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Our Human Family

By Forest Whitaker December 10, 2015 On this day in 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , an extraordinary document that reaffirms the dignity of every human being and enumerates the “inalienable rights of all members of the human family.” For many of us, more

Empowering Women to End Violence

By Forest Whitaker November 25, 2015 The UN estimates that 35 percent of women will experience some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes. This is not a problem limited to one culture or country or continent; violence, abuse, and discrimination against girls and women is more

Reflections on UNESCO’s 70th Anniversary

By Forest Whitaker November 17, 2015 Women and men around the world remain shocked and saddened by the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut. This tragic loss of life was perpetrated by hateful individuals who ascribe to a close-minded ideology that rejects diversity in any form. The more