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DC Office of Human Rights The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) was established to eradicate discrimination, increase equal opportunity and protect human rights for persons who live, work, or visit in the District of Columbia.
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The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) was established to eradicate discrimination, increase equal opportunity and protect human rights for persons who live in or visit the District of Columbia. The agency enforces local and federal human rights laws, including the DC Human Rights Act, by providing a legal process to those who believe they have been discriminated against. OHR also proactively enforces human rights in the District through Director’s Inquiries, which allow it to identify and investigate practices and policies that may be discriminatory. We can also be found on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dchumanrights and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/dchumanrights

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Street harassment is still happening and feels scarier than ever given recent events. With the lack of bystanders around...
04/30/2021

Street harassment is still happening and feels scarier than ever given recent events. With the lack of bystanders around – the fear of isolation increases in public spaces.

If you or someone you know has experienced non-violent street harassment in a public space, share your story and help us end street harassment in the District. Share your story at nostreetharassment.dc.gov.

#NoStreetHarassmentDC #StopStreetHarassment

Street harassment is still happening and feels scarier than ever given recent events. With the lack of bystanders around – the fear of isolation increases in public spaces.

If you or someone you know has experienced non-violent street harassment in a public space, share your story and help us end street harassment in the District. Share your story at nostreetharassment.dc.gov.

#NoStreetHarassmentDC #StopStreetHarassment

L’Oreal Paris recently released results from a global survey of 14,000 people on the effects of the pandemic on street h...
04/29/2021

L’Oreal Paris recently released results from a global survey of 14,000 people on the effects of the pandemic on street harassment. Compared to times pre-pandemic, 78% of the American respondents said they feel less safe in public spaces. Additionally, 74% of the American respondents think that wearing a mask allows the harassers to hide themselves and feel untouchable.

The top reasons American respondents feel unsafe in public spaces in a pandemic situation: (1) I cannot see people’s face behind masks (2) I am afraid people won’t stop and help in case I have a problem (3) There are a few people in the streets and transports.
Learn more about the study and the L'Oréal Paris Stand Up Against Street Harassment campaign, in partnership with Hollaback! at bit.ly/2RUaCVV.

#NoStreetHarassmentDC #StopStreetHarassment

L’Oreal Paris recently released results from a global survey of 14,000 people on the effects of the pandemic on street harassment. Compared to times pre-pandemic, 78% of the American respondents said they feel less safe in public spaces. Additionally, 74% of the American respondents think that wearing a mask allows the harassers to hide themselves and feel untouchable.

The top reasons American respondents feel unsafe in public spaces in a pandemic situation: (1) I cannot see people’s face behind masks (2) I am afraid people won’t stop and help in case I have a problem (3) There are a few people in the streets and transports.
Learn more about the study and the L'Oréal Paris Stand Up Against Street Harassment campaign, in partnership with Hollaback! at bit.ly/2RUaCVV.

#NoStreetHarassmentDC #StopStreetHarassment

1 Day until our #FairHousing Workshop! There's still time to reserve your spot and learn about all the housing protectio...
04/28/2021
OHR Fair Housing Workshop #2

1 Day until our #FairHousing Workshop! There's still time to reserve your spot and learn about all the housing protections DC has! Click the link below to RSVP.

In observation of Fair Housing Month, OHR is conducting two Fair Housing workshops for residents and community stakeholders.

In our Fall 2019 city-wide survey of 1,631 DC residents, we found that 69% of respondents had experienced verbal street ...
04/27/2021

In our Fall 2019 city-wide survey of 1,631 DC residents, we found that 69% of respondents had experienced verbal street harassment in DC in the prior six months and 40% reported that they had experienced physical street harassment. You can read all the data from that survey and everything else from the first year of implementing SHPA in the report “The State of Street Harassment in DC” (ohr.dc.gov/page/state-street-harassment-dc)

#NoStreetHarassmentDC #StopStreetHarassment

In our Fall 2019 city-wide survey of 1,631 DC residents, we found that 69% of respondents had experienced verbal street harassment in DC in the prior six months and 40% reported that they had experienced physical street harassment. You can read all the data from that survey and everything else from the first year of implementing SHPA in the report “The State of Street Harassment in DC” (ohr.dc.gov/page/state-street-harassment-dc)

#NoStreetHarassmentDC #StopStreetHarassment

Join us THIS THURSDAY for our #FairHousingMonth workshop. Learn about your rights and all the protections DC has to offe...
04/26/2021
OHR Fair Housing Workshop #2

Join us THIS THURSDAY for our #FairHousingMonth workshop. Learn about your rights and all the protections DC has to offer. #FairHousing #KnowYourRights #Housing #HousingProtections

In observation of Fair Housing Month, OHR is conducting two Fair Housing workshops for residents and community stakeholders.

We want to hear your street harassment stories. We know the pandemic has altered life in public spaces and the types of ...
04/26/2021

We want to hear your street harassment stories. We know the pandemic has altered life in public spaces and the types of street harassment incidents. We want to hear from you in efforts to better understand what kind of street harassment is happening, where incidents most frequently occur, and how street harassment has changed during the pandemic.
If you or someone you know has experienced non-violent street harassment in a public space, share your story and help us end street harassment in the District at nostreetharassment.dc.gov.
#NoStreetHarassmentDC #StopStreetHarassment

We want to hear your street harassment stories. We know the pandemic has altered life in public spaces and the types of street harassment incidents. We want to hear from you in efforts to better understand what kind of street harassment is happening, where incidents most frequently occur, and how street harassment has changed during the pandemic.
If you or someone you know has experienced non-violent street harassment in a public space, share your story and help us end street harassment in the District at nostreetharassment.dc.gov.
#NoStreetHarassmentDC #StopStreetHarassment

In the District, street harassment is defined as any unwanted statement, gesture, or conduct that is disrespectful, offe...
04/21/2021
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In the District, street harassment is defined as any unwanted statement, gesture, or conduct that is
disrespectful, offensive, or threatening and happens in a public space, a place of business or any location
that is not a private residence in DC.
OHR implements the Street Harassment Prevention Act (SHPA), which is a first-of-its-kind legal measure in the United States that: (1) creates a legal definition of street harassment; (2) establishes a community-based Advisory Committee to study street harassment and develop model policies and trainings; and (3) requires a public information campaign on street harassment. It was designed to uniquely focus on prevention through education instead of criminalization. Learn more at ohr.dc.gov.

#nostreetharassmentdc #stopstreetharassment

Help us get everyone in our community pre-registered for a vaccination appointment. Go to vaccinate.dc.gov or call 1-855-363-0333 to pre-register and then help us spread the word. #DCHOPE Read Mayor Bowser’s Presentation on DC’s COVID-19 Situational Update: April 19

April is #FairHousingMonth and we wanted to celebrate by informing the public about their rights when seeking housing! J...
04/20/2021
OHR Fair Housing Workshop #2

April is #FairHousingMonth and we wanted to celebrate by informing the public about their rights when seeking housing! Join OHR on Thursday, April 29th for a special, virtual "Know Your Rights" workshop discussing all the great housing protections the District has to offer residents and visitors. #HousingProtections #HousingRights #Housing #CivilRights

In observation of Fair Housing Month, OHR is conducting two Fair Housing workshops for residents and community stakeholders.

Join OHR as we celebrate #FairHousingMonth with two virtual workshops covering all of the great housing protections the ...
04/14/2021
OHR Fair Housing Workshop

Join OHR as we celebrate #FairHousingMonth with two virtual workshops covering all of the great housing protections the District has to offer! Click the link to RSVP! #KnowYourRights #FHM #HumanRights #CivilRights #FairHousing #HousingRights #Housing

In observation of Fair Housing Month, OHR is conducting two Fair Housing workshops for residents and community stakeholders.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this week is International Anti-Street Harassment Week, and today is Teal Tuesd...
04/13/2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this week is International Anti-Street Harassment Week, and today is Teal Tuesday! OHR staff (and their pets!) are wearing teal to show solidarity with survivors of sexual violence.

#TealTuesday #SAAM2021 #stopstreetharassment

04/07/2021

April is a busy but special month at OHR. This year, we will highlight several topics over the course of the month including fair housing, language access, sexual assault awareness and street harassment prevention.

Stay in the loop for or social posts for more on trainings and initiatives we will introduce this month.

For more information about OHR services, visit ohr.dc.gov.

#fairhousingmonth #sexualassaultawareness #languageaccess #stopstreetharassment

Join Mayor Bowser's teletownhall at 5 PM as DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Washington Metropoli...
03/24/2021

Join Mayor Bowser's teletownhall at 5 PM as DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Washington Metropolitan Police Dept. and DC Office of Human Rights address anti-Asian bias and discuss how to support our AAPI community.

Join Mayor Bowser's teletownhall at 5 PM as DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Washington Metropolitan Police Dept. and DC Office of Human Rights address anti-Asian bias and discuss how to support our AAPI community.

Protect your community by remaining vigilant. If you see something or someone suspicious, say something: iwatchdc.org. #...
03/04/2021

Protect your community by remaining vigilant. If you see something or someone suspicious, say something: iwatchdc.org. #SaferStrongerDC

Protect your community by remaining vigilant. If you see something or someone suspicious, say something: iwatchdc.org. #SaferStrongerDC

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activitie...
03/04/2021

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activities to iwatchdc.org. #SaferStrongerDC

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activities to iwatchdc.org. #SaferStrongerDC

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 91...
03/04/2021

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC.

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC.

We are excited to announce that George E. Rice III (COACH RICE) and Briana Strachan Cleveland (Martha's Table) well also...
02/18/2021

We are excited to announce that George E. Rice III (COACH RICE) and Briana Strachan Cleveland (Martha's Table) well also join us as panelist for our upcoming event!
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George E. Rice III is a coach, educator and founder of The Rebound 4 Success Institute and is ready to discuss is ready to discuss how the rise of youth leadership is critical for our future.
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Briana Strachan Cleveland is the Director of Volunteers and Community Support at Martha’s Table and will bring to the panel her perspective on community support resources.
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You won't want to miss this valuable insight. RSVP for the event: https://bit.ly/3qoMoiS

Thrilled to have Lily Litweiler (DC Public Schools) and Shyheim Snead (United Way of Coastal Fairfield County) join us a...
02/17/2021

Thrilled to have Lily Litweiler (DC Public Schools) and Shyheim Snead (United Way of Coastal Fairfield County) join us as a panelist for the upcoming event!
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Linda Litweiler is a Mental Health Counselor for DC Public Schools and is ready to discuss how she’s helped students and youth navigate life during a pandemic, civil rights demonstrations and the unparelled attack on democracy on January 6, 2021.
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Shyheim Snead is a Strategy and Partnerships Manager at the United Way will bring perspective from the nonprofit world on how our local communities can come together and heal despite the uncertainties of the past year.
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You won't want to miss this valuable insight. RSVP for the event: https://bit.ly/3qoMoiS

Join us for the big event on Thursday, Feb. 25th! The virtual event, featuring a panel of incredible speakers, will focu...
02/15/2021

Join us for the big event on Thursday, Feb. 25th! The virtual event, featuring a panel of incredible speakers, will focus on dissecting and processing the current challenging cultural/political landscape and inspiring DC youth as they shape their own futures. Come learn, share, and heal. RSVP today for the FREE event! #NoHateDC https://bit.ly/3qoMoiS

Join us for the big event on Thursday, Feb. 25th! The virtual event, featuring a panel of incredible speakers, will focus on dissecting and processing the current challenging cultural/political landscape and inspiring DC youth as they shape their own futures. Come learn, share, and heal. RSVP today for the FREE event! #NoHateDC https://bit.ly/3qoMoiS

Today, OHR released the FY19 Language Access Compliance Review. The report provides an overview and analysis of citywide...
12/30/2020

Today, OHR released the FY19 Language Access Compliance Review. The report provides an overview and analysis of citywide efforts to create equal access for individuals with limited or non-English proficiency. As of 2018, the District is home to nearly 100,000 foreign-born individuals with 30.8% of foreign-born residents age 5 or older having limited English proficiency. 

Highlights from the FY19 Compliance Review include: 
* Compliance achievements and reporting for 38 covered entities with major public contact and 23 non-major public contact entities detailing performance level of preparedness, accessibility and quality in serving clients 
* 183,387 encounters with LEP/NEP customers across agencies 
* Language Access compliance training for 41,040 District government employees, including contractor and grantee staff 
* 73,277 calls made by frontline employees to reach a telephonic interpreter to communicate with customers speaking 66 different languages 
* Translation of 830 vital documents by agencies with major public contact.  #languageaccess #limitedenglishproficiency #translation #interpretation

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12/01/2020

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We all have a shared responsibility to protect DC. Wear a mask. Save lives. Stop the spread. Learn more: coronavirus.dc....
12/01/2020

We all have a shared responsibility to protect DC. Wear a mask. Save lives. Stop the spread. Learn more: coronavirus.dc.gov

Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you need help managing anxiety and stres...
11/27/2020

Over the past several months, we’ve been challenged, and it’s not been easy. If you need help managing anxiety and stress, please talk to a mental health clinician. Call 1-888-793-4357. We are here for you.

We hope everyone is saying safe and finding connection (even if virtual) this Thanksgiving! We are grateful for you!
11/26/2020

We hope everyone is saying safe and finding connection (even if virtual) this Thanksgiving! We are grateful for you!

We hope everyone is saying safe and finding connection (even if virtual) this Thanksgiving! We are grateful for you!
11/26/2020

We hope everyone is saying safe and finding connection (even if virtual) this Thanksgiving! We are grateful for you!

When around friends and family outside of your household, wear a mask and social distance. Small gatherings do not mean ...
11/26/2020

When around friends and family outside of your household, wear a mask and social distance. Small gatherings do not mean less risk of spreading or getting COVID-19!

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native American...
11/24/2020

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the culture, traditions and histories of Indigenous people in the United States, as well as acknowledge the many contributions they have made to this country.
Use this time to learn more about the various tribes of Indigenous Americans and what tribal land you're currently on or have lived on. Washington DC sits on the ancestral lands of the Anacostans (also documented as Nacotchtank) and over time neighboring the Piscataway and Pamunkey peoples.
Piscataway, Pamunkey, the Nentego (Nanichoke), Mattaponi, Chickahominy, Monacan, and the Powhatan cultures thrived along the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. (American Library Association). You can use the website from Native Land to learn more about local Indigenous history.

We all have a shared responsibility to protect DC. Wear a mask. Save lives. Stop the spread. Learn more: coronavirus.dc....
11/20/2020

We all have a shared responsibility to protect DC. Wear a mask. Save lives. Stop the spread. Learn more: coronavirus.dc.gov

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is a day to honor those who have been murdered because of transphobia and...
11/20/2020

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is a day to honor those who have been murdered because of transphobia and those who have survived gender-based violence. OHR stands with the trans and non-binary community everyday and will continue to fight for the equal treatment of all individuals; today, we honor those who have lost their lives to senseless violence.
#tdor #translivesmatter

As cases increase nationwide, protect your family: limit exposure to other people, require all guests in your home to we...
11/19/2020

As cases increase nationwide, protect your family: limit exposure to other people, require all guests in your home to wear a mask, and practice good hygiene.

We've created signs for you to print for your home or to share with guests before coming over: bit.ly/dcsignage

Learn more about available District resources to keep you in your home 🏘by visiting coronavirus.dc.gov/rent.
11/19/2020

Learn more about available District resources to keep you in your home 🏘by visiting coronavirus.dc.gov/rent.

The DC Contact Trace Force is part of the team working to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. When they r...
11/18/2020

The DC Contact Trace Force is part of the team working to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. When they ring, answer the call!

We’re celebrating stories of trans excellence for this week of #transgenderawareness ! gc2b
11/17/2020
Community stories: 2020 Transgender Awareness Week - Google

We’re celebrating stories of trans excellence for this week of #transgenderawareness !

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The trans community consistently uplifts and empowers despite hardship. See how we’re celebrating trans excellence for 2020 Transgender Awareness Week.

A healthy family is a happy family. Take the time to plan and take steps to keep your loved ones safe this holiday seaso...
11/17/2020

A healthy family is a happy family. Take the time to plan and take steps to keep your loved ones safe this holiday season. Learn more: bit.ly/dcholidayguidance

November is National Caregivers Month, a time to recognize, support, and empower family caregivers. This is also a good ...
11/12/2020

November is National Caregivers Month, a time to recognize, support, and empower family caregivers. This is also a good time to remind you of the Universal Paid Family Leave Amendment Act – this law was passed by the DC Council in 2016 and provides a new employment benefit which allows private sector employees in DC to receive paid leave when taking the following types of leave: up to eight weeks to bond with a child (including adopted or foster children), six weeks to care for a sick family member with a serious health condition, and two weeks of personal medical care. Employees are eligible as long as they spend 50 percent of their time physically working in the District. #paidfamilyleave #nationalcaregiversmonth

#HappyVeteransDay! Thank you to all that have served this country. We honor you today and always 🇺🇸
11/11/2020

#HappyVeteransDay! Thank you to all that have served this country. We honor you today and always 🇺🇸

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