Combating Trafficking in Persons II

Visitors from Ghana, Grenada, Hong Kong, Laos, Lebanon, Sudan, and Uganda will be in Northeast Ohio examining efforts to detect, prevent, and prosecute labor and sex trafficking along with best practices in assisting the victims of these crimes. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio […]

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Countering Violent Extremism-Community Strategies

CCWA will host visitors representing five countries from Bangladesh, Egypt, France, Pakistan and Singapore to examine community-based efforts designed to build strong community resistance to violent extremism and promote tolerance, including community policing and prison rehabilitation programs. Visitors will discuss how different sectors of American society work together to resist violent extremism, including government, academia, […]

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Advancing Minority Rights

International visitors from Belgium, France, Kosovo, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey and the United Kingdom will be traveling to Cleveland to examine U.S. and international initiatives for the promotion and protection of human rights of minority communities, and their struggle to gain equal access to educational, economic and healthcare opportunity. Visitors will analyze the legislative frameworks for […]

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Combating Trafficking in Persons

Five visitors from Oman will be exploring local, Cleveland-based resources that assist human trafficking victims, prosecuting human trafficking cases, raising awareness of human trafficking, and more. The program will address the work and cross-collaboration of governmental agencies, student initiatives, community nonprofits, and other organizations in fighting the issue of human trafficking. International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) […]

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Empowering Minority Groups

Four visitors from Moldova will be in the U.S. to explore initiatives to promote and protect human rights; learn about political perspectives on current and pending efforts to ensure minority rights; examine efforts to protect minority youth; and be introduced to programs that promote civic responsibility and assist minority citizens in marginalized communities. International Visitor […]

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IVLP Gold Stars: Rosana Schaack

Ms. Rosana Schaack, an alumna from the U.S. Department of State’s IVLP exchange in 2006, will return to the U.S. as part of the “Gold Stars’: Alumni Connecting the World” program. Ms. Schaack, a native of Liberia, is the executive director of Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK), a nonprofit that focuses on the […]

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International Women of Courage

The International Women of Courage Award was established by the U.S. Department of State in 2007 to honor women who are making a substantial difference in the lives of women around the globe. It is the State Department’s only all-female award. Nominated by U.S. embassies and NGOs, the candidates are selected by the State Department […]

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Community Event: Corporations on Trial- International Criminal and Civil Liability for Corporations for Human Rights Violations

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court recently announced that she is interested in pursuing cases involving corporations that commit crimes against humanity, and the U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments this fall on whether corporations can be sued for human rights violations. To address these groundbreaking developments, and in celebration of the […]

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Community Event: Making Practical Progress on Human Rights: An Essential Element of Sustainable Business

Case Western Reserve University School of Law presents this year’s Klatsky Endowed Lecture, featuring former Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Michael Posner, who will provide a modern prescription for resolving the tension between human rights and globalization. According to Posner, three decades of economic globalization have generated significant growth and job creation in […]

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Advocating for Human and Civil Rights for Minority Communities

Cleveland has a rich history of championing civil rights and diversity. Cleveland’s African-American community has been a dominant force since the early 19th century, leading to Carl Stokes being elected as one of the first African-American mayors in a major U.S. city. Cleveland also has a bright history of defending civil rights in court and […]

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