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Department Director Quoted in Huffington Post
The Department of Human Rights' staff had the privilege of participating in Huffington Post's "Listen to America" tour when they were in Des Moines, Iowa, in October.  Check out this article and photos that highlight the city of Des Moines and quotes DHR Director, San Wong:  Here's What People are Talking About in America Right Now. 

December 10 is International Human Rights Day

December 10 commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.  The Iowa Department of Human Rights works to protect and promote human rights inherent in all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, or any other status.   For example, we provide hope and dignity to families by empowering them to find a pathway out of poverty towards self-sufficiency ;  we strengthen communities when Iowans are empowered to participate in issues and decision making; and we improve justice and equity through reform and best practices.  We affirm our commitment to protect the fundamental freedoms to which all human are entitled.