Results for March, 2012

From Alabama: “We stand in solidarity with our sisters, and all immigrant women around the nation”

We are currently in Alabama with the We Belong Together delegation of activists and thought leaders who are working to protect and promote the rights of immigrant women. Read more about our trip here and a statement from the ground below: — WE BELONG TOGETHER WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION STATEMENT Together, we are a diverse [...]

March 22, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Why the “war on women” is bigger than you think.

Imagine this scenario: you feel safer staying with your abusive husband than you do calling the cops to report him. For many immigrant women in Alabama and elsewhere, that scenario is reality. The escalating “war on women” has —- rightly —- sparked broad outrage and urgent action to protect human rights in the United States. [...]

March 22, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

That’s *Dr.* Mallika Dutt

We’re tipping our hats —- or really, our mortarboards —- to Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt, who will receive an honorary doctorate at Mount Holyoke College’s 175th commencement this May. Mallika —- a Mount Holyoke alumna —- shares this honor with an extraordinary group of earlier MHC honorees of pioneering human rights defenders, including [...]

March 16, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

KONY 2012: Why it’s time to put the “rescue” story to bed

From Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt: Jason Russell and Invisible Children know that a powerful story can change the world. But by characterizing essentially all Ugandans as either war criminals or helpless victims, the massively viral KONY 2012 manages to flatten its subject rather than deepen it. Which is to say: it fails the [...]

March 13, 2012 by Mallika Dutt | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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