India, Human Rights and the Bhullar Case

Commenting on the conditions of imprisonment, Gurpatwant Pannun emphasized, “Bhullar has been detained for the last eighteen years in appalling conditions, including solitary confinement.

The Keystone Pipeline Is An Environmental Justice Issue

Both the Indigenous communities in Canada and the residents of Port Arthur have seen elevated incidence of illness.

The ‘Other Israel Film Festival’ Tackles Complex Issues

“Cinema. Dialogue. Understanding.” These words were on the screen at the Other Israel Film Festival, at the JCC in Manhattan, as the auditorium filled up on opening night. Sharqiya, by first time Israeli filmmaker Ami Livne, was receiving its New York premiere. It had garnered top honors at the Jerusalem Film Festival for best full-length […]

“Sweet Dreams”— Reconciliation in Rwanda at DocNYC

Through the artistry and energy of drumming, Odile “Kiki” Katese, a Rwandan theater director, saw a channel for the many who were broken.

Domestic Violence: Everybody’s Issue

It is essential to go beyond the statistics to place Domestic Violence within a larger societal framework.

“Chimes of Freedom” Celebrates the Power of Music and Activism

When oppressive regimes clamp down on their citizens, freedom of expression—free speech—is always the first thing to go. Dictators have a lot to fear from individuals speaking up—through their writings, through art and film and music.

Why Torture is a Moral Issue

Rev. Richard L. Killmer said, “Torture is wrong. This is an absolute moral principle. Our leaders sometimes forget this.”

A Lesson From Joseph Sebarenzi for 2011

Embracing forgiveness on a personal level, as well as a national and community level, is integral to Sebarenzi’s philosophy.

A Report from “Women in the World: Stories and Solutions” Summit – Part 2

Gloria Steinem has repeatedly stressed the importance of women sharing their personal stories as a way to add their voices to the human record. This was the strength of The Daily Beast’s three-day event.

“The Unheard Truth: Povery and Human Rights”

Khan’s contention is that poverty is a human rights issue, and therefore defending those rights must be at the core of efforts to end poverty.