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Human Rights Center

A Vision For Change

Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Our Center creates a positive change through research, education and dialogue. At the heart of a global human rights community, we are committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice, between scholars and practitioners.

Gun Violence Forum

On the 6 month anniversaries of the Dayton and El Paso shootings, the HRC hosted a forum to memorialize victims and advance the conversation on ending gun violence

Vietnam Legacies Project

The Project will support scholarship, activism, and community engagement on the theme "Transitional Justice, Advocacy, and the U.S.-Vietnam War"

Human Rights 06.02.20
Stand Up for Human Rights: #BlackLivesMatter

The Human Rights Center joins the multitude of voices condemning the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black men and women, demanding accountability for these injustices and proposing actions to reform our current system.

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Food Security in Northern Malawi

This report provides an overview of the 2019 Malawi Practicum research focusing on themes of household nutrition, agriculture and fishing, and offers recommendations for local development work.

Women's Movement at UD

This project constructs a timeline of women's rights movement at UD from the 1960s to the founding of the Women’s Center in 2003 echoing the larger historical movements of feminism and women’s liberation.

Next Generation in Thought Leadership Series
Human Rights 06.01.20
Sequencing Capacity Building for Civil Society in Lebanon

Lebanon is currently facing one of the country’s worst economic crises in decades. Civilians around the country are taking a stand to hold the government accountable for years of mismanagement, corruption, and poor leadership. Civil society organizations struggle with capacity gaps which hinder them in properly addressing local issues, catering to the society’s needs, and providing the needed services. This article is part of the "Next Generation in Thought Leadership" series.

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Human Rights Center

Keller Hall, Room 455
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2790
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The driving force behind the Center is a diverse group of dedicated faculty, staff, and students each bringing their own expertise and knowledge to our work in the human rights arena.

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