Human rights organizations in the USA

Introduction of Human Rights organizations based in the USA.

Fighting for equality and justice, these human rights organizations are growing day to day in their quest for a peaceful world.

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The Human Rights Group is an organization that protects people with discrimination.

There are many kinds of groups supporting various principles such as politics, gender, country, poverty, age, etc.

There are many human rights groups, and many of them are founded by private citizens or private groups.

Human Rights Group are also working on a self-support program, and are working on several initiatives for the victims of discrimination.

Number of human rights organizations in the US

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It is estimated that there are more than 160 human rights organizations based in the United States.

The number is still growing every year.

It is likely that the number of human rights organizations fighting for freedom and equality will keep growing.

Main human rights organizations in the US

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Let’s look at some of the human rights organizations based in the United States.

There are many human rights organizations which are based in the US. Therefore, let us present the major ones.

Children’s Defense Fund

Children’s Defense Fund was founded in 1973 by Marian Wright Edelman.

It is based in Washington, DC., and has offices throughout the country.

Inspired by the work of other civil rights organizations, we are working on protecting children’s rights.

We are working on breaking the vicious cycle of poverty, protecting against child abuse, and raising awareness of the need for equal access to education.

The priorities of the Children’s Defense Fund are:

  • Child Poverty
  • Children’s Health
  • Children’s Health
  • Child welfare
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Preventing Gun Violence

The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

OUR MISSION – Children’s Defense Fund

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909 by Moorfield Storey and 13 others.

It is based in Baltimore, Maryland.

The NAACP is the oldest human rights organization in the United States.

It aims to win political, social, economic, and educational rights for all citizens.

It also promotes awareness of the negative effects of racism and calls for its elimination.

The policies of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are set out below.

  • Ensuring political, educational, social, and economic equality
  • Eliminate racial prejudice and strive for equal rights
  • Eliminate racial prejudice and strive for equal rights
  • Seek the enactment and enforcement of federal, state, and local laws to ensure civil rights
  • Inform the public of the negative effects of racial discrimination and seek to eliminate it

Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

WE’RE ON A MISSION – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Human Rights Action Center

The Human Rights Action Center was founded by human rights activist Jack Healey.

It is based in Washington, DC.

It aims to be a “voice for the voiceless” in addressing human rights issues around the world.

The Human Rights Action Center’s policies are described as follows :

  • Create awareness and promote human rights
  • Promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights globally and ask people to pledge their support
  • Work with world leaders in the creative arts (music, theatre, film, books) to address human rights abuses

The Human Rights Action Center is committed to creating awareness and access to human rights for all people. We encourage you to engage as a citizen and communicate your concerns about human rights to your government.

Our mission – Human Rights Action Center

Human Rights Defense Center

The Human Rights Defense Center was founded in 1990 by Paul Wright.

It is based in Lake Worth Beach, Florida.

It is dedicated to protecting the human rights of prisoners in the United States.

It focuses on issues of free speech, government transparency and accountability, and the private prison system.

It also acts as the parent organization of Prison LegalNews.

Prison Legal News is the longest-running newspaper in the country, created by prisoners, for prisoners.

 HRDC is one of the few national opponents to the private prison industry and is the foremost advocate on behalf of the free speech rights of publishers to communicate with prisoners and the right of prisoners to receive publications and communications from outside sources.

Defending Human Rights – Human Rights Defense Center

Center for Victims of Torture

The Center for Victims of Torture was founded in 1985, following a call from Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich.

The Center for Victims of Torture is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

It provides services to heal the wounds of those who have been tortured.

It also trains partner organizations to conduct research on how best to heal survivors and advocate for an end to torture.

The policies of the Center for Victims of Torture are set out below :

  • Protecting refugees
  • Confronting the legacy of US torture
  • Support for human rights defenders
  • Mental health and psychosocial support

We rebuild lives by extending healing care to survivors of torture. Our healing care in Minnesota, Georgia, Africa and the Middle East restores hope so survivors can once again live healthy, productive and peaceful lives.

Healing the Wounds of Torture – Center for Victims of Torture

Center for Justice and Accountability

Human Rights First was founded in 1978 with the aim of protecting human rights around the world.

Human Rights First is based in New York and Washington DC.

It seeks to promote laws and policies that respect the rights of all people.

It aims to help political refugees, human rights defenders and all those who are subject to discrimination.

Human Rights First’s policies are set out below :

  • Holding human rights violators to account
  • Confronting digital authoritarianism
  • Protecting and sheltering refugees
  • Addressing racism
  • Demilitarizing law enforcement and refocusing on defense
  • Ending the war
  • Closing the Guantanamo Bay detention camp
  • Minimizing harm to civilians in US military operations
  • Review of US security sector support

uman Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law.

ABOUT US – Human Rights First

Human Rights Campaign

It was founded in 1980 by Steve Endean.

The Human Rights Campaign is based in Washington DC.

It is the largest LGBTQ + advocacy and political lobbying organization in the United States.

Human Rights Campaign aims to protect and expand the rights of LGBTQ people.

It is also an HIV / AIDS advocate.

The Human Rights Campaign’s policies are listed below :

  • Expanding Civil Rights Protections for LGBTQ+ People
  • Opposing anti-LGBTQ + legislation
  • Advocating for the rights and livelihoods of transgender and non-binary communities

The fight to protect human rights

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Many human rights organizations are based in the United States.

Therefore, the major human rights organizations in the US were introduced above.

Human rights organizations are fighting to protect human rights.

People also can fight against sexism, racism, atrocities, poverty, and many other problems.

Together, people can win equal political, social, economic, and educational rights.

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