SOAP Up the First Four

In partnership with Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (SOAP), this campaign will mobilize anti-human trafficking efforts before the First Four NCAA Basketball Tournament comes to town.

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Human Rights

National Fair Trade Leader

What started as a petition to replace a well-known chocolate company on campus, turned into service for a national committee.

Sustainability Hands in the Dirt

Unwavering Commitments

As part of the University of Dayton's continued commitment to sustainability and human rights, it has joined the United Nations Global Compact and the Global Catholic Climate Movement.


Disturbing the Peace

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SOAP Up the First Four

9:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Our Work

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Curran Renzetti Scholarship

This scholarship supports students who wish to travel internationally in specific university-sponsored programs.

Malawi Practicum

This research practicum provides students with the opportunity to live and conduct research in Chilumba, Malawi.

The Moral Courage Project

The project develops multi-platform, multi-media products that utilize audio recording, photography, music, and writing to bring advocacy stories to life.

Transnational Advocacy on Sexualized Violence

Understanding the contested narratives and power dynamics at work within transnational advocacy to improve advocacy strategies and international response on this issue.

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Graduate/Law Summer Grants

This grant will support students to conduct research or advocacy projects around UN Global Compact and SDGs.

STOP Report 2017

STOP provided more than 1700 students, educators, and community members with resources to combat modern-day slavery.

Moral Courage

Ferguson Voices

The people of Ferguson have a story to tell – and one that the majority of us have not heard or fully understood. A product of the Moral Courage Project, Ferguson Voices a website, exhibit, and a podcast

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Immigration and Refugees

Our work to facilitate the integration of immigrants and refugees in the Dayton in collaboration with local organizations and leaders.


SPHR 2017

The Social Practice of Human Rights

SPHR17 explored challenges to advocacy posed by racism, xenophobia, and what Pope Francis has termed "the globalization of indifference."

Scholar-Practitioners in Residence

The Center hosts visiting researchers and advocates from around the world, and gives them time and resources to reflect on their work, write, teach and speak.

Romero Award

Blessed Oscar Romero Human Rights Award

This award honors an individual or organization whose work has contributed significantly to the alleviation of human suffering.

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HRC Executive Director Search

The University of Dayton seeks a collaborative and strategic leader to serve as the Executive Director of the Human Rights Center. 

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Join the conversation

The Human Rights Center is teaming up with OpenGlobalRights to feature SPHR17 conference content and grow conversations.

In the news

Stricter Regulations on Massage Parlors Paramount to Tackle Sex Trafficking in Ohio, Experts Say 
March 14
Tony Talbott, Human Rights Center and Aboltion Ohio at the University of Dayton


Conflicting Reports Regarding North Korea Sow Skepticism
March 6
Tony Talbott, Human Rights Center

Human trafficking a concern with First Four in town
March 12
Tony Talbott, Human Rights Center
Kristin Johnson, student
Logan Cobbs, student


Fox 19, Cincinnati

Ahead of First Four in Dayton, group uses soap to promote human trafficking awareness
March 9
Gabriella Cipriani, Human Rights Center
Adie Lewis, Abolition Ohio at the University of Dayton

ABC 22/Fox 45

An effort today to stop human trafficking 
March 10
Kristin Johnson, student

Someone You Should Know 
March 12
Bradley Petrella, student


Human Trafficking and the First Four
March 13
Tony Talbott, Human Rights Center and Abolition Ohio

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Human Rights Center

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300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2790