Human Rights

The Darién Gap in Focus: Exhibition Centers the Stories of Migrants Traveling through Panama in Transit to the U.S.-Mexico Border

"The photographs connect us closer to the experiences of migrants transiting through Panama: shoes laying across the migratory reception center, two children under a tent sponsored by U.S. and E.U. aid, a Bible drying under the sun, children playing in the river, and border officials' increasing presence in Darién."

Guerra, with Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes, and the production team for Grit & Grace

Documenting the American Dream: In First-of-its-Kind Project, UConn Professor Directs Film for U.S. Congressional Committee

'Creating media that unites, that’s something that I really want to do with my films'

Housing (In)Justice

In New Documentary Series, Senior Explores Student Housing Insecurity

Brianna Chance ‘23, a music education major, received funding from the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network for her project documenting student homelessness and housing insecurity in Connecticut

Former Senator Christopher J. Dodd speaks during the dedication ceremony of The Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut main campus in Storrs

UConn’s Dodd Human Rights Impact Campaign Raises $12.5 Million to Advance Human Rights Education, Outreach, and Engagement

The UConn Foundation's Dodd Human Rights Impact Campaign has raised more than $12.5 million, further solidifying the reputation of UConn as a preeminent academic institution for the study of, engagement with, and practice of human rights

Myles Martel '65 (CLAS) and Gary Gladstein, '66 (CLAS), '08 (HON), close friends and fraternity brothers for six decades, were so moved by the upheaval in Ukraine that they provided seed money for a new fund to help students and scholars from conflict zones.

Moved by Ukraine Turmoil, Alums Establish Aid Fund for UConn Students, Scholars from Conflict Zones

'Two important pillars of our friendship are our love for UConn and our deep commitment to human rights'

Melinda Das, a tenth grader at Whetherfield High School and one of the contributors to the “Picturing the Pandemic” exhibition, speaks during the opening reception of the exhibition at the Hartford Public Library

Pandemic Journaling Project Continues to Grow and Develop

The record of thoughts and feelings collected from around the globe during the pandemic has hit the road with a multimedia exhibition at the Hartford Public Library through December 15

Map of Afghanistan.

UConn Asylum Clinic Alumni Participate in CT Afghan Asylum Project

'This is critically important in our community. These individuals are struggling even more than any of us can understand'

Guerra on location in Kentucky for his PBS Frontline documentary, After Zero Tolerance.

Emmy Award-Winning UConn Professor Takes on Zero Tolerance, Family Separation with Second PBS Frontline Documentary

Oscar Guerra's first Frontline documentary was judged the Best News Story in a Newsmagazine at the 2021 Emmy awards

2022 Human Rights Institute Funding Awards Announced

The Human Rights Institute is delighted to announce the results of our annual funding competitions.  We are honored to be able to support the study and scholarship of human rights across the university for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Scenes from the Involvement Fair at Fairfield Way on September 7, 2022.

Native American and Indigenous Community Takes Shape At UConn

Momentum is building around Native American and Indigenous studies and programming at UConn, and new faculty and students are poised make UConn a New England hub for Native Studies and the broader Indigenous community