Category: Solidarity Center

To fight modern slavery, human rights come first


In the next month the State Department will issue the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. This report, which ranks virtually every country in the world on their efforts to combat… Read more »

Advancing democracy the antidote to populist wave – Condoleezza Rice


Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is alarmed by the political wave of rising populism, nativism, protectionism and isolationism, calling them “the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,”  Global Politico reports…. Read more »

Advancing human rights – with data


The International Human Rights Funders Group and Foundation Center recently published Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking, a report analyzing the who, what, where, and how of human rights philanthropy, notes Merrill Sovner,… Read more »

China cracks down on labor as workers lose leading advocate


China’s crackdown on labor activists is well depicted in a new film, an exposé that coincides with the passing of one of Chinese workers’ most impressive international advocates. The conviction last… Read more »

‘Troubling escalation’ in efforts to silence Bangladesh garment workers


A broad crackdown on garment workers, union leaders and worker rights activists in Bangladesh marks a troubling escalation of efforts to silence garment workers and criminalize their fundamental rights to… Read more »

Global job opportunities


National Endowment for Democracy Program Officer, Global Senior Program Officer, China Assistant to the Vice Presidents, Regional Programs Research Associate- RF Fellows Program Program Officer, China Assistant Program Officer, West… Read more »

Transitional Sri Lanka: Workers in Post-Civil War Jaffna


Sri Lanka continues to recover from a long and brutal civil war (1983–2009) between the ruling Buddhist Sinhalese and the primarily Hindu Tamil minority. During the conflict, which penetrated all… Read more »

North Korean workers protest


….. in Kuwait. North Korea has summoned dozens of workers from the Gulf state for staging a mass strike in protest at their working conditions, reports suggest: According to Radio Free Asia,… Read more »