Video by the German non-profit organization E-politik.de provides an overview of the basics of human rights.
Video by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights provides short overview of UN human rights system
This Highlight on Persistent Segregation is the sixth in a year-long series of excerpts from EJI's A History of Racial Injustice - 2016 Calendar. It's part of EJI’s initiative addressing race and poverty in America. The calendar is designed to be a helpful tool for learning more about racial history. Expanded content from A History of Racial Injustice is available in EJI’s online timeline.
As communities across the country organize in response to cascading anti-refugee rhetoric and policies, the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) report, Countering the Backlash: Strategies for Responding to Anti-Refugee and Xenophobic Activity from the New South shows Tennessee has been a testing ground for anti-refugee organizing since 2011 and offers strategies to counter backlash.
The American Prospect’s Mariam Baksh writes…”there’s one byproduct of the  recession that has Depression-era overtones: income inequality. Today income inequality is pervasive. Since 2009, income gains have accrued almost exclusively to the country’s highest income earners, according to a new study by the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute.”
The World Hunger Education Service finds 1 out of 8 families in the U.S. are food insecure and vulnerable to hunger. Children in households headed by single women and Black and Hispanic-headed households suffer significantly higher instances of food insecurity.
New report from the CWGL contends, “To secure women’s rights and economic empowerment, women’s participation in labor markets must be transformed. Economic policy is a critical tool that can create or remove structural barriers to the realization of women’s rights, including addressing inequities in caring duties in the home, and promote or hinder broadly shared growth.”
The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality report provides analysis on poverty, employment, income inequality, health inequality, economic mobility, and educational access to allow for a comprehensive assessment of where the U.S. stands. In the 2017 issue, the country’s leading experts examine racial and ethnic inequalities in the United States.
Economic Security is More Than a Paycheck: Understanding the Racial Wealth Divide and Homeownership in the Deep South
Hope Policy Institute reports “In 1983, median black households had a net worth of $6,800, excluding durable goods like cars and consumer electronics. In the following three decades that figure decreased by 75 percent to $1,700. During the same period, the net worth of median white households grew by 14 percent from $102,200 to $116,800.”
Women’s Institute for Policy Research report finds few southern states receive a grade higher than a D+ on women’s economic, political, health, and social status. Closing the wage gap would reduce high poverty rate for working women in the southern U.S. by more than half.