The world has experienced a rapid increase in immigration in the recent past. This has been attributed to the increased rate of globalization. The movement has, however, presented significant challenges as far as civil, human and migrant rights are concerned.
As a result, several human rights organizations have emerged in various parts of the globe to fight for these rights. Below are some of the most popular groups that are known to advocate for human rights.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The Phoenix based organization was established by two journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The organization focuses on financing groups that fight for freedom of speech and immigrant rights in Arizona and its environs. The duo have committed $3.75 million towards the course. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
Many human rights Groups have continued to benefit from this fund. Some of the beneficiaries include: Promise Arizona, America Immigration Council, The colibri center for human rights and Justice for Immigrants & Families just to mention a few.
US Human Rights Network
The organization was established by over 50 groups and individuals in 2003. Its formation followed the US human rights leadership summit of 2002 on ending exceptionalism and strengthening peoples’ rights in the US.
The group focuses on building and strengthening a people centered human rights movement in the United States. Its membership is open to individuals and other organizations and it presents huge benefits to the registered members.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
This is a national, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization based in New York City, United states. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
The group was co-founded by Jane Adams and four others in 1920. ACLU continues to works tirelessly in courts, legislatures and communities to defend peoples’ rights and freedoms as granted by the constitution. The organization operates through its affiliates in many of the Us Cities.
The London based organization was established in 1961 to focus on protection of human rights. The internationally recognized movement has since been reported to have over 2 million members from over 150 countries.
Amnesty conducts research to generate actions meant to stop abuse of human rights and demand justice for all. Founded in 1961 by Peter Benenson, the global organization has become a benchmark for other humanitarian groups.
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
The group provides free legal assistance and social services to refugees and immigrants in the region. It offers legal representation through its large network of volunteer attorneys. In its focus on moving freedom forwards, the organization has continued to advocate for justice and international human rights.
Human Rights Action Center
It is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington DC, United States. The group is headed by Jack Healey, one of the world’s most popular human rights activists. It focuses on universal declaration of human rights.
Human Rights Action Center has embraced technology in innovation, creation and development of approaches meant to stop human rights abuses. It has also continued to support other organizations that stand for a similar course.
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