The world needs more advocates of civil rights, migrant rights, and human rights. The world faces more challenges in politics than ever, and the existence of human rights groups ensures that the world has still maintained the balance of good and wrong, if not restored. There are many active human rights groups today that anyone can approach if they need the help they require. Here’s a list of them.
Amnesty International not only fight for the rights of migrant workers, but they also pay particular attention to the protection of women’s human rights. Amnesty or AI is a non-governmental group that helps in making sure that no human right is left unaddressed in the judicial process of any country.
With over 7 million supporters and registered members scattered all over the world, the group can conduct relevant research work to prevent the abuse of human rights across nations. The founders established Amnesty International in 1961 in London.
Advocates for Human Rights
The group is a non-profit that is set to achieve the goals that women need to further their causes and to improve the recognition of the declared international human rights by the international laws. Read more: Phoenix New Time
The Advocates for Human Rights is committed to improving women’s human rights throughout the world. Their Women’s Human Rights Program, founded in 1993, works hard in spreading information and reforms in the countries that can help reach their goals.
The members of the non-profit group collaborate on different projects across the globe, with members coming from Mongolia, Nepal, Mexico, Haiti and the United States. The goal of the group is to provide support for the judicial process of various domestic violence laws in all the 30 countries included in their network.
Center for Constitutional Rights
CCR is a group that has a progressive goal of providing legal support for the promotion of the human rights of various groups in New York City. Founded in 1966 by Arthur Kinoy and William Kunstler, this organization recognizes the need for more activism in the field of legal rights legislation and social justice.
Some of the primary focus of the group include civil liberties of people illegally detained and activists that the police have unlawfully incarcerated.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is the nonprofit human rights movement and project that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin founded to promote the rights of the illegally detained, and other individuals mistreated by the law.
These two journalists are also the co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, who have done all their work to promote the rights of individuals regardless of race, gender and social standing, among others.
The story behind how they started their project is controversial. The money from the fund was a settlement money that they earned after they won a case against Sheriff Arpaio, the county officer who illegally took the two journalists away from their homes at midnight and jailed them.
The $3.75 million settlement money raised by the two journalists are now devoted to making sure that other people who are illegally taken by the police without the warrant or due cause will get the protection and legal support that they deserve.
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