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Friday, July 30, 2021

ISHR is pleased to release our 2020-2021 Annual Report this week. The report covers the diverse programming and activities that the institution oversaw in the last year. 

Find the full report here.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Elazar Barkan will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Institute on June 30th and on behalf of faculty, staff, students, and affiliates, ISHR would like to thank him for his many contributions. Professor Barkan joined the Institute in 2006 as Co-director and continued to lead as Director starting in 2008.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

ISHR congratulates the winners of the 2021 Human Rights Thesis Presentation Competition. Students were selected to present their research in no more than 5 minutes, and winners were selected by a faculty panel and the audience. The winners and the titles of their presentations can be found below:

Undergraduate Student Winner:

Safia Southey (UHRP): "Repatriation vs. Resettlement: The Role of UNRWA in the Stalemate of the Palestinian Refugee Crisis" 

A global team of experts has defined menstrual health to advance policy, practice, and research
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Billions of people around the world experience a menstrual cycle. Meeting their menstrual needs is essential for achieving health and gender equality.

A growing body of activists and actors are rising to the challenge and have brought visibility to this long-marginalized topic. However, large-scale investment and coordination across sectors is needed to ensure menstrual health for all.

To provide a common language and unite efforts to support the breadth of menstrual needs, a collaboration of experts have now defined menstrual health.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
ISHR congratulates the winners of the 2021 Human Rights Essay Contest. Students were invited to submit compelling academic papers that addressed issues relating to human rights. The winners and the titles of their essays can be found below:
Undergraduate Student Winners:
Lexi Young (Human Rights Major, Columbia College): "Crisis in Canada: How Nonprofits are Mobilizing to Address Systemic Inequality Faced by Canada’s Indigenous Populations"

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