Tag: Human rights

This Israeli hospital serves everyone, regardless of religion or state

At Hadassah, one of the largest hospitals in Israel, there is an open-door policy for anyone in need.

Albert Einstein and the birth of the International Rescue Committee

Learn how the IRC was founded at the call of physicist, humanitarian — and refugee — Albert Einstein.

She's empowering women in Ethiopia

​Bezawit Getachew has been determined to help women in her country cope with injuries from childbirth ever since she first saw the 2007 documentary A Walk to Be

For these African girls, an alternate rite of passage

Partnering directly with Maasai communities, AmRef developed new ways for young girls to transition into womanhood without FGM.

J.K. Rowling shares why children need families, not orphanages

Lumos founder J.K. Rowling talks about the impact of life in an orphanage and how to end the systematic institutionalization of children worldwide.

Understanding our past to move forward in our future

Harvard professor Dr. Elizabeth Hinton examines the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the 20th century United States.

Advancing racial equity in America

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Professor of History and International Relations at American University, explores the history of racist ideas in America.

This baseball star wants youth to feel safe at home

Joe Torre founded the Safe At Home Foundation in 2002 to provide healing services to youth who have been traumatized by exposure to violence.