Digital Security: Protecting Human Rights Defenders Online

In a world where the population is becoming increasingly connected through the Internet and digital tools, the transfer of information and ideas has become more prevalent than ever. As of April 2017, 3.8 billion people had access to the Internet, according to a Digital in 2017 study, which used numbers from the United Nations and the…

#HRDEFENDER – Apne Aap Women Worldwide

To facilitate greater exchange of grassroots knowledge, resources, best practices, and lessons learned, we will be highlighting an organization or person defending the rights of people (Human Rights Defenders) to create awareness and sustain both public and private conversations about critical and timely issues. Millions of women and girls around the world are exploited in the commercial…

LIVE: Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice

On Friday, October 14, economist Radhika Balakrishnan took part in two conversations regarding economic policy and its critical importance to the advancement of human rights. We streamed each talk via Facebook Live, which you can view below. At Emory University At The Carter Center The dominant approach to economic policy has so far failed to adequately…

World Peace: Facts & Figures

“Peace” – what does it mean? Merriam-Webster provides the following definition: What would it mean to have world peace? The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, released in January 2016, lists the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or “Global Goals,” which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that…

Clarion Calls for a Progressive Hinduism

And an Exciting Response – Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus

By Chris Fici, Aminta Kilawan, Sethu Nair, Rohan Narine, and Sunita Viswanath, board members of Sadhana


Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus was created four years ago by a group of New York-based Hindus to “to assert a progressive Hindu voice into the public discourse of our times”. As we began searching for guidance in pursuit of our mission, we discovered a number of quotes from like-minded Hindus: