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DC Office of Human Rights The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) was established to eradicate discrimination, i

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 p

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 p

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Join OHR, Department of Employment Services & DC Health tomorrow as we observe  by hosting a Listening Lab. We’ll discus...
08/24/2022

Join OHR, Department of Employment Services & DC Health tomorrow as we observe by hosting a Listening Lab. We’ll discuss family protections in DC & programs and services that promote healthy, vibrant .

⏰Thursday, August 25 @ 6pm
📨RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/y5fm5jvn

Join us Thursday (August 25th) at 6pm for a *virtual* Listening Lab all about family protections and resources! Particip...
08/18/2022

Join us Thursday (August 25th) at 6pm for a *virtual* Listening Lab all about family protections and resources!

Participants will hear about their rights as parents in DC. We’ll also hear from Department of Employment Services about Paid Family Leave, from DC Health about the DC affiliate of Help Me Grow National, and from DC Breastfeeding Coalition and Lactation Commission about breastfeeding/chestfeeding in DC. And of course we’ll hear from DC families about their experiences of caregiving in DC.

Register here: https://dc-gov.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvd-mtrTgiH9QzzIOfZ6KnsbSopXdZrB5t

To request a reasonable accommodation or interpretation, please email [email protected] or call (202) 320-0653 at least 3 business days before the event date.

Para solicitar una adaptación razonable o servicios de interpretación, envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected] o llame al (202) 320-0653 al menos 3 días hábiles antes de la fecha de capacitación.

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Do you own or manage a business that has one or more individuals who receive tips as wages in the DC? We want you to be ...
08/08/2022

Do you own or manage a business that has one or more individuals who receive tips as wages in the DC? We want you to be compliant with the law!

Read below and visit https://ohr.dc.gov/page/tipped-wage-workers-fairness-act for direct access to OHR’s Tipped Wage Documents and Certifications Online Form.

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HAPPENING SOON:Join us and DC Mayor's Office on African-American Affairs to share your racial equity priorities and give...
08/03/2022

HAPPENING SOON:

Join us and DC Mayor's Office on African-American Affairs to share your racial equity priorities and give feedback on the District’s first Citywide Racial Equity Action Plan

⏰ Monday, August 8, 2022, 6 – 8 pm
📍 Frank D. Reeves Center, 2000 14th St., NW

Trigger Warning: video in news article details an incident of sexual harassment and threats of violencehttps://www.wusa9...
07/29/2022

Trigger Warning: video in news article details an incident of sexual harassment and threats of violence

https://www.wusa9.com/article/traffic/mission-metro/disgusting-virginia-womans-viral-tiktok-video-details-harassment-she-says-she-experienced-on-metro/65-cd04eb0c-0d16-4569-a5b2-ec1d33f0edc2

We were so upset to hear about this woman's story of street harassment and so impressed by the bravery in sharing her story. In 2019, a city-wide survey showed that verbal street harassment is common in DC. Read more about that finding and others in our 2020 report at https://ohr.dc.gov/page/state-street-harassment-dc

Individuals who have experienced street harassment can also tell us. 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 https://nostreetharassment.dc.gov/

Bystander intervention is so powerful - none of the male bystanders in this story intervened and in fact, made the experience worse for the victim. We must do better as a community. OHR has partnered with Right To Be - formerly Hollaback and L'Oréal Paris to provide free Stand Up Against Street Harassment trainings. You can sign up for a free one hour public training or take a 10 minute self-guided training here: https://www.standup-international.com/us/en/training/landing

Today OHR is celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the American Disabilities Act (ADA)!The ADA is a piece o...
07/26/2022

Today OHR is celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the passage of the American Disabilities Act (ADA)!

The ADA is a piece of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and ensures that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else (ie: being an employee, receiving government services, making purchases). You can read more about the law at www.ADA.gov.

If an individual feels they’ve been discriminated against based on their disability while in DC, they can file a complaint at OHR at https://ohr.dc.gov/service/file-discrimination-complaint

GOT TIPS? GOT RIGHTS!If you are a business that hires individuals who receive tips as part of their salary, this is for ...
07/12/2022

GOT TIPS? GOT RIGHTS!
If you are a business that hires individuals who receive tips as part of their salary, this is for you. Scan the QR code below for more information.

We’re celebrating District of Pride with Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander...
07/01/2022

We’re celebrating District of Pride with Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs and others!!

06/14/2022

HAPPY PRIDE from the DC Office of Human Rights!!!

Have you seen DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs new campaign,  ?? The link between Anti-Asian hate...
05/12/2022

Have you seen DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs new campaign, ??

The link between Anti-Asian hate, which has increased dramatically since the pandemic, and the OHR mission is strong. We need to raise awareness and educate in order to reduce hate and discrimination. We will be sharing more campaign images during the month of May, which is AAPI Heritage Month!

OHR is celebrating AAPI Heritage Month this May! Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, recognizes t...
05/09/2022

OHR is celebrating AAPI Heritage Month this May!

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. Asian Pacific is a broad term that encompasses the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Chinese immigrant workers were overwhelmingly responsible for its completion. Asian Pacific Americans comprise 7%, or 23 million people, of the nation’s population. They are the fastest growing racial group in the United States.

We stopped by Vida Senior Center to provide our DC seniors information about our anti-discrimination enforcement and lan...
05/04/2022

We stopped by Vida Senior Center to provide our DC seniors information about our anti-discrimination enforcement and language access program; en español! Thanks to DC Department of Aging and Community Living for putting this event together!

TONIGHT! Join us and DC Office of the Tenant Advocate for our  Listening Lab where we will be discussing Fair Housing in...
04/28/2022
OHR Listening Lab: Fair Housing in the Time of COVID

TONIGHT! Join us and DC Office of the Tenant Advocate for our Listening Lab where we will be discussing Fair Housing in the Time of COVID. Only a few spots left. RSVP at

The relaunch of Listening Labs will provide a safe environment for individuals to engage in meaningful dialogue about hot-button issues.

Congrats to Judge Ana Reyes!
04/28/2022

Congrats to Judge Ana Reyes!

Join me in congratulating DC’s very own, Ana Reyes, on her historic nomination to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by President Joe Biden!

Reyes’ confirmation will make her the first Hispanic woman and openly LGBTQ judge to serve on the federal bench. 🎉

¡Hoy! El Tiempo Latino
04/26/2022

¡Hoy!

El Tiempo Latino

Another  agency highlight: MPD successfully executed the installation of the LanguageLine Solutions mobile app on all of...
04/25/2022

Another agency highlight: MPD successfully executed the installation of the LanguageLine Solutions mobile app on all officer phones. With officers helping people of diverse backgrounds, this action breaks down one more communication barrier.

 agency highlight: DC Health collaborated with the Mayor’s three ethnic constituency offices to hold web-based townhall ...
04/22/2022

agency highlight: DC Health
collaborated with the Mayor’s three ethnic constituency offices to hold web-based townhall meetings to provide equitable access to information for the LEP/NEP population about COVID-19 testing-sites as well as prevention measures.

DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs

We want to hear from you! Join us for our  Listening Lab on Thursday, April 28 @ 6pm at the MLK Memorial Library. We're ...
04/21/2022
OHR Listening Lab: Fair Housing in the Time of COVID

We want to hear from you! Join us for our Listening Lab on Thursday, April 28 @ 6pm at the MLK Memorial Library. We're going to be discussing Fair Housing the the Time of . BTW, there's free food too! RSVP using the link below.

The relaunch of Listening Labs will provide a safe environment for individuals to engage in meaningful dialogue about hot-button issues.

Check out this  agency highlight from Department of Employment Services!DOES En Español allows Spanish speaking customer...
04/21/2022

Check out this agency highlight from Department of Employment Services!
DOES En Español allows Spanish speaking customers to access information about DOES’ programs and services in Spanish. It is the first full-service Spanish government website in DC and first national workforce agency website in Spanish. Spanish speaking individuals can access information on the agency’s programs and services (such as UI, Wage-Hour, MBSYEP), press releases, labor statistics and more. Great job DOES team!

Did you know that April is !? Here is an agency highlight from fiscal year 2021. On May 11, 2021, DC Department of Aging...
04/19/2022

Did you know that April is !? Here is an agency highlight from fiscal year 2021. On May 11, 2021, DC Department of Aging and Community Living, Humane Rescue Alliance Staff, and approximately 20 Vida seniors engaged in a virtual Senior Pet Connect event. This event was conducted in Spanish by Spanish-speaking HRA staff and introduced Vida Seniors to a variety of companion animals, including dogs, cats, and chickens. The Senior Pet Connect program was designed in partnership with the Humane Rescue Alliance to decrease social isolation by engaging older adults with their community over a shared love of pets.

April is Language Access Month! We are celebrating with some highlights from fiscal year 2021.  The Language Access Act ...
04/14/2022

April is Language Access Month! We are celebrating with some highlights from fiscal year 2021.

The Language Access Act of 2004 requires District government programs and departments to provide greater access and participation in public services, programs, and activities for residents of the District of Columbia with Limited or No English Proficiency (LEP/NEP).



DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs

Calling all District residents, potential residents, landlords, housing providers, developers, community leaders and sta...
04/13/2022
Listening Lab: Fair Housing

Calling all District residents, potential residents, landlords, housing providers, developers, community leaders and stakeholders! Be heard at OHR’s special Listening Lab on Thursday, April 28 @ 6pm at MLK Memorial Library. We want to hear from you! Light refreshments will be provided.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 28th @ 6pm
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St. NW)
Closest Metro: Gallery Place Metro Station (9th & G Street Exit)
RSVP:

The relaunch of Listening Labs will provide a safe environment for individuals to engage in meaningful dialogue about hot-button issues.

We want to hear your street harassment stories. We know the pandemic has altered life in public spaces and the types of ...
04/08/2022

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.


Right To Be - formerly Hollaback Stop Street Harassment

04/07/2022
Fair Housing in the Time of COVID

Our guest speakers include a real estate agent, housing advocate and the Office of the Tenant Advocate. Each will share how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped housing and how it has impacted fair housing practices, as well as what steps need to be taken to address these new issues we now face.

04/07/2022
Fair Housing in the Time of COVID Panel

Our guest speakers include a real estate agent, housing advocate and the Office of the Tenant Advocate. Each will share how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped housing and how it has impacted fair housing practices, as well as what steps need to be taken to address these new issues we now face.

TOMORROW! Celebrate  with us and join a virtual panel discussion about how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped fair housi...
04/06/2022

TOMORROW! Celebrate with us and join a virtual panel discussion about how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped fair housing. Guest speakers will include: Evan Lee Marbury - Realtor and the DC Office of the Tenant Advocate.

Join us for a lively discussion, learn about important information and resources and to share your thoughts on fair housing in the District during this difficult time.

Thursday, April 7th, 6 – 7:30pm

Register at bit.ly/DCFairHousingInCOVID

In our Fall 2019 city-wide survey of 1,631 DC residents, we found that 69% of respondents had experienced verbal street ...
04/05/2022

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”.

https://ohr.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ohr/publication/attachments/OHR_SHPA_Report_APRIL2020_FINAL.pdf

April is Language Access Month! Stay tuned for infographics, agency highlights, and virtual events as the month goes on....
04/04/2022

April is Language Access Month! Stay tuned for infographics, agency highlights, and virtual events as the month goes on. We appreciate this post from DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs about your rights under the Language Access Act!

THIS THURSDAY! Celebrate  with us and join a virtual panel discussion about how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped fair ...
04/04/2022

THIS THURSDAY! Celebrate with us and join a virtual panel discussion about how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped fair housing. Guest speakers will include: a real estate agent Evan Lee Marbury, Housing Up and the DC Office of the Tenant Advocate.

Join us for a lively discussion, learn about important information and resources and to share your thoughts on fair housing in the District during this difficult time.

Thursday, April 7th, 6 – 7:30pm

Register at bit.ly/DCFairHousingInCOVID

This week is the twelfth annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week! In the District, street harassment is defined...
04/03/2022

This week is the twelfth annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week! 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.

Stop Street Harassment Right To Be - formerly Hollaback

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, OHR recognizes the years of activism, courage, and struggle to erase tra...
03/31/2022

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, OHR recognizes the years of activism, courage, and struggle to erase transphobia and discrimination. Today we honor and celebrate the trans community.

Celebrate  with us and join a virtual panel discussion about how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped fair housing. Guest ...
03/29/2022
Fair Housing in the Time of COVID: Panel Discussion

Celebrate with us and join a virtual panel discussion about how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped fair housing. Guest speakers will include: a real estate agent Evan Lee Marbury, Housing Up and the DC Office of the Tenant Advocate.

Join us for a lively discussion, learn about important information and resources and to share your thoughts on fair housing in the District during this difficult time.

Thursday, April 7th, 6 – 7:30pm

Register here:

Join the DC Office of Human Rights for Fair Housing Month (FHM) as we discuss the variety of ways COVID-19 has impacted fair housing.

HAPPENING TONIGHT! We want to hear from you! Join us for the relaunch of our  series on TONIGHT @ 6:00pm. We'll be discu...
03/24/2022
Listening Lab: Protections Against Discrimination in the District

HAPPENING TONIGHT!

We want to hear from you! Join us for the relaunch of our series on TONIGHT @ 6:00pm. We'll be discussing Protections Against Discrimination in the District! RSVP at:

The relaunch of Listening Labs will provide a safe environment for individuals to engage in meaningful dialogue about hot-button issues.

03/23/2022
It's officially !
03/21/2022

It's officially !

03/18/2022

On Wed, March 16 we held our public discussion, Resilience and Women's Public Safety. Mayor Bowser's administration is proud to hold these diverse and inclusive conversations to face important and difficult issues in the community.

watch the VOD: https://youtu.be/PLIDi75sml4

OHR’s own Director Hnin Khaing and Commission Director Motoko Aizawa will be speaking at this important event tomorrow (...
03/15/2022

OHR’s own Director Hnin Khaing and Commission Director Motoko Aizawa will be speaking at this important event tomorrow (Wednesday, March 16th at 6pm)! DC Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs and DC Mayor's Office of Women's Policy & Initiatives will create a space for the community to heal and learn about District resources on the anniversary of the Atlanta shootings.

Reserve your spot: tiny.url/MOAPIAPublicSafety

We want to hear from you! Join us for the relaunch of our  series on Thursday, March 24 @ 6:00pm. We'll be discussing Pr...
03/08/2022
Listening Lab: Protections Against Discrimination in the District

We want to hear from you! Join us for the relaunch of our series on Thursday, March 24 @ 6:00pm. We'll be discussing Protections Against Discrimination in the District! RSVP at:

The relaunch of Listening Labs will provide a safe environment for individuals to engage in meaningful dialogue about hot-button issues.

03/08/2022

The DC Office of Human Rights is looking for a Staff Assistant to help provide program support to management. for the New Year, New Careers Virtual Hiring Event on March 16th & March 17th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Job Summary:https://bit.ly/3HOqDkw
: https://dc.gov/joinourteam

D.C. Department of Human Resources announces its first hiring event of 2022, “New Year, New Career Virtual Hiring Fair.”...
03/08/2022

D.C. Department of Human Resources announces its first hiring event of 2022, “New Year, New Career Virtual Hiring Fair.” On Wednesday, March 16th and Thursday, March 17th, the DC Department of Human Resources will focus on enhancing the interaction between residents, recruiters and hiring managers in the District of Columbia Government using a virtual platform. Participating agencies will make on the spot job offers for DC Government vacancies in a number of industries. The event is free and registration is required for jobseekers.

Day 1 Registration Link: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/dcgov/e/qYB1L
Day 2 Registration Link: https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/dcgov/e/g6WAq

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How Would You Feel If This Happened To You When You Were Trick-Or-Treating? It Is Unnecessary To Have Children Endangered By Practicing Pagan Practices Of Halloween! The Narrative For This Situation Could Have Been Different! Please Keep Children Safe! https://abc13.com/texas-crime-buda-woman-points-gun-on-trick-or-treater-pulls-7-year-old/11188734/ 😲
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“The deeply rooted biases that sometimes divide us can cause harassment to escalate to violence and our hope is to turn the tide by increasing solidarity and fighting against hate.” - Monica Palacio, Director of the DC Office of Human Rights. We’re thrilled to announce that the DC Office of Human Rights has joined us and to bring Stand Up Against Street Harassment to Washington, DC!

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During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the DC Office of Human Rights and L’Oréal Paris are joining forces to ensure everyone’s self-worth with Stand Up Against Street Harassment bystander intervention trainings. Stand Up uses Hollaback!’s 5Ds methodology. The goal of the Stand Up program is to train 2,000 Washingtonians before the end of 2021 and to ultimately build a culture where street harassment is seen as unacceptable behavior.

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