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Human rights have the power to tackle the root causes of conflict and crisis by addressing grievances, eliminating inequalities and exclusion, and allowing people to participate in decision-making that affects their lives. Societies that protect and promote human rights for everyone are more resilient societies, better equipped through human rights to weather unexpected crises such as pandemics and the impacts of the climate crisis. Equality and non-discrimination are essential to prevention: all human rights ensure everyone has access to the preventive benefits of human rights. When certain people or groups are excluded or face discrimination, the inequality will drive the cycle of conflict and crisis.
Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. We are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups, and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies, and practices.
PEAK Grantmaking is a vibrant member-led community of philanthropy professionals dedicated to advancing equitable, effective grantmaking practices. Our vision, mission, purpose, and values boldly convey our goals and aspirations for PEAK’s next chapter.
We partner with and support human rights defenders who work in some of the world's most repressive regions on four continents. We advance people's rights globally through advocacy, litigation, and public campaigns. We also act as Sweden's watchdog civil rights group.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
— Martin Luther King
Human Rights House Foundation establishes, supports, and connects Human Rights Houses – coalitions of civil society organizations working together to advance human rights at home and abroad. Today, 16 Houses in 11 countries are united in an international network of Human Rights Houses.
Front Line Defenders promotes strengthened international and regional measures to protect human rights defenders through support for the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders. Support for the office of the Special Rapporteur is also made through the Frank Jennings Internship Programme. In addition, front Line Defenders promote respect for the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.
We support and act in solidarity with human rights defenders in their work for freedom, dignity, equality, justice, and other fundamental values at the international, regional, and national levels. Our approach to supporting human rights work is based on three core pillars: supporting human rights defenders, promoting rights and accountability, strengthening human rights laws and systems.
The OMCT works with 200 member organizations to end torture and ill-treatment, assist victims, and protect human rights defenders at risk wherever they are. Together, we make up the most prominent global group actively standing up to torture in over 90 countries. We protect the most vulnerable members of our societies, including women, children, indigenous peoples, migrants, and other marginalized communities. We advocate with governments to change or implement their laws and policies to achieve this. We help victims seek justice and strive to hold perpetrators to account. Because torture can never be tolerated, and human dignity is not negotiable.
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. However, our vision is a region in which the human rights of every citizen, as stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), are respected and upheld.