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Explore human rights violations around the world:
"It's not happening here, but it is happening now" - Amnesty International
Use the library catalog, resources and organizations below to explore topics and gather information.
North Smithfield High School Library Catalog
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New York Times:
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ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union):
"For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States."
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Southern Poverty Law Center:
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
National Public Radio:
NPR often reports on human rights issues around the world. Find information on some of the latest violations when searching here.
Human Rights First:
Featured and Current Topics:
"As we challenge the United States to respect its ideals, our goal is not to make a point but to make a difference—to get concrete results that have a tangible impact on people’s lives."
USA for UNHCR - The U.N. Refugee Agency:
Refugee emergencies around the world...
"Find out what modern slavery is, all the contemporary forms it takes, and how you can help fight it."
"Through our detailed research and determined campaigning, we help fight abuses of human rights worldwide. Search by country, topic and more to discover topics and information.
News - Filter by Topic:
Look into issues such as cyberhate, terrorism, bigotry, education equity, criminal justice reform and more.
World History in Context Database:
This resource will help students gain a more complete understanding of the people and cultures that formed our collective history.
The NS High School Password for this database is ns30344
Girls not Brides:
"Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 900 civil society organisations committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfill their potential."
Human Rights Campaign:
"As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community."