Yazidi Woman Who Suffered IS Enslavement Lobbies Washington for Help

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A Yazidi woman who suffered for 10 months as a sex slave under the Islamic State group (IS) came to Washington to push for help for the traumatized, displaced Yazidi community in northern Iraq and the hundreds of others who remain in IS bondage. Shireen Jardo, 25, met with several U.S. congressmen and federal officials along with Iraqi aid groups …

U.S. Conducting a Review of Iran Policy

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has informed the U.S. Congress that through April 18th Iran has complied with its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. At the same time, he announced that the United States is undertaking a government-wide review of U.S. policy toward Iran, including whether suspension of sanctions …

Cuba Human Rights

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The Cuban people continue to suffer serious human rights abuses under the authoritarian rule of Raul Castro. According to the latest State Department Human Rights Report, the main human rights abuses include the abridgement of the ability of citizens to choose their government; the use of government threats, physical assault, intimidation, and violent government-organized counter-protests against peaceful dissent; and harassment …

Mexico City Policy Reinstated

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One of President Donald Trump’s first actions was to issue a memorandum reinstating what is known as the Mexico City Policy –- a directive meant to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars do not fund international organizations or programs that support abortion. The Mexico City Policy was first introduced by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 during a UN population conference held …