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Ending violence against women: A human rights imperative

The world recognizes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, a day to heighten awareness about the physical, psychological and emotional harm women face worldwide.

The U.S. Department of State sees tackling violence against women as a human rights imperative. Violence threatens women’s and girls’ safety, and it sets barriers to their potential for prosperity or filling leadership roles.

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Symposium: Gender & Identity

Α symposium for gender identities and sexual orientation by Onassis Cultural Centre, national LGBTQ+ helpline 11528, Deree - The American College of Greece and the U.S. Embassy in Athens.

Women Changing Greece / Episode 3: Be Bold for Human Rights

Throughout May, U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS will showcase the work of women who are #ExchangeAlumni, who visited the States on U.S.-government sponsored programs. In the videos, they will demonstrate the positive effect that their exchange experiences have had on the respective communities they represent. In the third episode, two women share their civil society experiences in the United States.

5 brilliant women you should know

March is Women’s History Month. Here, we celebrate five women who made their marks in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They continue to inspire the next generation of female space pioneers and scientists.

A Focus on Human Rights Can Deescalate Violence

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, noted human rights expert and Director of Harvard University's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Professor Douglas Johnson, spoke to Mosaiko about his work and the current state of human rights globally.

Countries Make Progress on Ending Exploitative Child Labor

In a blog post published on USAID's website on June 12, the annual World Day Against Child Labour, Bama Athreya, a senior specialist for labor and employment rights, said that in the late 1990s an estimated 250 million children were engaged in various forms of labor. In 2014, that total has dropped to 168 million.

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3rd Thessaloniki Pride

On June 20 and 21, Thessaloniki is welcoming for the third year the Thessaloniki Pride. Since this year, the city bears the title of European Youth Capital, the festival is part of the program and dedicated to-what else? - The youth.

Coming Out

Successful advocates for gay rights tells what it was like for them or their loved ones to come out of the closet and what would help the next LGBT generation to thrive.

Global Level of Press Freedom Still Falling

The global level of press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in a decade," says Karin Karlekar. Karlekar is the project director for the annual "Freedom of the Press" report produced since 1980 by Freedom House, a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization that conducts research on democracy, political freedom and human rights.

International Human Rights Report

"Some of the greatest accomplishments in expanding the cause of human rights have come not because of legislative decree or judicial fiat, but they came through the awesomely courageous acts of individuals," says Secretary of State John Kerry.

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U.S. Ambassador Pyatt to American Citizens on COVID-19

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