Post Tagged with: "human rights"

Bergen County executive James Tedesco at left with Young-ae Ma, displaying the award she received from Bergen County. (Photo via News Roh)

North Korean Defector in US Receives NJ Human Rights Award

East Asian, Metro Area January 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

A North Korean defector and human rights activist was honored by Bergen County officials, News Roh reports.

Chair and commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights Carmelyn P. Malalis at a Q&A on Nov. 12 organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with Errol Louis, host of Inside City Hall on NY1 and director of Urban Reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Lotus Chau, Chief reporter of Sing Tao Daily (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Malalis on Ensuring Human Rights in NYC

Government, New York November 20, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Carmelyn P. Malalis, chair and commissioner of the NYC Commission on Human Rights, addressed members of the community and ethnic media at a Q&A “Newsmakers” event on Nov. 12 organized by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Erik Posso, a 39-year-old Colombian, became a U.S. citizen on Monday. “This gives you the right to vote, allows for more flexibility when traveling,” he said. “It was an easy process; I did it myself. It took 8 or 9 months.”  (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Human Rights for New Citizens in NYC Detailed

Immigration, New York October 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

During a massive naturalization ceremony in Brooklyn, the city handed out a new brochure on immigrants’ rights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

General Antonio Rivero (left,) student Josmir Guitérrez and engineer Eduardo Bavarezco protested for 148 hours.  (Photo by Andrea González-Ramírez via El Diario)

Venezuelans End Hunger Strike at the UN

Manhattan, South American June 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Three Venezuelans ended a hunger strike in front of the United Nations headquarters in protest against human rights violations in their country, El Diario reports.

Former factory worker Nazma Akter, left, now represents Bangladeshi laborers full time. She presented the proposal on behalf of AFL-CIO calling for Ralph Lauren Corporation to  conduct a "human rights risk assessment" and sign the Bangladesh Accord on Building and Fire Safety. With her is Rev. David M. Schilling, the Senior Program Director at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a shareholder coalition which supports the proposal. (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

NYC Comptroller Supports Asian Textile Workers

Scott Stringer seconds a proposal requesting that Ralph Lauren Corporation sign a safety accord.

Dr. Elnora Calimlim and Dr. Jefferson Calimlim in a November 2006 photo at the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee.  (Via

Voices in Focus: A Pair of Former Doctors Deported for Slavery

Crime, Education July 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Today we have news of a debate over equity in New York City schools; a call for adoption within the African-American community; plans for Salvadorean expatriates to vote in their country’s 2014 presidential elections; more from a controversial study about Asian-Americans; deported slave-holders; and sad news about two independent bookstores.

Photo by The Korean-American Association of Greater New York

Global Protest Against Chinese Repatriation of North Koreans Planned

East Asian, Politics April 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Amid growing international concern about the Chinese government’s practice of sending North Korean defectors who enter China back to the Communist and poverty-stricken country, expatriate Koreans are planning an international day of protest on the issue.