Ripple of Hope Awards Virtual Gala

When: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Where: Live Stream
Cost: $100

Don’t miss the RFK Human Rights Ripple of Hope Awards to honor this years’ 2020 Ripple of Hope Laureates: Dr. Anthony Fauci (Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), Dolores Huerta (President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation; Co-Founder, United Farm Workers of America), Colin Kaepernick (Human Rights Activist, Co-Founder of Know Your Rights Camp, Super Bowl Quarterback), Dan Schulman (President and Chief Executive Officer, PayPal), and Dan Springer (Chief Executive Officer, DocuSign). 

The Ripple of Hope award celebrates leaders of the international business, entertainment, and activist communities who have demonstrated a commitment to social change and reflect Robert Kennedy’s passion for equality, justice, basic human rights, and his belief that each of us can make a difference. 

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Call for Papers – The Age for Human Rights Journal

The Age of Human Rights Journal (TAHRJ) invites submissions for its June 2021 publication on the topic of Human Rights from Different Approaches. TAHRG is a scientific journal of international relevance, published in English, peer-reviewed and open-access, containing papers concerning Human Rights from different approaches. 

The Journal has been included in SCOPUS and in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science). It is also in: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), LATINDEX (catalogue), ISOC (CSIC), DIALNET, CIRC, ERIH PLUS, CARHUS PLUS, MIAR, ULRICH´S, OCLC, WORLDCAT, REDIB, EUROPUB, and Philosopher´s Index.

Submission Deadline:  February 1, 2021

Preferably, manuscripts should be directly uploaded to the journal platform, but they can also be sent to

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Human Rights High School Essay Contest

This is the 20th year of the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation’s human rights essay contests for high school students. Winners are awarded $1000 and runner ups $500. Never since World War II have human rights been so threatened as they are today by the coronavirus pandemic. Never since the end of the war has it been more important to motivate students to write about ways to right rights.

Essays should be between 1000 and 2500 words and will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research. Click the link below for further information on the essay question, criteria, and eligibility. 

Submission Deadline:  December 10, 2020

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Open Global Rights

Today’s human rights networks are sophisticated, dense, and multifaceted. Access to the debates shaping these networks’ activities, however, is still restricted by language, money, ideology, and power.

Enter openGlobalRights, a multilingual, online forum dedicated to debating human rights work from all perspectives. We cultivate new and established authors, highlight cutting-edge disagreements, and publish work by advocates, practitioners, and scholars worldwide.

We take special care to highlight perspectives from the global South and encourage debate across global cleavages of all kinds. Our articles are short and readable but contain a wealth of hyperlinks for further investigation.

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Oak Human Rights Fellowship

The Oak Institute for Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine has opened their call for nominations and applications for the 2021 Oak Human Rights Fellow. The fellowship provides a one-semester activist-in-residence opportunity for a human rights activist operating in difficult or dangerous circumstances to come to Colby College, for respite from front-line duties so they can reflect on their experiences.

Application Deadline:  December 30, 2020

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In Conversation With Betty Reardon

A FREE series of short Q/A sessions in which Betty Reardon shares her ideas about sexism, peace and peace education and her experience as a peace activist and educator. Betty A. Reardon is a world-renowned leader in the fields of peace education and human rights; her pioneering work has laid the foundation for a new cross-disciplinary integration of peace education and international human rights from a gender-conscious, global perspective. This is a project of Sansristi, the Global Campaign for Peace Education, and Prajnya.

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Reimagining Rights and Responsibilities in the United States

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government has published a new nonpartisan, evidence-based report, Reimagining Rights and Responsibilities in the United States: Towards a More Equal Liberty.

The report includes the results of a national survey of American attitudes toward rights and freedoms in the United States which revealed surprising bipartisan support by substantial majorities of Americans for rights that are now frequently under political attack.  At the same time, the poll found that majorities of people feel that rights are facing “serious threat” and are not “secure” and that neither the US government nor US citizens are “doing a good job enforcing and respecting rights.”

The report includes 80 recommendations for federal, state and local policymakers laid out with the goal of building a more equal liberty for Americans today and in the future. 

>> Executive summary
>> Full report

unMASKing: The Pandemic Curriculum Project

All around the world, we have put on masks to protect ourselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Yet the pandemic has also taken masks off so many human rights issues. Our free, open-sourced unMASKing: The Pandemic Curriculum Project provides educators with a roadmap to guide students, in a supportive and inclusive way, as they process these difficult and complex issues, explore the local and global impacts of COVID-19, and share their experiences.

This free, open-sourced curriculum created by HRE USA partners Generation Human Rights and Human Rights Education Associates is more than an academic program. It’s a resiliency program that empowers students to break free from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and reflect on their own life experiences, make tangible connections with their peers around the world, and create ways to be actively involved in their local communities.  The curriculum includes four modules: 

  • Understanding the Pandemic and Human Rights
  • Sharing Stories
  • Media Resources
  • Taking Action

>> Learn more and access the lesson plans

Black Lives Matter at School – Year of Purpose

Join the Black Lives Matter at School Year of Purpose and Week of Action in the fight for racial justice in education. The Year of Purpose has two major components:

  • Reflect. Educators and parents who have been pressed into educating their kids at home due to COVID-19 — are called on to answer a series of reflection questions that help them better analyze their pedagogy with respect to anti-racist practices.
  • Take Action. Educators, students, parents, and community members are called on to organize for a day of action during every month of the school year that will highlight different aspects of the BLM at School movement

 >> Learn more and get involved