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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Human rights defenders  |  

Fighting for human rights is risky, and human rights defenders (HRDs) in the East and Horn of Africa are often subject to threats, attacks, and violence. Their vision is a region in which the human rights of every citizen as stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is respected and upheld.

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The People’s Commission to Decriminalize Maryland was established for the express purpose to reduce the disparate impact of the justice system on youth and adults who have been historically targeted and marginalized by local and state criminal and juvenile laws based on their race, gender, disability or socio-economic status. To this end, the core work…

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NGO  |   Capacity building  |   Racial justice  |  

The Workers Center for Racial Justice is a grassroots organization fighting for Black Liberation and a fair and inclusive society that benefits all people. They organize Black workers and their families to address the root causes of high rates of unemployment, low-wage work and over-criminalization impacting Black communities. They focus on direct action organizing, policy advocacy,…

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NGO  |   Capacity building  |   Minority rights  |  

Puente Movement is a grassroots migrant justice organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. They develop, educate, and empower migrant communities to protect and defend their families and themselves in order to enhance the quality of life of their community members.

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Racial justice  |  

Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) envisions a just world where everyone is treated with dignity, everyone’s human needs are met, and everyone can thrive and reach their full potential. They work to build this world by addressing the harms of the past, ensuring people have a meaningful role in…

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Rights of other vulnerable groups  |  

The Best Practices Policy Project (BPPP) is dedicated to supporting organizations and advocates working with sex workers, people in the sex trade and related communities in the United States. They produce materials for policy environments, address research and academic concerns and provide organizations and advocates with technical assistance. Everything that they do is guided by principles that…

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Desiree Alliance is a national coalition of current and former sex workers working together with supporting networks for an improved understanding of sexual policies and the human, social and political impacts of criminalization surrounding sex work.  Their priorities are building local, regional, and national leadership to constructively advocate sex workers’ human, health, labor, and civil…

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Coalition  |   Advocacy  |   Racial justice  |  

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to…

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Coalition  |   Advocacy  |   Racial justice  |  

Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. They believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. They organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety…

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