Human Rights

Human Rights Issues in Sudan

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:00pm

To recognize Human Rights day, Organize the Hope (AFSC Peace Fellows) is sponsoring a presentation by Iowa United Nations Association Executive Director, Yashar Vasef.

Mr. Vasef will discuss the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, along with the issues facing the people of Sudan and the upcoming election for possible secession of South Sudan.

Insight will be shared by Judy James and Omer Ali, Central College students who are originally from Sudan.

One page information on Racial Justice through Human Rights project for youth

One page description of Pittsburgh Racial Justice Through Human Rights Project.

Concord NH Monitor: Martin Luther King associate to speak at AFSC dinner

VINCENT HARDING, a friend, associate and sometime speech-writer for Martin Luther King Jr., will be the guest at a dinner Friday in Concord to benefit the American Friends Service Committee.

Panel: Center for Justice & Accountability

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Hear from attorneys at Center for Justice & Accountability about civil litigation defending human rights in Somali, Colombia, Guantanamo, and elsewhere.  Refreshments available, RSVP to mdegaetano@cja.org   or 415-544-0444

Sponsored by SF Bay Darfur Coalition  www.darfursf.org   

Human Rights Cities: Paths to Peace

Current AFSC projects in D.C. are working to support human rights as a way to achieve community, social, and economic transformation.

Hurricane Human Rights Abuse Documentation Training

Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Everyday immigrants suffer human rights abuses due to federal and local immigration enforcement.  Making those stories heard is the first step toward change.

Through recording, monitoring, and disseminating stories, we demonstrate the injustice of current policies. The HURRICANE initiative allows communities to analyze the challenges they face, develop a stronger shared analysis, and determine their own demands for just policy change.

Come learn how to document abuses in your community.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

10 am—2 pm

New Hampshire Peace Program Background: Peace, Disarmament, and Human Rights

From nuclear nonproliferation to death penalty abolition, AFSC-NH is working to make the world a more peaceful, just and humane place.  Scroll down to learn more about our active campaigns.

To be added to the AFSC-NH Peace Mobilization email list, please send a note to Arnie Alpert, aalpert@afsc.org

We work closely with NH Peace Action to end war, reduce military spending, and abolish nuclear weapons. 

Death Penalty Abolition

Peace on purpose

Friday, May 21, 2010 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

What are we doing to achieve peace within ourselves and larger communities?

Housing: A Basic Human Right

When Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana arrived in the United States from his native Democratic Republic of the Congo, he didn’t expect to encounter some of the economic realities here. Settling in Washington, D.C., he became director of AFSC’s Peace and Economic Justice Program where he came face-to-face with the homeless who camped out on his office doorstep.

Human Rights Curriculum

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights  ( " UDHR" or " Declaration" ) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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