Human Rights

Based on the principle of individual respect, Human rights fundamentally assumes each person is a moral being who deserves to be treated with dignity.

Why Care?

Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.

- Dalai Lama

By the numbers

  • 700

    Palestinian children aged 12-17 were arrested and subjected to solitary confinement, threats of death and sexual assault by Israeli military and police in the occupied West Bank in 2013.

  • More than 300,000

    children under the age of 18 are being exploited as child soldiers in armed conflicts worldwide.

Why Care?

Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.

- Dalai Lama

By the numbers

  • 700

    Palestinian children aged 12-17 were arrested and subjected to solitary confinement, threats of death and sexual assault by Israeli military and police in the occupied West Bank in 2013.

  • More than 300,000

    children under the age of 18 are being exploited as child soldiers in armed conflicts worldwide.

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United States

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