Building and Sustaining Human Rights Cities Together in the Southeast

JOIN AND HELP LEAD OUR HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT Join the National Human Rights Cities Alliance and Partners in Greenville, SC November 16 – 18, 2018 REGISTER TODAY! Join human rights leaders to explore the human rights city organizing model to “bring human rights home” Participants will: Identify priorities and perspectives of Southern human rights defenders;…

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Peace Development Fund Spotlights Turn South

We are pleased to announce Peace Development Fund selects Turn South: Southern Women for Change to spotlight in its Grassroots Funding Week. Turn South is one of three organizations highlighted today, April 26, for our efforts to tackle poverty. During this innovative funding initiative taking place April 23 – 28, PDF is sharing the work of prospective grantees promoting human…

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Building a Human Rights Culture to Stop Violence Against Women

February 21-22, 2017 Turn South Director Rachel Fowler traveled to MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California to conduct introductory women’s rights are human rights workshops for organizers planning the Resisting Rape Culture Conference planned for April 2017. Participants explored how human rights could be used to ground the conversations for the conference and inform post-conference community action.…

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Community Members in Spartanburg SC affirm Women’s Rights as Human Rights

Turn South in partnership with Ubuntu Institute for Community Development (UICD) hosted an educational workshop and dialogue session in Spartanburg, SC on March 18, 2017 in celebration of Women’s History Month.

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Why the UN is investigating extreme poverty … in America, the world’s richest nation

Ed Pilkington reports on UN representative Philip Alston’s mission to the U.S. to assess “…can Americans enjoy fundamental human rights if they’re unable to meet basic living standards?”

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Global warming will increase poverty in the southern US, a new study says

New study “estimates that southern areas of the US, many of which are already poor, could face a 20 [%] decline in economic activity if carbon emissions continue unabated…”

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