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President Obama Congratulates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on Winning the 2014 Nobel Peace PrizePosted byon October 10, 2014 at 3:18 PM EDT
For her unwavering courage to champion education for all children anywhere, Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize. She shares that honor with Kailash Satyarthi, a human rights activist who is working tirelessly to bring an end to child slavery in India and across the globe.
Posted byon August 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM EDT
The United Nations will mark the first-ever World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness around the global issue of human trafficking and to encourage the international community to take action against this heinous crime.
Posted byon July 14, 2014 at 12:53 PM EDT
Reflecting on USAID's commitment to the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) folks around the world.
Posted byon June 25, 2014 at 10:09 AM EDT
The White House hosts the first-ever Forum on Global LGBT Human Rights, bringing together participants from around the world and across sectors to discuss the best ways to promote and protect the human rights and dignity of LGBT people wherever they are threatened around the globe.
Weekly Address: The First Lady Marks Mother’s Day and Speaks Out on the Tragic Kidnapping in NigeriaPosted byon May 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, First Lady Michelle Obama honored all mothers on this upcoming Mother’s Day and offered her thoughts, prayers and support in the wake of the unconscionable terrorist kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls.
U.N. Commission of Inquiry Documents “Systematic, Widespread and Gross Human Rights Violations” in North KoreaPosted byon February 21, 2014 at 9:36 PM EDT
While long-time observers of North Korea are familiar with the regime’s appalling record on human rights, a new report released by the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea makes a critically important contribution by documenting and raising public awareness of these issues.
Posted byon January 25, 2014 at 8:54 PM EDT
Susan E. Rice on the meeting with the special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan and President Obama.
Posted byon December 20, 2013 at 8:17 PM EDT
Reinforcing President Obama’s strong message encouraging South Sudan’s leaders to choose peace, National Security Advisor Susan Rice records an audio message for the people of South Sudan.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 7:10 PM EDT
Today, from the White House Briefing Room, President Obama delivered a statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela.
Posted byon October 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM EDT
Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya argues that protecting and promoting the human rights of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, is a foreign policy priority for the U.S. government.