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Organizations & Initiatives

  • Arab American Action Network (AAAN)

    The Arab American Action Network (AAAN) strives to strengthen the Arab community in the Chicago area by building its capacity to be an active agent for positive social change. As a grassroots nonprofit, its strategies include community organizing, advocacy, education, providing social services, leadership development, cultural outreach and forging productive relationships with other communities.

  • Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR)

    The Arab Institute for Human Rights is an independent Arab non-governmental organization based in Tunisia.The Arab Institute for Human Rights aims to promote a culture of civil, political, economic, social and cultural human rights, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international conventions, and to strengthen the values of democracy and citizenship.They seek to do this through training, education, research, utilizing media resources, strengthening civil society, providing expertise, facilitating the exchange of information, and promoting the culture of women’s and children’s rights.

  • Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)

    Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) defends people whose rights have been infringed in order to change and better the pressing realities of those who live it, prioritizing those who are most at risk – such as human rights defenders, children, and women. When states violate or fail to protect human rights, CEJIL takes these cases to the Inter-American Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights so that damages can be repaired and policy or legal reforms can be carried out so these violations do not occur again.

  • Center for Reproductive Rights

    For more than 20 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

  • Centro de Integración Libre y Solidario de Argentina (CILSA)

    CILSA es una Organización No Gubernamental (O.N.G.) de bien público que promueve la inclusión plena de personas provenientes de sectores marginados de la sociedad como niños, niñas y adolescentes en situación de vulnerabilidad social y personas con discapacidad.

  • Centro de Prevención Tratamiento y Rehabilitación de Víctimas de la Tortura

    El Centro de Prevención, Tratamiento y Rehabilitación de Víctimas de la Tortura (CPTRT) es una institución defensora de los derechos humanos creada en 1995, para luchar desde una perspectiva integral contra la persistencia en el país de prácticas de tortura, tratos crueles, inhumanos o degradantes. CPTRT promueve relaciones individuales y colectivas basadas en el respeto a la dignidad humana, tolerancia a la diversidad, solidaridad y cooperación para fomentar una convivencia sin violencia en la sociedad hondureña.

  • International Detention Coalition (IDC)

    The International Detention Coalition (IDC) works to ensure that the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants impacted by immigration detention are respected, protected and fulfilled. The IDC aims to bring about changes in legislation, policy and practice that prevent, mitigate and respond to the harms associated with immigration detention and that promote alternatives to detention. The IDC does this through network and capacity building, advocacy, awareness raising and campaigns, research and reporting.

  • KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation

    KAFA (enough) Violence & Exploitation is a feminist, secular, Lebanese, non-profit, non-governmental civil society organization seeking to create a society that is free of social, economic and legal patriarchal structures that discriminate against women. KAFA has been aiming to eliminate all forms of exploitation and violence against women since its establishment in 2005. It seeks to realize substantive gender equality. Their focus areas are family violence; exploitation and trafficking in women, especially in migrant domestic workers and women in prostitution; and child protection, particularly from sexual and gender-based violence.

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