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HIA Senior Fellow Marta Gawinek Debuts Play as Part of Her Project, "Discovering the Sounds of Silence"

December 22, 2010 Tags: action projects
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A project by HIA Senior Fellow Marta Gawinek called Discovering the Sounds of Silence, came to fruition on November 26, 2010, when a crowd of deaf-mute children joined their friends, families and teachers for the premiere of a play entitled "Forests' Olympics." One of the primary aims of the project was to integrate deaf-mute children with their non-disabled peers, as well as provide… Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Anna Timmerman Hosts 'Voices of Justice' Dinner as Director of Human Rights Watch the Netherlands

December 13, 2010
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In December 2009, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Anna Timmerman (1999) became Development & Outreach Director of the first Human Rights Watch office in the Netherlands.

The office was opened officially in September 2010, and in November Anna and her staff organized a Voices of Justice dinner in Hotel the Grand, Amsterdam. This dinner was held in honor of Yospeh Mulugeta, former… Read more

HIA Denmark to Host Seminar on Civilian Aid in Afghanistan

December 06, 2010 Tags: afghanistan

On October 27th, 2010, HIA Denmark will host International Assistance to a Failing State: Does the Aid Reach the Beneficiaries?, a seminar for journalists, policy makers and NGO representatives examining 10 years of civilian assistance to Afghanistan. Read more

Running for Humanity in Action: Supporters of HIA France Team Up to Run the New York City Marathon

December 06, 2010 Tags: fundraising
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Adam Day, Sara Rendtorff Smith, Brett Garrett and Philippe Diversy don’t have much in common: neither age, nationality, health status, or running experience bring them together. Adam and Sara both work at the UN, but in different sections, and Philippe and Brett both spent the summer in France, but Philippe was in Bretagne, while Brett was an HIA Fellow in Lyon. In fact, before last… Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Zachary Kaufman Building Rwanda's First-Ever Public Library

December 06, 2010 Tags: rwanda
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HIA Senior Fellow Zachary Kaufman (Denmark ’99, Member, HIA American Planning Board) is founder, president, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Friends of the Kigali Public Library, a non-profit organization working with the Rotary Club of Kigali-Virunga, Rwanda to build and sustain the Read more

Announcing the Winners of the Second Annual "Let's Get Down to Work!" Grant Competition

December 06, 2010 Tags: warsaw, senior fellow awards

On November 5th, 2010, an event was held at the US Embassy in Warsaw to celebrate the winners of the second edition of "Let's Get Down to Work!," an annual grant competition, which is a joint effort of HIA Poland and the U.S. Embassy in Poland to develop compelling projects for the promotion of human rights and the protection of minorities.

First prize was awarded to the team of… Read more

HIA Senior Fellow Nadia Bureiko Develops Seminars on Human Rights in Ukraine

December 06, 2010 Tags: action projects, ukraine

As an outgrowth of her fellowship with Humanity in Action, Senior Fellow Nadia Bureiko has developed two exciting seminars on human rights.

Human Rights in Culture will take place at "Ukrains'ka Knyha," a famous local literary cafe.

Human Rights in Science will take place on November 19th at the University as part of "Foreign Policy of Ukraine: The Current Agenda," an annual… Read more

HIA Poland Announces Grant Competition for Senior Fellows

November 06, 2010 Tags: senior fellow awards

Let's Get Down to Work! invites Senior Fellows of HIA Poland to submit proposals for high-impact, innovative projects that aim to further awareness of human rights and minority issues and to increase tolerance and a respect for human rights in Poland. The winning entries are eligible for grants of up to 10,700 PLN.

The deadline for entry is October 27th, 2010.

A note about… Read more

French Senior Fellow Network Chair Jeanne Tadeusz to Speak on Gender Education at Open World Forum

October 04, 2010 Tags: education, gender
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Does education influence whether women choose technology as a career and how they get involved in Open Source communities? Are there other factors involved? How do you encourage diversity?

These, among others, are the questions that will be addressed by Ms. Jeanne Tadeusz as she meets various university researchers and public officials in a discussion moderated by Technology Watch… Read more

"Resistance and Rescue in Denmark" Now Showing at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

October 04, 2010 Tags: holocaust, washington dc, arts

The exhibit is on display at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Monday to Friday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, through June 30. Sixth & I 600 I Street NW Washington, DC 20001 Tel. 202.408.3100 Visit a powerful photography exhibition that explores the history of the rescue of Danish Jewry in 1943 and provides a striking narrative of individual and collective resistance. The photographs are… Read more