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Gina McCarthy: Stimulus Bill is Much Needed. More Work to Do

WASHINGTON, March 25 -- The following is a statement by Gina McCarthy, president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council, on the COVID-19 stimulus bill announced today by the congressional le... Read More


Niger: Civil society organisations call on authorities to end harassment of human rights defenders

Washington, March 24 -- Several civil society organisations have today expressed concern over the arrest of at least 15 of their members and the detention and prosecution of seven of them. These event... Read More


Yemen: Huthi-run court upholds death sentence against Bahai prisoner of conscience

Washington, March 23 -- A Huthi-run court in Yemen has upheld the death sentence handed down to Hamid Haydara, a prisoner of conscience of Baha'i faith, Amnesty International learned today. The Court... Read More


BRAC starts production of reusable masks and prepares for production of PPE Featured

Washington, March 22 -- BRAC has started manufacturing over 2 lakh (200 thousand) pieces of reusable masks through its hygienic home-based production method for community use as part of the organisati... Read More


Nonprofits challenge philanthropy to innovate as they navigate COVID-19 hardships

Washington, March 21 -- Over the last several weeks, COVID-19 has further exposed the gaping holes in our social safety net that many NCRP nonprofits work tirelessly to address on a daily basis. As c... Read More


MSF provides support with response in second worst affected province in Iran

Paris/Tehran, March 20 -- International medical humanitarian organisation Meedecins Sans Frontieeres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is in the process of setting up a treatment unit in Isfahan, Iran to ... Read More


Stay calm, reassuring when talking to kids about COVID-19, NMSU assistant professor suggests

Washington, March 19 -- Parents are faced with the difficult task of talking to their children about the COVID-19 pandemic, but should remain calm and reassuring in these uncertain times, said Lisa Pe... Read More


West Palm Beach School Shut Down? Its TeachKind to the Rescue!

West Palm Beach, March 18 -- As parents across the country scramble to find ways to educate and entertain their children in the face of COVID-19-related school closures, TeachKind-PETA's humane --educ... Read More


ACR Releases Position Statement on Prior Authorization

ATLANTA, March 17 -- The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released an official position statement concerning prior authorization for the approval of prescription medications, highlighting th... Read More


ACLU of Michigan Urges Officials to Develop Proactive COVID-19 Plans for Jails and Prisons

DETROIT, March 16 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU), together with Safe & Just Michigan and the American Friends Service Committee, are urging the Michigan Department of Correct... Read More