“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.“ These are the words of Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist jailed under the so-called Terrorism Act in South Africa in 1977. For 24 days Biko was interrogated and beaten before recieving hospital treatment; he subsequently died later [...]
Kenneth Bacon in Cambodia, 2004. Courtesy of Refugees International.
The world lost a leading humanitarian advocate with the passing of Kenneth Bacon, President of Refugees International. Ken was a source of hope and support for millions of refugees and other victims of conflict. He was steadfast in upholding principles of humanitarian protection and assistance.
The crime of human trafficking happens to people from all walks of life here in the United States. We see past federal cases as concrete evidence. Human trafficking happens to men and to women, to boys and to girls. It happens to US citizens who were born and grew up in the United [...]
Jean M. Geran, Ph.D., is Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute in London and former Director for Democracy and Human Rights on the National Security Council.
WASHINGTON AND LONDON — We just finished a trip to four cities in Japan, laying the groundwork for increased dialogue between the US, UK, [...]