Wednesday, September 29, 2010

U.N. Report: U.S. Should Create a National Human Rights Commission

A new report by the U.N. Working Group on the Rights of People of African Descent commends the steps the U.S. government has taken to promote the rights of people of African descent, but states that much more needs to be done to bring the U.S. into compliance with international treaty obligations.

According to the working group's report, "due partially to the legacy of slavery, racism and discrimination, African Americans have had economic, social and educational disadvantages, as well as challenges to the enjoyment of basic human rights." The report noted that these challenges continue today in the forms of unequal access to quality education, electoral disenfranchisement and discrimination in the justice and legal systems.

One way to move forward toward full human rights protections recommended by the working group is to reform the existing U.S. Commission on Civil Rights into a civil and human rights commission that oversees compliance with human rights treaty obligations. Another is an Executive Order on Human Rights that would integrate the United States' human rights obligations into federal agency policies. Click here to take action!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cut Off Modern Slavery; A Day in the Salon for a Day Less of Suffering!

Make an appointment to make a difference!!

On Sunday, September 26th from 11am to 5pm, Molecule Salon in Washington, DC is generously donating 50% of proceeds from ALL services to Project 1595; our newest effort to provide representation and reparation for all victims of human trafficking. For your support, you will receive 10% off your service, and students get an additional 10% off an already reduced rate!

Get glam and do good!

Molecule Salon
1800 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 822- 1588 (Walk-ins welcome)

We look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cut Out Modern Slavery on September 26!

This Sunday, September 26, Molecule Salon is the place to be! Stylists at one of DC's top salons are donating their time and fees to support Project 1595 and help survivors of human trafficking seek justice.

Get your hair cut and help end human trafficking at the same time! For information on this special event and how you can join us, check out the flyer at

Many thanks to Molecule Salon for their enthusiastic support for Project 1595!