Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The United Nations Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) named 2009 Advocate Mary Akrami of Afghanistan a member of its newest campaign which calls on the world to invest in 1,000 women leaders working to build peace in 1,000 crisis-affected communities by the end of 2025. Mary is the  Executive Director of the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN), a WPHF partner in Afghanistan.

Monday, March 22, 2021

We are proud to announce the website relaunch of the African American Redress Network (AARN), an organization that supports local redress efforts through research, capacity-building, advocacy, and education. The  AARN is a project in partnership with the Institute of Human Rights and the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center. They worked long hours across borders and timezones to make this site more representative of AARN’s mission, unity, and drive towards addressing racial historical injustice.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Along with other LGBTQI leaders in Uganda, 2019 Advocate Joanita Warry "Biggie" Ssenfuka (right), the ED of Freedom and Roam Uganda, met with the US Ambassador Natalie E. Brown (left). 

By David L. Phillips
Monday, March 1, 2021

The Biden administration will ratchet-up sanctions against Burma’s military junta in response to its coup and crackdown against civil society. To be effective in changing the junta’s behavior, sanctions will require a multilateral approach involving Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Secondary sanctions on businesses buying raw materials from Burmese companies, including banks handling the transactions, could also affect the junta’s calculation. China must suspend its business with extractive industries controlled by the junta.