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Organizations & Initiatives

  • Unchained At Last

    Unchained At Last is the only organization in the US dedicated to helping women and girls leave or avoid arranged/forced marriages and rebuild their lives. Unchained provides women and girls with free legal and social services and emotional support. Unchained is also the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to promoting social and policy change to prevent forced marriage. Unchained raises awareness about forced marriage and advocates for relevant legislation.

  • Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)

    UNASUR’s goal is to build integration in the cultural, economic, social and political areas while respecting the current situation of each of our member nations.

  • Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO)

    Your voice at the United Nations, the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA’s) United Nations Office (UU-UNO) is engaged in international advocacy work at the UN based on Unitarian Universalist (UU) values. From involvement in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to leading the faith caucus to establish the International Criminal Court, to overcoming UN apathy about sexual orientation & gender identity issues, the UU-UNO has a long history of providing strong leadership in all aspects of human rights at a policy level through UN consultative status.

  • United for Human Rights (UHR)

    United for Human Right (UHR)’s purpose is to provide human rights educational resources and activities that inform, assist and unite individuals, educators, organizations and governmental bodies in the dissemination and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at every level of society.

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.

  • United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

    UNICEF activities include capacity-building of the government in legal and social protection through technical and financial assistance, including policy and regulatory framework development. Provide technical assistance and funding for local and international organizations combating trafficking; establishes comprehensive community-based child protection networks for prevention and protection of children-at-risk as well as reintegration and rehabilitation of children and community awareness.

  • United Nations Mission Assistance in Somalia (UNSOM)

    UNSOM monitosr, helps investigate and report to the Council on, and helps prevent any abuses or violations of human rights or violations of international humanitarian law committed by all actors in Somalia. The mandate envisions the deployment of human rights observers for these purposes.

  • United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

    The UNMISS Human Rights Division, which also represents the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in South Sudan, works to promote human rights in the world

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