Human Rights Group Challenges Uganda’s Polygamy Laws

  The women’s rights organization MIFUMI filed a petition at the Ugandan Constitutional Court on January 28, 2010, asking the court to outlaw polygamy. MIFUMI claims that polygamy violates equality between men and women and leads to violence, abandonment, neglect,…

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

The 10th Annual Human Rights Film Series at American University presented Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai on Thursday, October 15, 2009. The documentary provides an intriguing perspective on the Green Belt Movement, started by Nobel Peace Prize winner…