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Call for Singers & Artists
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 PM

Use your talents to advance human rights! Singers needed for VocalPoint chorus and artists needed for art gallery for February 2015 performances that will support initiatives to build a better, safer world for women and girls.

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U.S. Council for International Business Urged to Support Convention on Gender-Based Violence in the Workplace
Monday, October 20, 2014 2:00 PM

The Advocates calls on the Unites States Council for International Business to join the United States government in supporting a convention on gender-based violence in the workplace.

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Learn About the Humanitarian Crisis at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:00 PM

Visit here for key points, fact sheet, more information, and how to take action

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UN Special Procedures Urged to Visit Ethiopia to Investigate Crackdown on Oromo Protests
Friday, June 20, 2014 12:40 PM

The Advocates and other organizations urge UN Special Procedures to request and conduct country visits to Ethiopia to investigate actions taken by the Ethiopian Government in response to student-led protests in the state of Oromia.

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Moving from Exclusion to Belonging: Immigrant Rights in Minnesota Today
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 5:00 PM

The Advocates for Human Rights released its latest report on the human rights of immigrants and refugees in Minnesota in April. The new report draws on nearly 200 individual interviews and more than 25 community conversations involving hundreds of people throughout the state. It places the findings within the context of state, federal, and international human rights law to identify what is working to promote integration and success, what is failing, and what gaps exist in public policy.

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The Advocates for Human Rights is Presenting at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Friday, March 07, 2014 11:35 AM

The Advocates for Human Rights is sending a delagation of staff, volunteers and board memebrs to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which will meet for its 58th session in New York, March 10-21.

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Another Step Needed to Protect Women in Mongolia
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:00 AM

The Advocates is in Mongolia, presenting a report on domestic violence to government officials and the U.S. ambassador. One in three women in Mongolia was a victim of domestic violence in 2010. Read more here.

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Remembering Tim Tennant-Jayne
Monday, January 13, 2014 10:20 AM

The staff of The Advocates for Human Rights is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our colleague and friend, Tim Tennant-Jayne.

U.S. Citizen Jailed in UAE Expected to Return (Update to: The Advocates for Human Rights Calls for Release of U.S. Citizen Facing Charges in Dubai)
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:15 PM

Shezanne “Shez” Cassim, who was jailed for nine months in the United Arab Emirates, has been released.  (Update to: The Advocates for Human Rights calls for the release of Shezanne Cassim, a United States citizen who has been held in the United Arab Emirates since April.)

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Don't Miss These Events!
Thursday, October 31, 2013 5:00 PM

Discover Human Rights Spring Training Series: 4 half-day workshops (9am - 1pm) held every Fri. from Jan. 24th to Feb. 14th

Training Series provides concrete steps for how organizations and individuals can use the standards, principles, and methods of human rights to combat entrenched poverty, discrimination, and injustice in their community.

Asylum Step by Step Training Series: Thurs., Jan. 23; Feb. 20; Mar. 20; Apr. 17 from 4 - 5pm

Asylum Step By Step is a four-part series designed to provide volunteer attorneys with skills and techniques necessary to successfully represent asylum seekers, to help avoid common pitfalls, and to give advocates an opportunity to learn from experienced attorneys.

2013 HRAD Keynote and Cantus Concert Now Online
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 2:15 PM

• Ambassador Sam Kaplan and Sylvia Kaplan delivered the keynote address at the 2013 Human Rights Awards Dinner

• Cantus Vocal Ensemble performs at Plymouth Congregational Church in honor of The Advocates

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Congress: Don't Sacrifice Human Rights in Immigration Reform
Friday, July 12, 2013 2:20 PM

The immigration reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate last month goes a long way to restoring American values, but trading off increased militarization along U.S. borders for a road map to citizenship sells our values short. Read more by The Advocates' Michele Garnett McKenzie in The Hill.

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