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About Human Rights Connected

Our Mission

Human Rights Connected (HRC) works to increase access to the understanding of human rights and its legal framework through knowledge and resource-sharing that can be utilized by human rights defenders around the world.

We are a registered nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization based in Washington, D.C.

What do we do?

We conduct thoughtful research to build an extensive library on human rights organizations, nonviolent action and legal resources that strengthen civil society involvement in the promotion and protection of human rights.

Our emphasis on technical and strategic knowledge ensures our online library features adequate tools to connect the fields of human rights and strategic nonviolent action.


Knowledge is power: Education is the most effective deterrent against human rights violations. Knowing how to claim and defend your rights creates opportunities and inspires people to mobilize effectively to demand change on the ground. We are inspired by human rights advocates who work towards providing better access to resources essential to the successful pursuit of their causes.

We are all advocates for change.

Read about our HRC team here