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With Good Reason: Protecting Human Rights

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Protestors carry signs at the 2007 migrant domestic workers and Kalayaan 2007 May Day Rally, decrying unfair work conditions. [ell brown]

WCPN marks National Human Rights Month with a special edition of With Good Reason. Host Sarah McConnell speaks with Kirsten Gelsdorf, who has spent more than 20 years working for the United Nations and other organizations in the humanitarian sector. She discusses her experience in disaster zones and clears up some commonly-held misconceptions about humanitarian aid. The show also examines Virginia’s new Bill of Rights for domestic workers and questions why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is not typically taught in American classrooms.