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The University of Dayton is hosting a conference to address the high-risk threats to human rights and how they are presenting themselves with unprecedented urgency. 

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Behind the scenes of world conflict are scientists solving problems on behalf of human rights organizations. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has a program called On-call Scientist and it's still going strong after decades of success.

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This week, the University of Dayton Human Rights Center will unveil "America the Borderland," an exhibit by the center's Moral Courage Project designed to shine a light on human rights defenders at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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The University of Dayton created the nation’s first Human Rights Studies undergraduate program in 1998. In 2013, UD created the Human Rights Center to advance the university’s mission to promote respect for the inherent dignity of all persons through dialogue, research and education.

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Last December, during the United Nations' commemoration of Human Rights Day, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Liu Zhenmin, noted the relationship between human rights and sustainable development, stating, “The achievement of full human potential and of sustainable development is not possible if fellow human beings are denied their rights. Nor can there be full enjoyment of human rights without sustainable development.”

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Mary Wood-Constable said Saturday was the first time she ever felt concerned enough to protest, demonstrate, or march for a cause.

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While hundreds of thousands are marching Saturday in the Women's March on Washington, thousands are expected to gather in Cincinnati for a "sister march."

The event's Facebook page shows that well over 4,000 people have signed up to say they will be there for the noon rally in Washington Park and the march to City Hall that will follow.

No one knows if all of those people will actually show up, but local organizer Billie Mays said the committee putting on the event is assuming that they will and preparing for a huge crowd in the Over-the-Rhine park.

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The University of Dayton established the nation'’s first undergraduate human rights studies program in 1998, and created the University of Dayton Human Rights Center in 2013. The University recently named Camilo Pérez-Bustillo as the first executive director of the Center. 

The University of Dayton established the nation’'s first undergraduate human rights studies program in 1998. The program is intended to produce intellectually adept students who can perform rigorous research and conduct high-quality analysis of critical questions in the area of human rights studies.

The Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, or MARCC, consists of 17 member judicatories, the local, decision-making bodies of national denominations, of diverse faith backgrounds. The organization has been influential in social and human rights issues since the 1960's.