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GHRC responds to threats and attacks against defenders, providing direct support, advocacy and solidarity.

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GHRC currently monitors and provides analysis of five thematic areas that have affected human rights: militarization...

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Upcoming Events

July  2014

This Friday afternoon, the Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will be meeting with President Obama and Vice-President Biden to discuss the dire situation facing refugee children.

Let’s come together to call on President Obama to uphold and defend the legal rights of children, ensure that families can be reunited and protected here in the U.S., and to take responsibility for U.S. economic and military policies in Mexico and Central America that helped create this crisis in the first place.

Join GHRC and partner organizations for:

A Rally to Protect Central American Children
Friday, July 25, 3:00 PM
White House (16th and Pennsylvania Ave NW)

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This is a critical opportunity to show the peoples of Central America that we are taking a stand for the rights of all families to live together in peace and with dignity and calling on our own government to end its policies that support repression, displacement and exploitation in their countries, from corporate-rights agreements like CAFTA to continued aid and training for repressive police and military forces.