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Bipartisan Group Introduces IVAWA to Coincide with International Women’s Day

Friday, March 13, 2015

International Women’s Day is held on March 8 to celebrate the achievements of women through history and across the globe. In recognition of International Women’s Day this year, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and Senate reintroduced the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). IVAWA was reintroduced in the House as H.R. 1340 … Read More

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The Leadership Conference Submits Shadow Report to CERD Committee

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund – with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the NAACP – this week submitted a shadow report, “Falling Further Behind: Combating Racial Discrimination in America,” to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which monitors the … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Groups React to Reports of Updated Profiling Guidance

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When George W. Bush said in a presidential debate in 2000 that “we ought to do everything we can to end racial profiling,” the civil and human rights community hoped that his encouraging statement would lead to federal policy. However, his administration’s profiling guidance, released in 2003 and still to date unreformed, was inadequate 11 … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges Confirmation of Harper to UNHRC

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights pushed this week for the confirmation of Keith Harper as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council, a position President Obama nominated him for in June. “Mr. Harper is a member of the Cherokee Nation and is slated to be the first Native … Read More

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Human Rights Advocates Urge Senate to Ratify Disability Treaty

Friday, November 8, 2013

Human rights and disability rights advocates packed three rooms and tuned in via social media on Tuesday to watch the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing regarding the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD is an international disability treaty that provides a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around … Read More

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