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Human Rights

Amnesty International - Amnesty International is an international non-governmental organization that campaigns for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. It conducts research and generates action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights—demanding justice for those whose rights have been violated. AI works to mobilize public opinion which exerts pressure on individuals who perpetrate abuses.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund - Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.

Artists for a New South Africa - Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) is a nonprofit organization working in the U.S. and South Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, assist children orphaned by the disease, advance human and civil rights, educate and empower youth, and build bonds between our nations through arts, culture, and our shared pursuit of social justice.

Center for Constitutional Rights - The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

EarthRights International Cooperating Attorney Corps - The EarthRights International Cooperating Attorney Corps is a group of practicing lawyers dedicated to assisting their clients in advancing their claims for justice. Cooperating Attorneys donate their talent and time in ERI's various legal and litigation activities, including conducting legal research, drafting amicus briefs, and working on human rights and environment class action suits and other lawsuits.

The Fellowship of Reconciliation - Since 1915, The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice, nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of conscience. A Nonviolent, Interfaith, tax exempt organization, The FOR promotes nonviolence and has members from many religious and ethnic traditions. It is a part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has affiliates in over 40 countries.

Human Rights Watch - Human Rights Watch is the largest U.S. based human rights organization which conducts fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. These findings are then published, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. This publicity helps to embarrass abusive governments in the eyes of their citizens and the world.

Jobs with Justice - Jobs with Justice was founded in 1987 with the vision of lifting up workers’ rights struggles as part of a larger campaign for economic and social justice. They engage workers and allies in campaigns to win justice in workplaces and in communities where working families live. Local coalitions work on campaigns focused on affordable housing, defending public services, economic development policies, living wage ordinances and statewide health care rights.

Southern Poverty Law Center - The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.

United Nations Global Compact - The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary agent driving globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.

United Planet - United Planet is an international non-profit organization that strives to create a world in which all people understand, respect, and support one another. United Planet's global network of leaders and volunteers fosters cross-cultural understanding and addresses shared challenges to unite the world in a community beyond borders.

Visions in Action - Visions in Action is committed to achieving social and economic justice in the developing world through grassroots programs and communities of self-reliant volunteers. This is accomplished through their Classic Volunteer Program, which supports NGOs in their program countries, and through their Supported Volunteer Program, which staffs their development programs.