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This toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power: low-income tenants, youth, undocumented immigrants, low-wage workers, refugees, women and girls, and queer and trans people. It reflects their experiences with criminalization, deportation, homophobia, xenophobia and Islamo-racism, war, gender violence, poverty, and worker exploitation. All of the modules are designed to begin with people’s lived experiences, and to build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others. By highlighting the role of people’s resistance both past and present, the toolkit also seeks to build hope and a commitment to political struggle.

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NGO  |   Legal assistance  |   Economic and social rights  |  

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

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The Natalia Project is the world’s first alarm and positioning system for human rights defenders at risk. The participants wear the Natalia Project alarm on their wrists. In case of an attack, a pull of the wristband activates the alarm upon which a distress signal is sent to Civil Rights Defenders headquarters in Stockholm. The signal is then verified by people on the ground.

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Children's rights  |  

As the largest privately funded agency in the Americas offering free help to homeless kids, Covenant House provides 24/7 crisis care and on-going support for kids and teenagers in need of a safe place to go.

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Discrimination  |  
Organization logo: CamASEAN Youth's Future (CamASEAN)

CamASEAN has mission of combating discrimination against minority diversity people include LGBT, young girls live with HIV/AIDs, sex workers, drug user, disable girls, widow/single mothers, elderly, indigenous and other ethnic people in Cambodia.

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Human rights defenders  |  
Organization logo: Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) is an advocacy organization facilitating grassroots participation by empowering local communities through education of their civil and political rights. It facilitates constructive interaction between Cambodian civil society and the international community in order to advocate the progressive realization of Cambodian human rights.

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NGO  |   Research  |   LGBT people's rights  |  
Organization logo: Safra Project

The Safra Project is a resource project working on issues relating to lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender women who identify as Muslim religiously and/or culturally (Muslim LBT women). The Safra Project was set up in October 2001 by and for Muslim LBT women. The issues faced by Muslim LBT women, and the (combination of) prejudices based…

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