Tag Archives: Human rights

Defending the Defenders! International Conference: Join Us Virtually

We are very excited to invite you to join us online for our 5th biennial conference, Defending the Defenders! Building Global Support for Women Human Rights Defenders. Over 120 women including Nobel peace laureates and frontline activists from the Middle East, Africa and Central America?will gather in the Netherlands from[...]

Beverly Hills Hotel’s Sultan of Brunei Imposing Drastic Rules

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) announced it is pulling its annual Global Women’s Rights Awards, co-chaired by Jay and Mavis Leno, from the Beverly Hills Hotel because the hotel’s owner, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is imposing a Taliban-like Brunei penal code, set to go into effect in three[...]

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights – Get involved

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award seeks to identify and honor people who embody Robert F. Kennedy’s belief in the power of individual moral courage to overcome injustice. Founded in 1968, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (RFK Center) has honored 44 human rights defenders[...]

Sharon Stone Kisses Kathy Griffin at 2012 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

By Beck/Smith HollywoodNews.com: This week’s 2012 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards brought out many of Hollywood’s brightest luminaries — including Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Martin Scorsese, Kenneth Branagh, Janet McTeer, Alexander Payne and still hot Sharon Stone — adding to the elegant event’s distinction as an Awards Season Must. As[...]

Kardashian family accused of using slave labor to make products

HollywoodNews.com: The Kardashians just can’t win these days as they are being accused of basically using slave labor to create a number of their products. A human rights group is reportedly investigating claims that workers in China make the K-Dash by Kardashian label, the Kris Jenner Kollection and ShoeDazzle products under[...]

Sheryl Crow to perform at Focus for Change benefit dinner

HollywoodNews.com: Music legend and human rights activist Peter Gabriel will host the 6th Annual Focus for Change benefit dinner and concert for WITNESS, the international human rights organization that will include performances by Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow and reggae legend Jimmy Cliff. The event will showcase WITNESS’ innovative use of video[...]

“Oliver Stone: Live in Venezuela,” says Lopez

HollywoodNews.com: Below is Leopoldo Lopez’s response to Oliver Stone’s article from The Huffington Post: CLICK HERE TO READ LEOPOLDO LOPEZ’S CHALLENGE TO OLIVER STONE CLICK HERE TO READ OLIVER STONE’S RESPONSE TO LEOPOLDO LOPEZ The simple truth is that Oliver Stone does not know Venezuela very well. If he did, he would have[...]

Barry Levinson to direct Columbia Pictures’ ‘Brother Jack’

HollywoodNews.com: Academy Award(r)-winning director Barry Levinson is attached to helm the film “Brother Jack” for Columbia Pictures, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. “Brother Jack,” based on the life of human rights activist Jack Healey, is the coming of age story of an[...]