Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

At only 17-yr old, Malala Yousafzai was the youngest recipient, at the time in 2014, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her courageous advocacy of girls education in her home region of Swat District, Pakistan. Blogged for BBC as early as 11-yr old and almost died from being assassinated by a Taliban soldier when … More Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating

Human Rights International Film Festival

HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY IS A CO-ORGANIZER! March 28th to 30th @ SIFF SIFF and Human Rights Society has teamed up to present the inaugural Human Rights International Film Festival in Seattle. This travelling film festival is part of Human Rights Watch and will be hosted by SIFF. The weekend-long film festival features stories about human rights issues in Afghanistan, … More Human Rights International Film Festival

‘Girl Rising’ Film + Discussion

FEATURED EVENT GIRL RISING Screening + Discussion SIFF organizes and hosts this Academy Award-nominated film directed by Richard E. Robbins. ‘Girl Rising’ journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary … More ‘Girl Rising’ Film + Discussion

Poverty Reduction In Latin America Is Slowing, UN Says

By Luis Andres Henao on December 5, 2013—“Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean is now easing at a slower pace, the UN’s regional economic body said on Thursday, calling on governments to make policy changes that encourage growth while reducing the huge gap between the rich and poor. UN economists based in Santiago said … More Poverty Reduction In Latin America Is Slowing, UN Says