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Republican House Bill Would Block U.N. Treaty on Children’s Rights

Representative Pete Hoekstra recently introduced a bill that would amend the U.S. Constitution to permanently “enshrine” a set of parents’ rights into American society. The bill, which has 70 Republican co-sponsors (along with Rep. Hoekstra, who is also a Republican), … Continue reading

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United States Seeks Seat on UN Human Rights Council

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, and Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, have announced that the United States will seek election to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council.  According to a press release, Ambassador Rice says that she … Continue reading

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U.S. Will Sign U.N. Declaration on Gay Rights

The United States will join 66 other nations around the world who have signed the United Nations’ Declaration on Gay Rights. This declaration condemns human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It calls for a “decriminalization of … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Expected to Usher in Advances for Women’s Rights

Women’s rights advocates are hopeful this week as President Barack Obama officially began his term as the 44th president.  President Obama is expected to advance women’s rights by issuing executive orders which will rescind the Global Gag Rule and release … Continue reading

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Women in the Cabinet

Women’s rights activists are energized by the recent appointments of Hillary Clinton as the Secretary of State, Janet Napolitano as the first woman to serve as the Secretary of Homeland Security, and Susan Rice as an ambassador to the UN. … Continue reading

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Women’s Rights Around the World

Some good news from the current administration: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has signed onto a UN-sponsored campaign to end violence against women worldwide.  This is a change from the United States’ previous reluctance to sign onto and ratify international … Continue reading

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U.S. Ranks 27th in Gender Equity

The 2008 Global Gender Gap report was released by the World Economic Forum last week, and the United States is lagging behind countries such as Germany, France, Lesotho and Cuba when it comes to equality between the sexes. Using United … Continue reading

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