We hope you can join us!
We hope you can join us!
Please join us tomorrow for a presentation by Humphrey Fellow Mostafa Farrag of Egypt.
Enjoy live music performances and supporting a great cause? Come to the “Is Love Alive? Benefit Concert” on Wednesday, March 27th at Bordertown Coffee! The event will be hosted by The Enchantments (an all female a capella group on campus directed by Allison Boyle: former Upper-Midwest Fellow) from 6pm-8pm at Bordertown Coffee. This event will help bring funding for Casa de Proyecto Libertad – a non-profit which promotes human rights advocacy and legal support for battered women seeking U-visas and relief under VAWA in the United States. Allison Boyle worked for Casa de Proyecto Libertad during her fellowship and is very passionate to find funding that the firm can use to help the battered immigrants. She is also director of The Enchantments, a group of powerful women who promote human rights advocacy through music and their powerful voices. So come grab a cup of coffee, watch a great performance by The Enchantments, and support a great cause!! Bordertown-handout Bordertown_poster1
Please join us on March 11th for a presentation by Humphrey Fellow Viresh Bhawra on Naxalism in India.
We are so proud of the work that Human Rights Fellows do in our local communities! 2012 Fellowship Alum Allison Boyle is utilizing her multiple talents in law and music to raise funds for her placement organization, Casa de Proyecto Libertad. At Proyecto, Allison worked primarily with immigrant victims of domestic violence. Now back in Minnesota, she works to raise awareness about the struggles faced by immigrant victims of abuse.
Allison will be holding a fundraiser at Bordertown Coffee in Minneapolis on March 27th from 6-8pm. A percentage of the profits from drink sales will go to support Proyecto. Jewelry created by Proyecto clients will also be on sale.
Allison will present stories from her work at Proyecto. The Enchantments, an all female a cappella group of which Allison is a part will perform throughout the night. We hope you will join us!
Bordertown Coffee is located at 15 16th Ave SE, Minneapolis.
Arvonne Fraser and Marsha Freeman are two inspiring leaders, who have engaged women and men all around the world to promote and protect women’s human rights. I feel so lucky to have benefited from their efforts and mentorship.
I would love to hear from you TODAY — International Women’s Day — about women, who have inspired you to make a difference!
Thanks for all that you do to support Women’s Human Rights! Feel free to share what you are doing TODAY to celebrate and honor the human rights of girls and women around the world!
Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, University of Minnesota Human Rights Center Co-Director
On Tuesday, February 19, Humphrey Fellow Diana Quintero presented on “The Effect of Corruption on the Right to Health in Colombia”. Diana described the structure of the Colombian health care system and the role that corruption plays in denying health care to those in need of it.
Two options for health insurance exist in Colombia. Individuals may purchase insurance through private insurance companies or participate in the insurance plan provided by the government. Private insurance plans offer more benefits but are much more expensive. Government health care plans are provided to those who can not afford a private insurance plan.
Diana proposed that the Colombian government publish detailed budgets and demand accountability for corrupt practices. She and other Fellows at the presentation believe that this solution would prevent violations of the right to health in Colombia. Stay tuned for more outstanding human rights advocacy from our Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows!
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