We the people

A brutal summer for human rights, dignity

People find themselves caught in mix of tragedy, promise, confronting superficial cultural assumptions to defend ‘less-than-Christian behavior.’ read more »

by the Rev. Chris Momany
on July 28, 2015

A call to end impunity in Philippines

International Peoples’ Tribunal meets in Washington, D.C., July 16-18

United Methodist Bishop Toquero will speak on behalf of Filipino people who contend civil rights have been systematically violated. read more »

by Jay Knudsen and Wayne Rhodes
on July 10, 2015

‘Code Blue’ launches

Demands end to U.N. immunity for peacekeeper sex abuse

AIDS-Free World’s campaign calls for Commission of Inquiry into handling of sexual violence in peacekeeping missions. read more »

May 22, 2015

Educators to explore human-rights network

United Methodist institutions from 5 continents to take part

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry to host intercultural dialogue involving 13 universities. read more »

by Tom Gillem
on May 07, 2015

Defining women’s progress

United Methodist Women focus on grassroots level

To move to next level, women need supportive, inclusive policies, UMW executive states at panel in conjunction with Commission on Status of Women. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on March 16, 2015

A ‘right to hope’

Panel on climate change and human rights

World Council of Churches chief executive said hope should not be passive waiting, but part of active process towards justice and peace. read more »

March 16, 2015

Beijing Declaration 20 years later

International Women’s Day March 8

United Methodists among those assessing progress at 59th session of Commission on Status & Role of Women. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on March 09, 2015

20 ways to empower women

March 17 panel to discuss gender equality

Panel will review 20-year-old Beijing Declaration as side event at 59th Session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. read more »

March 09, 2015

There are no exceptional conditions

With alarming regularity, nations violate human rights

International human-rights law cannot be trifled with or circumvented, but must be fully observed, declares new U.N. High Commissioner. read more »

by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
on March 09, 2015

Extremism targets females

Violent politics of exclusion, intolerance and misogyny promoted

Religion being used as political, cultural and social force against women and girls, says U.N. Women executive. read more »

by Lopa Banerjee
on February 23, 2015

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