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How Pop Culture Can Help Roma See Themselves as Survivors

August 1, 2016Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez
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The New Face of Solidarity

August 16, 2016Deepa Iyer
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Case Watch: Justice Sotomayor Highlights Impact of Biased Policing

August 22, 2016 | Michael Youhana

A Supreme Court justice’s arguments make for powerful reading, given the troubled state of relations between the police and African American communities across the country.

How UK Politicians Laid the Groundwork for Brexit’s Hate Crime Surge

August 19, 2016 | Nazek Ramadan

The wave of race-based crime unleashed by the Brexit vote is the result of societal intolerance cultivated by British leaders for years.

Grantee Spotlight

Brazil, Homicide Capital of the World, Tackles Violence against Children

August 18, 2016 | Robert Muggah

An app that records how young people experience violence could help make their world more secure.

As U.S. Elections Near, a String of Voting Rights Victories

August 17, 2016 | Erica Teasley Linnick

A series of court rulings ensures hundreds of thousands of eligible voters will be able to exercise their rights at the polls this November.

Grantee Spotlight

The New Face of Solidarity

August 16, 2016 | Deepa Iyer

An initiative aims to help marginalized groups cooperate—and learn from each other.

Time for Transparency in the Machinery of Global Rights

August 9, 2016 | Christian De Vos

A drive for transparency over the selection of the next UN Secretary General reflects similar efforts by civil society in the global human rights system.

How Pop Culture Can Help Roma See Themselves as Survivors

August 1, 2016 | Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez

From comic book heroes to Hollywood villains, some of the best-known characters of the pop culture landscape have hidden Roma roots.

Indonesia Executes Several for Drug Crimes in an Ominous Sign of a Trend

July 29, 2016 | Rick Lines

From firing squads in Indonesia to vigilante killings in the Philippines, state-sanctioned violence against those in the drug trade is reaching new heights.

Italy Is Debating a Proposal to Legalize Cannabis

July 21, 2016 | Marco Perduca

The proposed system, if implemented, would regulate marijuana-related activities under a state monopoly.

Human Rights Defenders in Honduras Need a Defender, Too

July 19, 2016 | Daysi Flores

In Latin America, where activists face a range of threats, one group is working to build communities of trust and support to help protect them.

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