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Rising Up: Survivors and the Courageous Responders Who Support Them

02/13/2014

The hallmark image of V-Day is a victim of sexual violence rising from the horror and dehumanization of being targeted to the recovery and empowerment of being a survivor. As millions of people will witness the "risings" this week initiated by playwright and activist Eve Ensler and replicated in film, dance, and other events throughout the world, I want to pay tribute to the courageous experts behind the scenes who are critical to this movement.

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Mexico Urges U.S. to Facilitate Asylum Claims for Victims of Violence

01/22/2014

Earlier this month, Mexico’s congress passed a resolution encouraging U.S. authorities to grant asylum to Mexican citizens fleeing the savage violence that has plagued the country over the last several years.

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Remains of a Rebel Field Hospital in Syria

A Peaceful Syria Must Be Built on Foundation of Justice

01/21/2014

As members of the Syrian government, opposition forces, and international actors gather for Geneva II – the latest round of peace negotiations – it is crucial that all parties prioritize the end of systematic violations on medical care and targeted blockades of civilian communities.

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Camp Justice Guantanamo Bay

Twelve Years Later: The Current State of Guantánamo

01/11/2014

January 11, 2014 marks the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the Guantánamo Bay detention center. Such an anniversary is an appropriate time to reflect on the commitment President Barack Obama made to closing the detention facility and press for greater progress toward this ultimate goal.

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Bahraini Woman Walking Through Tear Gas

Restricting Bahrain’s Access to Tear Gas

01/10/2014

Earlier this week, South Korea agreed to halt the sale of tear gas to Bahrain following mounting pressure from the Stop the Shipment campaign and human rights organizations. South Korea’s refusal to supply the country with additional tear gas makes a strong statement of support for human rights and other countries should follow its example.

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