Current News at the Institute

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 4:45pm

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program commends Pope Francis for his support for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

At an audience held in Rome on February 15, 2017 with Indigenous Leaders from around the world, Pope Francis expressed his support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, more specifically about Indigenous Peoples’ right to land as well as their cultural rights.

A Global Search for Nature-Based Local Solutions for Sustainable Development
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Equator Initiative announces a global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2017. This year’s prize will be awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. The Equator Prize winners will join a prestigious network of 208 community-based organizations from 70 countries that have been awarded the Equator Prize since 2002.

Maria Rohani
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Maria Rohani is the co-founder of #BanThis, a national photo campaign in response to President Trump's "Muslim Ban". The campaign is a collection of portraits and stories of individuals across the United States and it aims to showcase the diversity of the immigrant experiences in America. See the campaign at www.banthisthecampaign.org. You can also participate by submitting your own story through the website!

Supported by the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:45pm

The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) is proud to launch the Using History in Genocide Prevention project. This project has been made possible through a generous grant from the Charles E. Scheidt Family Foundation.

SIPA Student Akiko Kobayshi Works with LGBT Advocate in Kenya
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:15pm

The following is an excerpt from the blog post written by Akiko Kobayshi, a graduate student at the School of International and Public Affairs, who volunteered with HRAP alumni Esther Adhiambo at the Initiative for Equality and Non-Discrimination (INEND) in Kenya.

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