Tag Archives: human rights

12.04.17

Syria’s Disappeared and Humanity at Its Worst – and Best

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[I thank Noor Shakfeh, a Syrian-American who has lost family members to the Syrian regime, and Sara Afshar, who directed and produced Syria’s Disappeared, for inspiring this piece, and for deepening my own understanding of solidarity.] Though they have disappeared from the headlines, the depravities of the Syrian regime during the war that has raged […]

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11.06.17

DIALOGUES ON BEING HUMAN: O’Neill Institute Event; Wednesday November 8th on Georgetown University’s Main Campus

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This post was written by Anita Alvin Nilert, Art Dialogues Curator, please direct any questions or comments to an435@georgetown.edu. DIALOGUES ON BEING HUMAN: The Intersections of Art, Health and Dignity with artist Wangechi Mutu in dialogue Alicia Ely Yamin, Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative. […]

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10.30.17

Addressing Gendered Aspects of Tuberculosis

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  While some gendered aspects of tuberculosis are beginning to be better understood, there is limited information and focus on addressing certain risk factors and vulnerabilities that impact men and women differently. TB now kills more people than any other infectious disease, and evidence suggests that women may be more vulnerable to forms of extra-pulmonary […]

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10.23.17

Statement on arrest of ISLA director, activists in Tanzania

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On October 20, 2017, a team of human rights lawyers and activists were jailed in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania – a clear violation of Tanzanian and international human rights obligations. The initial arrests came on Oct. 17 after a consultation they were holding was raided by the Tanzanian police. Thirteen people were arrested. After authorities initially released […]

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10.20.17

Unconstitutional and Unacceptable: H.R. 36’s 20-Week Abortion Ban

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This post was written by Brenna Gautam and Rebecca Reingold. Earlier this month, on October 3, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” Under H.R. 36, it is a crime for any person to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks […]

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09.29.17

Investment in Tuberculosis R&D Is an Urgent Human Rights Issue

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  Photo: Treatment Action Campaign  Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and treatable disease which kills more people globally than any other infectious disease, approximately 5,000 every day. Despite grim statistics and the plethora of human rights violations that occur in the context of TB, there is inadequate funding, and limited public awareness that TB remains […]

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09.12.17

Taking health in all policies seriously: health impact assessments, WHO leadership, and international law

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[This blog was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Gian Luca Burci, and first appeared as a Lancet Global Health blog.] Government approval of a new mining operation. A policy to deport undocumented immigrants. An international agreement that enhances pharmaceutical patent protections. All will affect health and health equity, but will policymakers factor these effects […]

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08.15.17

Art, Health, and Human Rights: John Rae’s The Positive Community Wins Social Documentary Network’s Photo Contest

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It is widely recognized that art can accomplish broader community goals. Here at the O’Neill Institute, the Health and Human Rights Initiative has been exploring art as a tool for making health and human rights issues more visible and comprehensible. Program Director Alicia Ely Yamin launched Dialogues on Being Human: The Intersections of Art, Health […]

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08.04.17

Reproductive Rights in Flux: Updates from Latin America and the Caribbean

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This post was written by Rebecca Reingold and Priscila Valencia. Despite the tremendous strides made towards the realization of reproductive rights in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent decades, the region remains home to the majority of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. However, reproductive rights advocates are leading efforts to change that in […]

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03.27.17

Why You Should Attend This Year’s Health Rights Litigation Intensive

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“Participating in the Health Rights Litigation course in September of 2013 granted me the opportunity to interact with some of the best minds on health and human rights in the world. I was among forty-four participants who were representative of twenty-four countries from around the world. I attended the course at a time when KELIN […]

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