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    Book Discussion on La Lucha

    Lucha Castro talked about her book, La Lucha: The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico, about the violence and human rights violations occurring in Chihuahua and the city of…

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    Book Discussion on Spectacle

    Pamela Newkirk discusses her book, Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. “Pride…

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    Book Discussion on Spectacle

    Pamela Newkirk talked about her book, Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, about the life of Ota Benga, a Congolese dwarf who was featured in an anthropology exhibit during the…

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    State Department 2014 Human Rights Report

    Secretary Kerry spoke about the release of the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The annual report examines the status of human rights in countries around the world. He…

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    International Child Abduction

    Witnesses testified at a hearing examining federal actions to comply with a law passed the previous year in resolving cases of children abducted from the U.S. and held in foreign…

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    Book Discussion on The Middle of Everywhere

    Mary Pipher talked about her book, The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community, about the challenges refugees face as they arrive in the U.S. For several years…

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    Food as a Human Right

    Two justice advocates and authors talked about food justice and the basic human right to healthy food both in the U.S. and around the world. Topics included the role of corporations…

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    Sex Trafficking Victims

    The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Global Human Rights held a hearing on the partnerships between U.S. government and non-governmental organizations that rescue trafficking…

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    Libyan Conflict and Refugees

    Panelists talked about the humanitarian consequences of the conflict in Libya. They spoke about the refugee crisis stemming from the ongoing civil war between rival Islamist militias…

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    Genocide and Atrocity Prevention

    Sarah Sewall spoke on atrocity prevention and other global issues. She focused on the Obama administration-led Atrocities Prevention Board and its progress during the preceding three…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about human trafficking legislation scheduled to be debated on the Senate floor during the coming…

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    Women's Rights in Afghanistan

    Rula Ghani, the first lady of Afghanistan, spoke about the role of women in her home country, and the need to support and encourage them. She described her life growing up as a…

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    U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Remarks

    Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein spoke to the media and responded to questions following his first official visit to the U.S. as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He…

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    Human Rights in Cuba

    Advocates for Cuban political prisoners testified on that country’s human rights record. The witnesses were critical of the Obama administration’s decision to normalize…

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    Human Trafficking

    At a Justice Department event for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director James Comey, and other government officials spoke about…

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    House Debate on Human Trafficking

    House members debated H.R. 181, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, intended to strengthen investigation and prosecution of human trafficking crimes.

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    Human Rights in Cuba

    Panelists talked about human rights and democratic reforms in Cuba in light of the Obama administration’s late 2014 announcement of normalization of foreign relations between the two…

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    Child Sex Trafficking, Part 3

    Representatives for organizations dedicated to stopping the child sex trade talked about the increasing role of technologyas a valuable tool for tracking down predators.  “How…

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    U.N. Security Council Meeting on North Korea

    The United Nations Security Council held a meeting on North Korea’s human rights record. At the start of the session, the Security Council voted in favor of placing North…

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    U.S. Role in Asia-Pacific Region

    President Barack Obama spoke at University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He vowed to continue to strengthen ties with allies in the Asia-Pacific region. He also spoke…

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