from 2-3PM. #ICCPR 

 

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Tell the United Nations to investigate U.S. human rights violations of asylum seekers.

Join the US Human Rights Network and our friends at Presente, Puente, Mijente and CREDO to demand that the United Nations investigate human rights violations at the border immediately. 

 

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50 civil society organizations and experts call on U.S. government to maintain strong support and funding to the IACHR

A group of fifty civil society organizations and experts are joining calls by Members of Congress and United States nominees and former commissioners of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to maintain strong U.S. support and funding to the IACHR as the hemisphere’s principal human rights organ.

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US Human Rights Network Member Meet Up: Chicago

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Attention Chicago members! Please join us on March 7, 2019, for our US Human Rights Network "Member Meet Up" co-hosted by Westside Justice Center & Workers Center for Racial Justice.

 

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Webinar: The ABCs of the UN-UPR

Join the USHRN’s UPR Taskforce for this free webinar to learn how you can participate in this United Nations process from Community to Country to Global Civil Society. 

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USHRN National Conference Call: Update on the Human Rights Council

Participate in an informational session to understand the UN Human Rights Council and how you can participate in the three meetings annually to promote and protect human rights in the United States. The call will focus on the upcoming February - March four week session agenda items. Call-in 25 February 2019, 3pm EST. 

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Update on ICCPR NGO Briefing in Geneva

A briefing for NGOs with members of the Human Rights Committee will take place during its 125th session in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday, March 14 from 14:00-15:00.   

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US Human Rights Network Statement on a Declaration of National Emergency to Build Trump’s Border Wall

US Human Rights Network Denounces the President’s Plans to Build a Racist Wall Under the Guise of a National Emergency

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A Message from USHRN's ICCPR Taskforce

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ICCPR follow-up at the Human Rights Committee's 125th session in Geneva 

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New USHRN Member Orientation!

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This is our first new member orientation of 2019- come learn more about what we do, and how to get involved! 



 

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Join the Intro to CERD Webinar

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Please join the US Human Rights Network's CERD TASK FORCE to learn about the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 

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USHRN presents at Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C.

Cognressional-Briefing-Roberto-BorreroRoberto Borrero (Taíno), Director of International Mechanisms, presents to the audience of congressional staffers as moderator and USHRN board member, Marcia Johnson-Blanco listens.

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USHRN takes the (Capitol) Hill

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The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) went to Capitol Hill to meet with staff members of freshman congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM).

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CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING ON EXTREME POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES

A briefing on January 28, 2019, where experts and advocates will discuss the implications of the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights' 2018 report on the work of the 116th Congress to address poverty and inequality in the United States. 

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USHRN will attend 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The US Human Rights Network's Executive Director, Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez, & National Membership Director, Sandra Castro Solis, will participate in the upcoming Sixty-Third Session of CSW at UN-NY in March 2019.

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USHRN ICCPR Taskforce Leads Successful Civil Society Engagement with ICCPR

The US Human Rights Network ICCPR Taskforce organized various initiatives, which helped to mobilize successful Civil Society engagement with the United Nations Human Rights Committee which monitors compliance ICCPR.

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USHRN Out In the Streets!

US Human Rights Network is an official partner organization of the Indigenous Peoples March and the Women's March

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LRI interviews USHRN International Mechanisms Director, Roberto Borrero

LRI editor Matt Remle recently spoke with Roberto Múkaro Borrero (Taíno) about the upcoming Indigenous Peoples March on Washington D.C., holding governments accountable for treaty obligations, and the resiliency of Indigenous peoples.

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The Identity Project and the US Human Rights Network: Submission to the ICCPR

A joint submission for the list of issues prior to reporting by the United States of America's 5th periodic review of the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

 

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Join us for our first membership meeting of 2019

Join us USHRN for our first membership meeting of 2019 on Thursday, January 31 at 1PM EST, 11AM MST, 10AM PST. 

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Reminder: ICCPR Submissions due January 14, 2019

Submit your issues to the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations as the US faces a review of ICCPR commitments.

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Action: File ICCPR Issues in January 2019

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Submit your issues for the US government's periodic report to the ICCPR. Deadline: January 14, 2019.

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2018 Status of Human Rights in the US: a USHRN Report

ushrn_report_2018_1The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) is pleased to release its seventh annual report on the status of human rights in the United States on December 10th in honor of Human Rights Day.

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FIHRE 3 Session Now Taking Place in Phoenix, Arizona

USHRN's Fighting Injustice through Human Rights Education (FIHRE) training program is taking place in Phoenix, Arizona from 4-6 December 2018.

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Civil Society meeting with Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD)

USHRN hosts a meeting with members of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD) on October 31, 2018 in NY.

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Listening session with Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

The US Human Rights Network hosted a briefing and listening session with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro in NY. 

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FIHRE II Fellows Announced

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The US Human Rights Network is proud to announce the fellows for the second FIHRE of 2018, with a focus on Pan-African Femme organizations based in the South.

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A Template to Submit Information to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

140529_nx15a_mlarge_fanon_mendes_france_sn635_0Overview: The following is a suggested template for U.S. Civil Society submissions to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent[UNWGEPAD or Working Group].

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USHRN Statement on US Withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council

ushrn_image_for_hrc_statement2The unfortunate decision of the US government to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council comes amid significant criticism of US human rights violations, including separating immigrating families at the southern border...

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USHRN Statement on the Removal of Immigrant Children from Parents at the Border

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The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) strongly condemns the United States (US) practice of separating immigrating children and parents at the US border. USHRN, its members and allies, denounce and call for an immediate end to this cruel and immoral policy.

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Meet our 2018 FIHRE Fellows

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We are excited to announce our 2018 FIHRE Fellows for the summer 2018 cohort of Fighting Injustice with Human Rights Education (FIHRE)!

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Keynote Speakers - Advancing Human Rights 20017

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US Human Rights Network is excited to announce three dynamic speakers delivering Keynote Addresses during the7th Biennial National Convening: Advancing Human Rights 2017. 
 

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USHRN Congratulates its 2017 Human Rights Movement Builders Award Honorees

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During the 7th Biennial National Convening: Advancing Human Rights 2017, USHRN honored 9 recipients for the Human Rights Movement Builders Award.

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Human Rights in Times of Crisis: August 2017 Message from ED

a_message_from_the_ed_slideshow_image_augustMy work in the human rights sector, while pruned by academia, was catalyzed by crisis. Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and in the time since, I have been directly involved in the fight for the human right to return and recover.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to our family, friends and allies facing crisis in South Texas and South Louisiana as Hurricane Harvey completes his path.

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USHRN Statement on the Presidential Pardon of Arpaio

resist_and_defend_human_rights_slideshowAtlanta, GA - Last week, President Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who was convicted for criminal contempt for disobeying a federal court judge’s order to stop the unconstitutional practice of imprisoning individuals based solely on suspicion about their immigration status.  

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Historic Southern Communities Welcome Sen. Cory Booker for Environmental & Climate Justice Tour

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Atlanta, GA -- Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) will visit advocates and community leaders in the Gulf South this weekend to gain a deeper understanding of the southern movements for environmental justice and the impact that climate change is having on the region, its infrastructure and citizens.

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June 2017 Executive Director Message: "Liberation and Strategic Vision"

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The long memories found in historic coastal communities like Africatown in Mobile, Alabama or Houma tribal lands in Dulac, Louisiana tell us that the summer heat brings summer storms. Our current political climate seems to affirm the traditional knowledge that now is the season for preparation and readiness -- which begs two critical questions: what are we preparing for? And are we ready?

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Advancing Human Rights 2017: Conference Supporters

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Advancing Human Rights 2017 Conference Supporters

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ED Message: Women, Water, and Human Rights

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March was the month to really celebrate women and their role in the human rights movements around the globe. In addition to being Women’s History Month, March calls for the honor and recognition of International Women of Colour Day (March 1), International Women’s Day (March 8) and World Water Day (March 22).  

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February 2017 ED Message

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As I assumed my new role as the Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network (USHRN), the communities I care most about braced for a new federal administration brought to power using fear, hate, division, exploitation, greed, and extraction. 

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USHRN Board Chair on Special Rapporteur Visit

UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking Recommends that the U.S. Adopt a Stronger Focus on Labor Exploitation and Cease Prostitution Arrests

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Blog post on FIHRE from 2015 Fellow, Adofo Minka

As a 2015 Fighting Injustice through Human Rights Education (FIHRE) fellow, I felt that FIHRE  provided a space where people from different backgrounds, geographical regions, generations and understandings of human rights could come together and share their experiences and what they have found to be best practices to advance human rights work in the United States.

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