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MHR Student Kantack Works with Human Rights Watch to Reduce Harm and Prevent Use...

Jacqulyn, a Masters of Human Rights student, spent three months in Washington D.C. as an intern for Human Rights Watch (HRW) while there she worked on many projects including the Cluster Munition Monitor. Jacqulyn was a part of this project from start to finish, she researched and wrote about countries which have stock piles of cluster munitions substantially contributing to the final report.
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The Observatory on Disappearances and Impunity in Mexico

The aim of the Observatory is to decrease disappearances and impunity by increasing knowledge and public visibility about the patterns of disappearances. By coding NGO files and local media stories, along with interviewing local journalists, victims’ groups, and families of the disappeared, researchers are developing an objective and systematic set of information points about the disappeared that fills in gaps in existing information.
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MHR Student Richa Sharma Dedicates Summer to Combating Gender Based Violence

Richa Sharma dedicated her summer to protecting those most vulnerable to sexual and gender based violence to ensure the cycle of violence is broken. As a Masters of Humans Rights student, Richa spent the summer in Geneva, Switzerland as an intern for the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Unit within the Division of International Protection (DIP) at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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U of M Hosts International Experts on Human Rights Violations Associated with...

International experts gathered at the University of Minnesota on April 25, 2017, to examine the social discrimination and other human rights violations linked to disease-related stigma. The conference, “Health, Stigma and Human Rights,” drew participants from the fields of public health, social sciences, public policy and human rights to explore the many human rights challenges facing persons affected by infectious disease, including Hansen’s disease.
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Far from Los Catrachos

Roy Guzman is in his third and final year of the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota. A passionate poet, he uses his experience from his homeland roots in Honduras and his journey of understanding queerness to write and create social change.