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June 18, 2013

Today, Humanity United's David Abramowitz joined 19 advocacy groups and Congo experts to welcome the appointment of former Sen. Russ Feingold as the new U.S. Special Envoy to the Great Lakes region:

“We welcome former Senator Feingold’s appointment as the new U.S. Special Envoy to the Great Lakes region. He is recognized as an outspoken human rights advocate, particularly on the crises in the Sudans and in Congo. At this critical moment in U.S. policy toward the DRC and its neighbors, Special Envoy Feingold’s continued advocacy for peace, stability, and accountability in the region will be essential.”

Read the group's open letter to Special Envoy Feingold after the jump.

May 08, 2013

Find a comprehensive overview of our grant-making and a deep dive into stories of impact—from initiatives that were announced in 2012, to work that came to fruition over this past year, to work that remains ongoing.

May 03, 2013

Humanity United and a coalition of 19 human rights organizations, known as the Prevention & Protection Working Group, marked the board’s one-year anniversary by applauding President Obama and the administration’s commitment to prevent mass atrocities.

However, we also noted several recommendations for implementation—which were highlighted in Wednesday’s article in The Hill. Find a link to the article, full text of the letter, and commentary from HU's Mary Stata after the jump.

April 22, 2013

Today, five human rights groups--including Humanity United--distributed a joint statement on the release of the State Department’s Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012.

Find the full text of their statement after the jump.

April 19, 2013


Humanity United's Vice President of Policy & Government Relations with Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Afirca, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.

David testified at a committee hearing on "Tier Rankings in the Fight Against Human Trafficking" on April 18th.