The Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (CARE Act) would help protect child farmworkers: Grecia Balli began working in farm fields when she was 10 years old. Grecia is one of an estimated 400,000 to 500,000 children who work in U.S. agriculture. Child farmworkers aren’t treated the same as other children, either, under current U.S. labor laws.
Distance Learning Programme: HREA offers e-learning courses for human rights defenders and educators, development workers, and staff members of social justice organisations, international and inter-governmental organisations. In 2013 new e-learning courses will be offered on Children's Rights (Foundation Course), Gender and Human Rights (Foundation Course), Gender-based Violence, EU Migration and Asylum Law and Policies, Migration and Asylum (Foundation Course) and Psychosocial Consequences of Migration and Asylum.
For years, law enforcement has depended on tips from a D.C.-based national hotline to identify human traffickers in the U.S., where the State Department estimates some 15,000 people are trafficked to every year. Using a $3 million award from Google, anti-trafficking groups Polaris Project, Liberty Asia and La Strada International plan to build an alliance of hotlines around the world.
History of Torture in the United States, Torture in the "War on Terror": Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States abandoned its policy of opposing torture for the first time in history. Devised by health care professionals, justified by lawyers, and authorized at the highest levels in government, a program of cruel psychological and physical abuse was applied to detainees in U.S. custody at Guantánamo Bay and other sites beyond U.S. borders.
"Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A complete manual on Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework". Available in many languages, download HERE
The United Nations’ endorsement of the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights underscores the global expectation that business operates with respect for human rights. BSR helps companies develop and implement strategies that ensure respect for human rights and contribute to business success.
Each Guide offers practical advice on how to implement the corporate responsibility to respect human rights in day-to-day business operations in each industry through step-by-step guidance. At each step, they summarize what the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights expect, offer a range of approaches and examples for how to put them into practice, and link users to additional resources that can support their work.
Investing the Rights Way: A Guide for Investors on Business and Human Rights provides practical insights into how the globally accepted framework of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights can help investors assess and address human rights risks in their portfolios and more effectively benchmark and engage the companies they hold.
The UN's Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights state the following: "As the basis for embedding their responsibility to respect human rights, business enterprises should express their commitment to meet this responsibility through a statement of policy". This page links to 337 statements by companies that explicitly refer to human rights.
Positive initiatives on Children's Rights: This page features examples of positive initiatives by companies on children’s rights issues. They are included here as initiatives that are intended by companies/other participants to address abuses, even if some may have fallen short of some of their goals.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is the only non-profit organization drawing attention to the human rights impacts (positive & negative) of over 5100 companies, operating in over 180 countries. Their website is relied on by businesspeople, advocates, governments, investors and the UN, and also provides guidance materials and examples of good practice.
Anne Frank Center USA offers a variety of professional development workshops for teachers and educators at all levels. The workshops provide teachers with the opportunity to examine the life and times of Anne Frank through her diary, family photographs, and documentary images as portrayed a permanent exhibit. Workshops can take place at The Anne Frank Center, at your school, community center, or other public space. They can also bring educational performances such as “Conversations with Anne: Letters from Anne and Martin” to your school or community. In this presentation, professional actors bring the texts of Anne Frank and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to life, and encourage the audience to join in an interactive discussion.
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute currently, and until the end of 2013, has a fellowship opportunity available regarding human rights education in higher education in relation to its international cooperation programmes in Belarus and Turkey. The aim of the fellowship is to contribute to the implementation of the Institute’s and its cooperation partners’ joint programmes in Belarus and Turkey, and their results, in the areas of human rights education and research. See the full information and program here
Directory of Human Rights Funders - Welcome to IHRFG’s Directory of Human Rights Funders! This tool is designed to enable both grantmakers and grantseekers to search for human rights funders by several key criteria: areas of rights funding, activities supported and geographic focus. See more here
The International Human Rights Funders Group is a global network of donors and grantmakers committed to advancing human rights around the world through effective philanthropy.
IHRFG’s approach is based on seven core “inquiry questions” through which we guide our work and growth:
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Human Rights Toolkits: Most Americans have heard of human rights abuses occurring in other countries around the world, but many do not realize that human rights are being violated in the U.S. as well. In an effort to increase awareness of human rights in the U.S., The Advocates for Human Rights has created a series of toolkits that examine important human rights issues and that offer tools to help Americans advocate for positive social change. Get the toolkits here
The Advocates for Human Rights offers a variety of publications to help researchers, educators, students, community organizations, and the general public gain a better understanding of human rights. We encourage you to look through our reports and fact sheets to learn more about human rights issues that are important to you. Then download some of our lesson plans or action guides to help spread the word about human rights! See the publications here
US legislates to prevent child marriage worldwide: In a development welcomed by child marriage activists, the United States Congress has passed a bill stating that child marriage breaches fundamental human rights – and requiring the US to integrate the prevention of this harmful practice across its development programmes. View the article here
US Government website devoted to human rights related issues, news, publications, and resources, both domestic and international. See it here
Trinity College provides a listing of other colleges and universities with human rights curriculums. Access the site here
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