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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Red Lésbica Cattrachas Win Historic Trans Rights Case
9.22.2021
Eight years of La Sentencia: Dominicans of Haitian Descent continue to be denied their right to nationality
9.22.2021
Condemning the Racist and Illegal Expulsion of Black Migrants in Del Rio, Texas
9.16.2021
Victory for Press Freedom in Somalia
9.03.2021
President Mnangagwa must desist from undermining Judicial Independence
9.01.2021
Supporting Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Their Crucial Work During Elections
8.30.2021
Bangladesh: Officials Linked to Hundreds of ‘Disappearances’
Rights Groups Urge Action on Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance
8.26.2021
BUILDING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN SCHOOLS FROM THE GROUND UP
8.26.2021
GETTING INTO ‘GOOD TROUBLE,’ AND ADVICE FOR YOUTH ORGANIZERS
8.26.2021
CELEBRATING OUR 2021 MUSIC AND VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS
8.12.2021
International Youth Day: Governments Bear the Responsibility to End Internet Shutdowns
8.11.2021
How NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware Threatens Human Rights
8.10.2021
JOINT OPEN LETTER TO U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY BLINKEN
90+ ORGANIZATIONS URGE A ROHINGYA CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND GENOCIDE DETERMINATION
8.06.2021
Emergency Funding Support for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists
8.05.2021
Negotiations in Venezuela Are a Key Opportunity to Stop Human Rights Abuses
This critical juncture also provides a chance for the United States to reassess sanctions strategy
8.04.2021
Zimbabwean Government Must Stop Interfering With NGO Operations
A government order in Harare effectively banning NGOs who did not seek permission to operate unlawfully curtails civic space.
8.03.2021
Bangor High School Partners with RFK Human Rights to Launch New Speak Truth to Power Pilot Program
7.29.2021
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH RFK BOOK AND JOURNALISM GRAND PRIZE AWARD WINNER
7.28.2021
Expose, Educate, Correct: How a New Coalition of Community Organizers is Working to Hold Sheriffs Accountable
7.27.2021
Joint Letter: States Should Immediately Stop the Sale, Transfer, and Use of Surveillance Technology
7.21.2021
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Names Stacey Abrams, José E. Feliciano, Deven Parekh, and Hans Vestberg as Its 2021 Ripple of Hope Award Laureates
7.19.2021
International Justice Day 2021: Justice and Accountability for the Rohingya
7.15.2021
RFK Human Rights’ Sancia Dalley Offers Powerful Testimony on the Need for True Bail Reform in Texas
7.15.2021
Egypt: RFK Human Rights Renews Calls for Ahmed Samir Santawy’s Release
Our update urges the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to immediately take action.
7.14.2021
RFK Human Rights Condemns the Arbitrary Detention of Politician Freddy Guevara in Venezuela and Calls for His Immediate Release
7.12.2021
RFK Human Rights expresa preocupación por la respuesta del Estado a la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
7.12.2021
Rising concern about the government of Colombia’s response to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
7.09.2021
Nigeria: ECOWAS Court Names RFK Human Rights Amicus Curiae in Twitter Ban Case
7.08.2021
Venezuela: Las autoridades deben liberar de inmediato a los defensores de derechos humanos Javier Tarazona, Rafael Tarazona y Omar García de Fundaredes
7.08.2021
Venezuela: Authorities should immediately release human rights defenders Javier Tarazona, Rafael Tarazona, and Omar García of Fundaredes
7.07.2021
Zimbabwe: Government Weaponizes Criminal Justice System to Stifle Dissent
7.07.2021
Women Human Rights Defenders at Risk in Nicaragua
We call for prompt action in addressing the human rights situation
6.28.2021
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Red Lésbica Cattrachas Win Historic Trans Rights Case
6.28.2021
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights y Red Lésbica Cattrachas ganan caso emblemático sobre derechos de personas trans
6.28.2021
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Statement in Solidarity with the Uyghur Community
6.25.2021
Bangladesh: Hold Security Forces Accountable for Torture
Rights Groups Call for Decisive Action on International Day for Victims
6.24.2021
Civic Space Threats to the Right to Vote in Ethiopia Ahead of the 2021 Elections
6.21.2021
RFK Human Rights, ISLA, and Coalition of Immigrant Rights Groups File DHS Complaint Urging an End to the Horrific Conditions and Abuse at Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center
6.20.2021
World Refugee Day 2021: The plight of Rohingya refugees five months into Myanmar coup
6.18.2021
RFK Human Rights and Local Partners Celebrate Major Bail Reform Win in Texas
6.18.2021
Civil Society Groups Call for Immediate Release of Imprisoned Myanmar Activist
6.18.2021
Statement on Temporary Protected Status for Cameroon
6.15.2021
EXPRESAMOS PREOCUPACIÓN POR LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE LA CERCA FRONTERIZA DOMINICANO-HAITIANA Y SU DETERMINACIÓN DE TODA LA INFORMACIÓN RELACIONADA COMO 'CLASIFICADA'
6.15.2021
We Express Concern Over Construction of Dominican-Haitian Border Fence and its Determination of All Related Information as 'Classified'
6.15.2021
RFK Human Rights’ Speak Truth to Power Video Competition Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival
The in-person event kicked off Tribeca’s 20th anniversary celebration.
6.15.2021
Investor Spotlight: Raelan Lambert on the launch of the LEAP initiative
6.11.2021
June 12 Protests: Nigerian Government Must End Crackdown on Civic Space
6.07.2021
Amicus Brief in Support of Guapinol defenders
6.03.2021
Join us in Celebrating the Winners of the 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Book and Journalism Awards
6.03.2021
Egypt: President Should Act to Unshackle Freedoms
Urgent Action Needed to Address Serious Concerns Raised by UN Rights Bodies
6.01.2021
RFK Human Rights Condemns Recent Violence Against Journalist Omoyele Sowore
5.27.2021
Brazil: Munduruku People and Their Territories Need Immediate Protection from Illegal Miners
5.25.2021
A year after George Floyd, we haven’t solved workplace racism, but we can be intentional in ways that matter
5.21.2021
Uganda’s Sexual Offences Bill Fosters Discrimination and Injustice
5.18.2021
How Investors Can Embrace the “S” in ESG
5.14.2021
Eritrea: Renew Vital Mandate of UN Special Rapporteur
New and ongoing human rights violations in Eritrea can’t be ignored.
5.10.2021
Software Investing Hits “Overdrive Mode” in 2020
5.07.2021
COLOMBIA: 650 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS CALL FOR EXHAUSTIVE INVESTIGATION OF REPRESSION OF PROTESTS AND CALL ON THE IACHR TO ACT
5.07.2021
COLOMBIA: 650 ORGANIZACIONES DE SOCIEDAD CIVIL LLAMAMOS A UNA EXHAUSTIVA INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA REPRESIÓN DE LA PROTESTA SOCIAL Y SOLICITAMOS A LA CIDH MANTENERSE ALERTA
5.06.2021
An End to Trickle-Down Economics?
5.06.2021
Fighting for a Fair Minimum Wage
We’re urging Denny’s to stop lobbying against minimum wage increases for workers.
5.05.2021
Global Civil Society Statement on Myanmar
5.04.2021
This Teacher Appreciation Day, we share how educators inspired us
5.04.2021
CREATED BY STUDENTS, FOR STUDENTS: WRAPPING UP OUR UN SDG SERIES
5.03.2021
Why we must protect journalists, our pandemic storytellers
5.02.2021
UN: Stand with Bangladeshi Journalists on Press Freedom Day
Free Expression Under Serious Threat
4.30.2021
RFK Human Rights Named Honoree for Tramuto Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala
4.28.2021
Organizaciones de derechos humanos presentan amicus curiae en apoyo a la tutela para personas defensoras de derechos humanos y líderes sociales en Colombia
4.28.2021
RFK Human Rights and other organizations submit brief in support of Colombian protection action for human rights defenders and social leaders
4.27.2021
Venezuelan Authorities Must Free Human Rights Defender Orlando Moreno
​The Venezuelan state must end the harassment, illegal detention, and criminalization of human rights defenders.
4.27.2021
Texas: Why We Oppose HB 20
4.26.2021
RFK Human Rights calls for reinforced due diligence in the case of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya
4.26.2021
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Partners With Skytop Strategies to Advance Its Corporate Accountability Work
4.22.2021
Caribbean Women’s Human Rights are Disproportionately Affected by the Climate Crisis
4.22.2021
How Private Equity Can Help Corporate America Keep its Diversity Pledges
4.20.2021
RFK Human Rights Statement on the Derek Chauvin Verdict
4.20.2021
Venezuela Must Cease Repression of Civil Society
4.15.2021
How Cash Bail Robs People of Their Dignity and Resources
4.14.2021
Egypt: RFK Human Rights urges authorities to release Ahmed Samir Santawy
4.09.2021
Letter to U.S. Secretary of State Blinken on the Human Rights Crisis in Myanmar
4.08.2021
How to embrace a data-driven shift toward ESG
Key Takeaways from the RFK Compass 2021 Spring Virtual Investor Summit
4.08.2021
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Urges Wendy’s to Protect Farmworkers
Companies must now take action to back up their pledges of social responsibility
4.02.2021
RFK Human Rights Statement on Protecting Voting Rights
3.31.2021
Creating Visibility and Change for Their Community. On Their Terms.
Meet three of our trans activists who are making a difference.
3.25.2021
Bangladesh: ‘Golden Jubilee’ Should Be Turning Point on Human Rights
International Community Should Stand with Victims of Abuses
3.24.2021
Colombia debe asegurar justicia por homicidio de manifestante
Human Rights Watch y Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights presentan amicus ante Corte Constitucional
3.24.2021
Colombia: Ensure Justice for Killed Protester
Human Rights Groups Submit Brief to Constitutional Court
3.24.2021
RFK Human Rights and Human Rights Campaign Release Trans Rights Lesson Plan for Teachers
3.23.2021
Comunicado sobre la decisión de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la República Dominicana en relación a la nulidad del acta de nacimiento original de Juliana Deguis Pierre
3.23.2021
The Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court of Justice invalidates the original birth certificate of Juliana Deguis Pierre
3.22.2021
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Welcomes the U.S. House Resolution in Support of #ENDSARS
3.17.2021
Petitioning the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Behalf of Paul Rusesabagina
3.12.2021
States break silence to condemn Egypt’s abuses at UN rights body
3.10.2021
RFK Human Rights Calls for Immediate Release of Somali Journalist Kilwe Adan Farah
3.09.2021
Call for Independent Investigation into Rwandan Singer Kizito Mihigo’s Death
Open Letter to All Commonwealth Heads of Government
3.05.2021
International Community Must Respond to Crackdown on Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh
2.23.2021
Joint Call for a Global Arms Embargo on Myanmar
An Open Letter to the UN Security Council and Individual UN Member States
2.22.2021
Speaking truth to power through spoken word poetry
2.22.2021
"Pivotal." "A portal." "Adaptive optimism." "Emboldened," but at times also "defeated," "beleaguered," and "perplexed."
2.19.2021
Statement on the Passing of Sister Dianna Ortiz
2.09.2021
Urging the U.S. State Department to Prioritize the Protection of Human Rights Defenders