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Stay informed by attending human rights events.  How you can get involved: below you will find information on events around the world that focus on human rights and science, engineering, and/or medicine.

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Psychology Day at the United Nations

On April 25, 2019, the United Nations will host "The Time is Now: Psychological Contributions to Global Gender Equ{al}ity", at the UN headquarters in New York City. The program will feature experts in the field of psychology and explore topics such as the challenges in achieving global gender equity and strategies that encourage, support, and create conditions to accelerate progress towards making gender equality a reality globally. Registration for the event will close on April 11. Contact for more information.


Academic Institutions Under Attack: Freedom of Inquiry at Risk

The New University in Exile Consortium will host its first conference on April 26, 2019 at The New School in New York City.  The conference will feature scholars hosted by Consortium institutions who will be discussing the attacks on universities and academic freedom in their home countries, as well as how the attacks have affected both their own lives and the nature of universities. Please click here to register for the event and visit the Consortium’s website for more information.


RightsCon 2019

RightsCon is an annual event that focuses on human rights in the digital age.  The conference features workshops, panels, roundtables, and other events on a variety of human rights and technology-related issues, ranging from free speech to cybersecurity to artificial intelligence.  RightsCon 2019 will be held in Tunis, Tunisia from June 11-14, 2019Tickets can be purchased here. Visit the RightsCon website for more information.


AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition 2019 Conference

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)’s Science and Human Rights Coalition is hosting its 2019 conference from October 23-25, 2019 in Washington, D.C., where participants will learn from each other’s successes and challenges, identify emerging needs and opportunities, and help set the agenda for future collaborative action and impact in the fields of science and human rights.  

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