Human Rights

Muhammad Ali is best known as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers ever know, but these days the 73 year old's efforts are supporting a different sort of fighter — humanitarians....
Bruce Cockburn, who recently received the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, has added another cause to his life-long interests — suicide awareness and prevention. The famed Canadian folk...
Raphael Lemkin coined the term "genocide" in 1944 and was the driving force behind the United Nations bringing into force the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of...
Pussy Riot has almost become a household name after the group's protests against Russian president Vladimir Putin and the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church landed them in prison, and...
On April 17, can you remain silent for 24 hours? Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Hudson, Seth Rogan, Clive Owen, Edward Norton and Martin Sheen are among the entertainers who hope you can....
Bruce Cockburn, who has written songs and campaigned about everything from banning landmines to protecting the rain forests, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Allan Slaight...
“I feel about nervous about this. I think it’s going to be intense. So we’ll see. It’ll be awesome. It’s going to be amazing,” British singer-songwriter Kate...
Risqué musician and performance artist Peaches felt compelled to do something to support female Russian punk collective Pussy Riot's right to free speech and radical style of artistic...
Mira Sorvino tackles the international blight of sex slavery every way she can. She just wrapped Trade Of Innocents, a drama about trafficking of young girls in Cambodia. It follows her earlier,...
Sexual violence is rampant in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The UN estimates that over 200,000 women and girls have been raped since 1998, but the true extent is not known. Missing...

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