March 19, 2015
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Please join us for the 12th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival, taking place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox from March 24 to April 2, 2015.

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. We work tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep rooted change and fight to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

Through our Human Rights Watch Film Festival, we bear witness to human rights violations and create a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

For complete film descriptions, visit: http://ff.hrw.org/toronto.

February 5, 2015
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The Gardiner Museum - Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM | 111 Queen's Park

One in seven people worldwide lives with a disability. Yet, despite their numbers, people with disabilities - particularly women - remain invisible: neglected, abused and isolated, facing insurmountable obstacles to accessing justice and equal rights. Shantha Rau Barriga, Director of Disability Rights at Human Rights Watch, will share her experiences documenting violence against women and girls with disabilities in different parts of the world and some of the efforts underway to give these women a voice.

$10 Gardiner Members / $15 General, Call 416.586.8080 for tickets or get them online at gardinermuseum.com

January 8, 2015
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Thurs., Jan. 29, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | Campbell Conference Facility | 1 Devonshire Place | Munk School for Global Affairs | University of Toronto

Join us for an intimate conversation with James Stewart (LLB75), Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, & Richard Dicker, Director of International Justice Program, HRW.

Just over 10 years after the ICC began hearing cases, two of the world’s most prominent international lawyers will discuss the Court’s successes and ongoing challenges. They will address the jurisdictional limitations that impede the Court’s engagement in Syria, explore whether the Court promotes “victor’s justice” or “selective justice,” and debate whether peace and justice can co-exist.

September 24, 2014
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6-8 PM | Alumni Hall, Victoria College | University of Toronto | 73 Queens Park Cres. E. | RSVP: canada@hrw.org

Join us for the release of our report focusing on the LGBT community in Jamaica and discussion of opportunities for Canadians to respond. Featuring: Graeme Reid, LGBT Director and Rhon Reynolds, LGBT Researcher.

LGBT Jamaicans face an intolerable level of violence, both physical and sexual, perpetrated on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Police investigations into such violence are often inadequate or lacking altogether. This report documents cases of such violence, in addition to cases of discrimination from government institutions, including healthcare facilities, as well as in the private sector.

July 30, 2014
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
E-Team screening at 2:00pm

Please join Human Rights Watch for this unique Inform & Inspire session.
Learn about our work, hear from our researchers and stay for an optional screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, the E-Team.

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
Fee $50 (includes a box lunch)

For tickets & more information, please contact the HRW Canada office at 416.322.8448 or canada@hrw.org

Presentations By:
FRED ABRAHAMS, Special Advisor
AMANDA KLASING, Women’s Rights Researcher
SAMER MUSCATI, Emergencies Researcher
MEGHAN RHOAD, Women’s Rights Researcher

April 1, 2014
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MAY 8–MAY 31, 2014
OCAD U Student Gallery, 52 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario

For more than five years, Human Rights Watch researcher Samer Muscati has been documenting some of humanity’s darkest acts, focusing his attention on the violation of the rights of women and girls around the world. Increasingly, he has explored photography’s capacities to expand our understanding of the plight and perseverance of others.

Gathering the testimony of his subjects is often harrowing, and Muscati has found the medium invaluable in processing his experience, and connecting with his subjects. This exhibition pulls together the highs and lows Muscati has borne witness to, offering a moving account of the shifting fates of women and girls in a period of profound global transition.

Des organisations camerounaise et canadienne lauréates du Prix de l'action contre le sida et pour les droits humains
November 29, 2013
Des organisations camerounaise et canadienne lauréates du Prix de l'action contre le sida et pour les droits humains

(Toronto, le 29 novembre 2013) – À l'occasion de la Journée mondiale de la lutte contre le sida, le 1er décembre 2013, Human Rights Watch et le Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida décerneront à Alternatives-Cameroun et au Réseau de plaidoyer des grands-mères (Grandmothers Advocacy Network, GRAN) le Prix de l'action co

Cameroonian, Canadian Groups Receive Awards for HIV, Rights Work
November 29, 2013
Cameroonian, Canadian Groups Receive Awards for HIV, Rights Work

(Toronto) – On World AIDS Day, December 1, 2013, Human Rights Watch and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network will honor Alternatives-Cameroun and the Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) with the 2013 Award for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights.

October 23, 2013
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For 35 years, Human Rights Watch has been at the forefront of the international human rights movement, investigating human rights abuses and exposing the truth to create deep-rooted change. The Voices for Justice Annual Dinner honours courageous individuals who protect and defend human rights around the world. Please join us on November 12 at the 10th anniversary dinner in Toronto as we honour one such courageous individual, Hassan al Amin, with our highest tribute -- the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism -- in recognition of his unwavering, fearless commitment to human rights. The evening will be hosted by Honorary Chair Jian Ghomeshi.
January 24, 2013
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Through our Human Rights Watch Film Festival we bear witness to human rights violations and create a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people. It begins on Tuesday, February 26 and runs through Thursday, March 7 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.