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  • Iraqi Kurdistan Region: In Landmark Case, Highest Court Upholds Conviction of Police for Torture

    Sulaymaniyah, Iraq—The Court of Cassation in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) for the first time upheld the conviction and sentenced three police officers to imprisonment for committing torture, Heartland Alliance International (HAI) said. HAI and its local partner, the Democracy and Human Rights Development Center (DHRD), resolved a landmark case concerning the arbitrary arrest and …

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton to Deliver Keynote at Heartland Alliance International’s Power of Healing Benefit

    Join us in celebration of the Marjorie Kovler Center on May 14 at the Palmer House (Chicago – May 7, 2019) – Heartland Alliance International’s (HAI) Power of Healing benefit will feature keynote speaker, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The May 14 event at the Palmer House Hilton will bring together leading advocates of human rights and …

  • WBEZ: Survivors Of Political Torture Move Forward In The U.S.

    From WBEZ — May 1, 2019 Research from the Center for Victims of Torture suggests that as many as 44% of refugees in the United States are torture survivors. A program of Heartland Alliance International, the Marjorie Kovler Center supports many of these individuals — specifically those who endured politically-sanctioned torture. Read more and listen …

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A Global Vision from the Heartland

  • End Human Trafficking NOW.

    July 2019 Christy Carnegie Fujio Senior Technical Advisor: Access to Justice & Protection On July 30, our global community will come together to commemorate the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. This day is an awareness raiser to combat human trafficking and its effects on our society. The day also seeks to stimulate governments, businesses, …

  • Surviving Sexual Gender-Based Violence in Colombia’s Armed Conflict

    June 2019  By Angela Sanabria Español Colombia has high reported rates of rape and domestic violence generally, and national surveys have found even higher rates among communities experiencing displacement. For many women and girls, the hardships of displacement are compounded by the trauma of rape and domestic violence. Uprooted from their homes and impoverished, displaced …

  • Three Women Elected to Kurdistan’s Parliament

    May 2019 Despite their active role in society, women remain excluded from political life and leadership positions in Iraqi Kurdistan. Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is committed to building a world where everyone is free from gender-based discrimination, abuse, harassment, and violence and has equal access to health, jobs, and justice regardless of their sex, gender …

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