Human Rights

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Toward a just foreign policy

What would a just foreign policy look like? In this keynote address to Nebraskans for Peace, Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, explains why human rights at home and around the world must be our base.

We are Unstoppable, Another World is Possible

We are Unstoppable, Another World is Possible

Students address gun violence in D.C.

What motivates young people to take action on their beliefs? Human rights learning, and the DC Human Rights project in particular, might be an important piece of the puzzle.

On March 28, 2013—a National Day to Demand Action on Gun Violence—Andy Bloom and Diana Chicas, 17-year-old students from Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., came to City Hall to speak with Councilwoman Mary Cheh about gun violence.

Education as a Human Right flyer

Flyer for Education is a Basic Human Rights event

Education a Human Right

This video was created by the American Friends Service Eommittee, PA program's Racial Justice Through Human Rights group in 2012 together with the Youth Media Advocacy Project. The youth's deep concern for education and the deficiency of the schools led them to want to raise awareness in the community about the right to a good education.

 

 

 

DC kicks off year of human rights learning

Human Rights learning class

Human Rights learning class

Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana (second from left) with students from the human rights learning project at Wilson High School.

 “All human beings are born free and equal. Everyone is entitled to the same human rights without discrimination of any kind. Everyone has the human right to life, liberty, and security.”

Human Rights Resolution: Washington, D.C. 2012

Official document recognizing December 10, 2012 as "Washington, D.C. Human Rights Day" in the District of Columbia.

Human Rights Day 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 10:05pm - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 1:10pm

Human Rights Day will be celebrated in RI with a rally focused on the rights of immigrants and workers - and of all people to basic security and human dignity.  We will gather at 4pm outside the U.S.

Condition U.S. military aid to Israel on respect for human rights

AFSC joined 14 other church groups in calling on Congress to condition the provision of U.S. military aid to Israel on Israel’s compliance with applicable U.S. laws. 

Response to criticism of the October 5 letter on conditioning aid to Israel

AFSC joined 14 other church groups in calling on congress to condition the provision of U.S. military aid to Israel on Israel’s compliance with applicable U.S. laws. There were many responses to this letter, both critical and affirming. This letter responds to some of the critisism the letter received. 

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