Human Rights News
Jul 31, 2015
Press Freedom in the Americas has been in a general decline for the past 15 years. According to Freedom House’s latest findings (2015), only 43% of the countries in the Americas are ranked as having ‘free’ press. The remaining countries fall in the range of ‘partly free’ (43%) and ‘not free’ (14%).
Jul 20, 2015
Eric Olson is quoted about the usefulness of external support in Honduras, specifically the possibility of an International Commission Against Impunity in Honduras (CICIH).
Jul 15, 2015
Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias by ruling on Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, challenging race-neutral policies that have negative effects on minorities.
Jul 14, 2015
Colorado has seen a historic drop in the pregnancy rate among teens and poor women, thanks to a pioneering family planning program providing long-acting birth control for free. In a new video from Women at the Center, Roger-Mark De Souza explains why groundbreaking programs like the Colorado Family Planning Initiative matter to the global push for women's empowerment and environmental conservation efforts.
Apr 21, 2015
Cynthia Arnson is quoted about peace talks between Colombia’s government and The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Mar 28, 2015
Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted in Colombia’s lead news weekly, Semana, on the importance of former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe González’s defense of political prisoners in Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.
Mar 25, 2015
Securing the Border: Understanding and Addressing the Root Causes of Central American Migration to the United States
Mar 08, 2015
"To veil or not to veil should be a matter of personal choice, a right that all women should be able freely to exercise," writes Haleh Esfandiari.
Feb 26, 2015
"The law may be a weak instrument for change, but, as Russian history demonstrates, it is often the only one available," writes William E. Pomeranz and Kathleen E. Smith.
Feb 25, 2015
In this Context interview, David Chappell, professor at the University of Oklahoma and author of, “Waking From the Dream: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.” spoke about the immediate impact that the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. had on the struggle for freedom. He also discuss MLK’s legacy and its meaning in 2015.