Human Rights

Category archives for Human Rights

Hilary Clinton famously said in 1992: I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.

Scholars at Risk calls for letters on behalf of Bahraini mechanical engineering professor, who “was taken forcibly from his home on March 17th and imprisoned without charge.”

Source. Casualties in time and space. The seasonal rhythms and shifting battlefields of the war emerge in this view of the 8131 Afghan civilians killed or injured over the past 2 years, recorded in a military database called CIVCAS. (No data were available for the first 5 months of 2010 in the Southwest region.) CREDIT:…

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to support victims and their families in Japan since the earthquake and tsunami struck last Friday. Ben Parr at Mashable gives us some simple, concrete ways we can help in his article, “Japan Earthquake & Tsunami: 7 Simple Ways to Help.” Please do what you can.

SAF Troop Deployments on the volatile North/South Border. Of all of the research that scientists do, this is an example of how we can make a difference. In this case, actor and activist George Clooney facilitates data collection on an important human rights issue in Darfur.

BP’s Black Beach Burden

Teaser for “Black Beach” from Fourth World Media, LLC on Vimeo. Video. I recently wrote about “oil-eating microbes” and the lack of evidence that they will offer a solution to cleaning up the environmental nightmare that began last April after the BP oil spill. What will BP’s “black beach” burden become?

Source. Anyone working to benefit human rights knows the challenge of public outreach and community engagement. I have been working with the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition for more than two years and we have made excellent progress in engaging scientists and scientific societies to learn how they can contribute their skills towards human…

Healing a Lizard On a Nail

© Reza Deghati courtesy of Sony World Photography Awards Source. This evening, I had the pleasure and honor to meet photographer Reza Deghati at one of his exhibits {The Human Rights Institute at Kean University}, “One World, One Tribe.” His images convey a compelling story of the unity of the human race.

Mubarek Stepping Down Friday? Yes!

Breaking news of the potential end to Egypt’s President Mubarek’s time in office indicates that the “transition” may well become a resolution very soon, perhaps tomorrow, Friday, February 11. Will this date mark a new chapter of Egyptian history? I sincerely hope that this crisis ends quickly and peacefully. This is, fundamentally, a human rights…

Source. Actor George Clooney is recognized for more than his roles in television and film. He has worked diligently to support human rights issues in regions in crisis such as the Sudan. In The New York Times blog “On the Ground,” reporter Nicholas Kristof joins Mr. Clooney to address readers’ questions about malaria. What role…