We believe that women & girls can reach their full potential when systems are designed to include their experiences and voices, and existing patriarchal systems are disabled. Our programs expand access to justice and human rights education by using evidence-based solutions that are institutionalized in local communities affecting millions of women & girls.
We believe that the identity of marginalized communities must be safeguarded. This happens when their ethnic, national, religious, linguistic, political, or cultural backgrounds are not seen as antithetical to the State, but rather, as a driving force towards creating a pluralistic society. Ensuring equal dignity for minorities helps to ensure just and equitable systems.
The U.N. Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism is central to how we monitor discrimination globally because of its universal coverage of human rights issues and ability to track States who have explicitly agreed to address human rights gaps by reforming their domestic policy. We train law students and civil society on law as an invaluable advocacy tool.
"Partners at the law firm Chadbourne & Parke, in an unusual public gesture, voted on Thursday to expel from its ranks a female partner who filed a gender discrimination and pay inequity lawsuit against the firm last year.
The partners, polled by telephone, voted overwhelmingly to remove Kerrie L. Campbell from the partnership. No formal total was kept, but about 70 partners voted, and she was the sole vote against expulsion, Chadbourne said in a statement.
On Monday, a federal district judge in Manhattan rebuffed her effort to block the vote, which her lawyers argued was retaliation for her lawsuit, which seeks $100 million and claims that the firm paid female partners less than their male counterparts and denied them advancement opportunities. Two other female partners have joined the lawsuit since it was filed in August in Federal District Court in Manhattan." ... See MoreSee Less
"Seven more Fox News payroll staffers are expected to join a racial discrimination lawsuit against the conservative cable network.
The employees, who are black, will add their names to the suit claiming ousted comptroller Judith Slater hurled racial insults and pitted employees against each other, according to New York Magazine.
The expanding legal case suggests that the accounting department festered under former CEO Roger Ailes’ management and includes a claim that Slater forced black employees to arm wrestle white peers at their Midtown headquarters.
'Forcing a black woman employee to ‘fight’ for the amusement and pleasure of her white superiors is horrifying,' wrote lawyers on behalf of the seven defendants." ... See MoreSee Less
"An estimated 25,000 — primarily from middle-class families in Nigeria and Sudan — are students at Indian colleges and universities. They are drawn by affordable tuition and the promise of educational institutions better than those back home, but they often leave feeling insulted and alienated." ... See MoreSee Less