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Organizations & Initiatives

  • Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ)

    It is the mission of the Alliance for Global Justice to achieve social change and economic justice by helping to build a stronger more unified grassroots movement. The Alliance recognizes that the concentration of wealth and power is the root cause of oppression requiring us to work together across ideologies, issues and communities. The Alliance nurtures organizations seeking fundamental change in international and national conditions that disempower people, create disparities in access to wealth and power, poison the earth, and plunder its resources.

  • Amazon Watch

    Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems.

  • American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights

    The Center for Human Rights addresses critical human rights issues, developing policy, projects, and educational initiatives to advance human rights both nationally and internationally. The Center seeks to develop educational programs in the field of human rights; promote a greater understanding of and belief in the importance of human rights; collaborate with other ABA entities in the development and encouragement of human rights efforts, activities and programs; and assist in the development of appropriate ABA polices on human rights issues.

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

    The ACLU is the United States’ guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities. If the rights of society’s most vulnerable members are denied, everybody’s rights are imperiled.

  • American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN)

    The American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN) aim is to increase awareness about the Kurds. AKIN collects, translates, and disseminates information about the Kurds. It hopes to become a valuable resource center for policy makers, scholars, and students of the region. At the same time, it seeks to promote understanding between the Kurds and the Americans. In Kurdistan, AKIN wants the killings to stop, peace to prevail, and the will of the people to be respected and accepted.

  • Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB)

    Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) fosters awareness of and support for democracy and human rights in Bahrain and the Middle East.

  • Amnesty International (AI)

    Amnesty’s mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.

  • Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence Studies

    Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-violence Studies (AITAS) is an independent research institution established in 2004. AITAS works in Egypt and the MENA region to strengthen the values of tolerance and eliminate all forms of discrimination. AITAS is inspired by the “Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.” They want to fight cultural, racial, sexual, political and religious intolerance and violence caused by ignorance and oppression of the basic human rights in Egyptian society. They aim to do this through advocacy and legal aid, elections and democratic movements, human rights education, media monitoring, and alternative media programs.

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