Tag: human rights

Three Amazing Oscar Moments and Two Equally Terrible Internet Reactions

This year’s Oscars proved notableas the winners utilized the unique opportunity to touch upon important human rights issues

Posted in Human Rights

Human Rights Issue Update: The GOP and Human Rights

It’s election season! The Republican selection process is underway, so let’s take a look at where the contenders stand on some important human rights issues.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Human Rights

Human Rights Issue Update: Illegal Adoptions Tearing Families Apart

In this issue update, I’m tackling some issues that continue to rear their ugly heads and some new ones you may just be hearing about for the first time. Take the next few minutes to put yourself in someone else’s shoes…

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A Scholarship Specifically for White Males

In response to the many scholarships open only to women or ethnic minorities, an organization is offering scholarships exclusively for white males.

Posted in Human Rights, Education

Artists Break Their Silence for Invisible Children

Mumford & Sons and David Archuleta were among the artists who performed for Break the Silence’s Campaign ‘25’ which featured 25 musical acts playing in 18 cities on April 25th for a common purpose

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism

HeadCount Human Rights Update: Eyes of the World on Darfur

As Sudan, a country notorious for political instability and brutal genocide, prepares for a national election in April, the world will be watching. Since 2003, an estimated 300,000 lives have been lost in Sudan’s ethnic conflict. A new study shows that nearly 80 percent of the casualties have been caused by disease due to “unsanitary [living] conditions with…

Posted in Human Rights, Issue Updates

Twelve Mexico Murders, Thirty-Four Drug Cartel Arrests

After he was elected president of Mexico in 2006, Felipe Calderon declared his own war on drugs, with an emphasis on battling drug cartels. There have been more than 10,000 drug-related killings since then, and the cartels don’t seem to be going anywhere. One of the more grisly recent events was the torture and murder…