WHY DONATE TO HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY?

Support Human Rights Society and our many programs such as: Feed the Homeless Program – monthly in Seattle (since 12/14) Human Rights Film Festival Internship Program (70+ interns since 2011) New Refugees Services Program (upcoming in Fall 2017) DONATION INFORMATION Click here to our donation webpage via our fiscal sponsor, New Horizons Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and pay … More WHY DONATE TO HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY?

UNITED NATIONS: ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights’

History of the Document The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities … More UNITED NATIONS: ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights’

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Since 2005, the United Nations has recognized today, January 27th, as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Our thoughts, prayers, and resolve to keep advocating for humans from any form of genocide is strong and we will work tirelessly as much as possible. We remember Anne Frank’s quote, “It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped … More International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Massage Parlor Trafficking

In over 9,000 illicit massage businesses (IMBs) across the United States, victims are forced into human trafficking. According to Polaris research, these businesses are often organized into criminal networks with revenues of around $2.5 billion a year…read more at Polaris Project

Rohingya People Need to be Saved

This precious, yet state-less, Rohingya (historically knowns as “Arakanese Indians”) are Aryan-Indian people from Rakhine State, Myanmar (aka Burma). The massacre they have and are enduring in Myanmar is classic ethnic-cleaning and we all need to support and advocate for their livelihood and pressure Myanmar government to stop with the systematic atrocity. More information in … More Rohingya People Need to be Saved

U.S. State Department Starts $25M Global Fund To End Modern Slavery

Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017 The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a groundbreaking $25 million award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery for transformational programs around the world to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery – also known as human trafficking. We would like … More U.S. State Department Starts $25M Global Fund To End Modern Slavery

NYTimes: Desperate Rohingya Flee Myanmar on Trail of Suffering. ‘It Is All Gone.’

Originally published in The New York Times by Hannah Beech, 3 September 2017 — REZU AMTALI, Bangladesh — They stumble down muddy ravines and flooded creeks through miles of hills and jungle in Bangladesh, and thousands more come each day, in a line stretching to the monsoon-darkened horizon. Some are gaunt and spent, already starving … More NYTimes: Desperate Rohingya Flee Myanmar on Trail of Suffering. ‘It Is All Gone.’

Former inmate and UW alum team up for panel on solitary confinement as human rights abuse

Originally published in The Daily by Grace DeBusschere, 12 May 2017 — SEATTLE, USA —On Thursday, Human Rights Society UW hosted a panel on “The Injustice of Solitary Confinement” in Gowen Hall, featuring panelists Jose “Neaners” Garcia, who shared his first-hand experience in solitary confinement, and Reed Klein, a UW alum who wrote his senior … More Former inmate and UW alum team up for panel on solitary confinement as human rights abuse