ABA Resolution on the Right to Food

The American Bar Association, a national association of lawyers with approximately 400,000 members, recently adopted a resolution on the right to food. Such a resolution is arguably significant: the ABA is not a human rights organization, but an association representing mainstream American lawyers — not a community that has always fully …

Bartering Away Rights?

Whether trade liberalization in general helps or hurts human rights, particularly the rights of the most vulnerable, is a complex question to answer in the abstract. Yet, before a trade agreement is concluded, it is imperative to examine how the agreement might affect human rights, and consequently which safeguards could …

Defending the Defenders

Defending human rights is often risky. In many places, activists and advocates who strive to protect communities, promote rights, and create accountability …

When Food Aid Hurts

American food aid is a mess. Although the U.S. spends more money on food aid than any other country, its program prioritizes …

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Women in Agriculture

For over a century, the world has celebrated International Women’s Day. From its roots in socialist activism, the day has been transformed into …