Human Rights Abuse http://wunc.org en "Honor Diaries" Explores Violence In The Name of Honor http://wunc.org/post/honor-diaries-explores-violence-name-honor <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Women around the world experience honor-based violence ranging from forced child marriage to female genital mutilation. The documentary </span><a href="http://www.honordiaries.com/home" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">"Honor Diaries"</a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> features the stories of nine women and their fight against this violence in their own communities.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:42:51 +0000 Anita Rao & Phoebe Judge 32330 at http://wunc.org "Honor Diaries" Explores Violence In The Name of Honor Humanities Experts Gather To Discuss Human Rights http://wunc.org/post/humanities-experts-gather-discuss-human-rights <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When we talk about human rights, we’re usually solidly in the expertise of political scientists. But professors of English and philosophy may have a role to play, too. That’s the goal of The Second Annual&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/humanrights/human-rights-the-humanities-conference-march-21-22/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Conference on Human Rights and the Humanities</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It’s being held by the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">National Humanities Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and it brings together a variety of experts to discuss human rights.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:51:33 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 12276 at http://wunc.org Humanities Experts Gather To Discuss Human Rights The State of Migrant Tobacco Workers http://wunc.org/post/state-migrant-tobacco-workers <p>A new report released yesterday takes a close-up look at the state of workers in North Carolina’s tobacco fields.</p><p>The report – “A State of Fear – Human Rights Abuses in North Carolina’s Tobacco Industry” was produced by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee and Oxfam America.&nbsp; It includes interviews with migrant farm workers, mostly undocumented and representatives of the tobacco industry.</p><p><br>Baldemar Velasquez is president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee AFL-CIO. He says the only way to better the lives of the tobacco workers is for industry to step in.</p> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7440 at http://wunc.org Durham Group Works to Protect Seniors http://wunc.org/post/durham-group-works-protect-seniors <p>A group meeting in Durham today will focus on how to protect elderly people from abuse. The coalition is called Partners Eliminating Adult Victimization in Durham. It's one of a growing number of groups across the state. John Margolis is the Adult Protective Services Supervisor for Durham County and a co-chair of the group.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 08:50:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 10100 at http://wunc.org