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Rights or Religion: LGBT Rights in Catholic Ireland

By Tucker Berardi | Jun 6
In Ireland, the majority of schools and hospitals used to be funded by the Catholic Church, a reality that leaves a legacy that must now be dealt with.

UN Rights Chief Slams Populists, Warns of Bigotry

By Mike Corder and Jamey Keaten | Sep 10
The U.N. human rights chief says U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Dutch nationalist Geert Wilders are among "populists and demagogues" whose tactics of communication smack of Islamic State group-style propaganda.

Groups Demand Humane Treatment for LGBTs in Immigration Detention

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 10
This Human Rights Day, LGBT and human rights groups are calling for human treatment for LGBT people in immigration detention facilities in the United States.

IFUW Affirms Girls' Education on Human Rights Day

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 8
On December 10, Human Rights Day, the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) draws global attention to the fundamental human right to education, which directly enhances sustainable development and is a critical means to combat poverty.

Nations With Empowered Women Win More Olympic Medals

By EDGE | Jun 3
New research shows that nations with greater women’s empowerment win more medals and send more athletes to the Summer Olympics.

Former State Senator Hides in Statehouse Closet

Mar 19
Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour hid in an Idaho Statehouse closet for more than five hours as part of her effort to persuade Republican lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act.

US: Syria Leads Human Rights Violations in 2013

By Lara Jakes | Feb 27
A chemicals weapons attack in Syria last summer that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people was the world’s worst human rights violation of 2013, the Obama administration concluded Thursday.

UN Letter Calls Kim Jong-un Out On Nazi-like Atrocities

By John Heilprin | Feb 17
A U.N. panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from systematic executions to torture, rape and mass starvation.

Pussy Riot to Appear at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 28
The freed members of the band Pussy Riot will speak at a Feb. 5 Amnesty International Concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

LGBTs Mourn Mandela

By Heather Cassell | Dec 12
LGBT human rights leaders mourned the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, calling the Nobel Peace Prize recipient a true global leader.

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