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Human Rights: Towards a Universal Values System!

I am continuing in January a series of blogs on human rights that I began in December: “Towards Human Rights.” The purpose of this blog series is to make the case for the implementation and acceptance of human rights as … Continue reading

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Human Rights: Happy 71st Birthday!

December is Human Rights Month and December 10 is Human Rights Day. It is observed every year on this day since 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In recognition of this notable achievement, … Continue reading

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Human Rights: Happy 71st Birthday!

December is Human Rights Month and December 10 is Human Rights Day! It is observed every year on this day since 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “…recognition of the inherent dignity … Continue reading

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Rigoberta Menchu: Becoming an Indigenous Activist (Part II)

Excerpted from Dr. Ames’ recently released book Human Rights: Towards a Global Values System. “We Indians never do anything which goes against the laws of our ancestors.” – Rigoberta Menchu Rigoberta Menchu’s harrowing story spans her childhood growing up poor … Continue reading

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Rigoberta Menchu: The Beginning of an Indigenous Activist, Part I (Part II coming June 21st)

Excerpted from Dr. Ames’ recently released book Human Rights: Towards a Global Values System. “We Indians never do anything which goes against the laws of our ancestors.” –Rigoberta Menchu  Rigoberta Menchu’s harrowing story spans her childhood growing up poor in … Continue reading

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Muhammad Yunus: Banker to the Poor (Part I)

Excerpted from Dr. Denise Ames’ forthcoming book: Human Rights: Towards a Global Values System. “My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people. Mindsets play strange tricks on us. We see things the way our minds have instructed … Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Day 2016

I love Earth Day and it is just around the corner, April 22. I love it because we are honoring more than just one person but the Earth itself. What a wonderful tradition. In honor of Earth Day, I would … Continue reading

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