The Save Darfur Coalition is a project of United to End Genocide, the largest activist organization in America dedicated to preventing and ending genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. It was founded in July 2004 at the Darfur Emergency Summit at CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. This alliance of over 140 humanitarian and human rights organizations was assembled with the hope of both raising public awareness about the crisis in Darfur and of mobilizing efforts to end atrocities and to reduce suffering in Darfur and nearby refugee camps. For more information please visit the Save Darfur website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
US AID BUREAU FOR AFRICA
The USAID Bureau for Africa works with its partners to improve access to and delivery of health services, to support more accountable and democratic institutions, to start businesses and foster an environment attractive to private investment, and to stave off conflict and strengthen communities across the African continent. This is accomplished through boosting agricultural productivity, strengthening health systems, supporting democracy and human rights, increasing resilience to climate shocks and leading quick responses to humanitarian crises. For more information please visit the organization website.
INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR TIBET (ICT)
The International Campaign for Tibet works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet. ICT monitors and reports on human rights, environmental and socio-economic conditions in Tibet, advocates for Tibetans imprisoned on account of their religious or political beliefs, works with governments to secure humanitarian and development assistance for Tibetans and works with Chinese institutions to build trust between the Tibetan and Chinese people. ICT also promotes self-determination in Tibet through negotiations between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama. For more information please visit the organization website.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHINA (HRIC)
Human Rights in China is a Chinese non-governmental organization founded in March 1989 by overseas Chinese students and scientists. HRIC promotes fundamental rights and freedoms and provides solidarity for rights defenders and their families by supporting citizens’ efforts to effectively communicate, as well as organize and participate in rights defense activities. Through media and advocacy work, HRIC raises international awareness of and support for the diverse and expanding civil society activism in China. For further information, please visit the Human Rights in China website.
HELSINKI CITIZEN’S ASSEMBLY (hCa)
The Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly is a non-governmental organization that acts on the basic premise that citizens should have a say in the actions and decisions that are directly affecting their lives. The hCa is dedicated to the notions of peace, democracy and pluralism and aims to introduce the basic rights and freedoms accepted in international agreements and outlined in universal standards into daily life. The hCa simultaneously works to promote peaceful processes for the resolution of conflict through mutual understanding, dialogue and peace. For more information, please visit the hCa website.
PAX CHRISTI INTERNATIONAL
Pax Christi International is a global Catholic peace movement and network that works to establish peace, respect for human rights, justice and reconciliation in areas of the world that are torn by conflict. It is grounded int he belief that peace is possible and that vicious cycles of violence and injustice can be broken. The organization was originally founded in Europe in 1945 as a reconciliation movement bringing together French and Germans after WWII. Pax Christi International still has a strong presence in Europe and is involved in human rights investigations both within Europe and around the world. Please visit the PCI website for further information.
IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTATION CENTER (IHRDC)
The IHRDC is an independent non-profit organization that was founded in 2004 by human rights scholars and lawyers. Among the IHRDC mission is the dedication to establish a comprehensive and objective historical record of the human rights situation in the Republic of Iran since 1979, to promote accountability, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Iran, and to encourage an informed dialogue on the human rights situation in Iran among scholars and the general public both within Iran and abroad. The IHRDC believes that this is crucial to long-term peace and security in the Middle East. Please visit the organization website for more information.
LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP (LWAG)
Founded in 1983, the Latin America Working Group amplifies activists’ voices in the halls of power in Washington, DC. LAWG and its sister organization, Latin American Working Group Education Fund, work with over 60 major religious, humanitarian, grassroots and policy organizations to directly influence decision-makers in Washington, DC, and LAWG connects with activists from across the United States to offer the tools they need to expand their ability to influence U.S. foreign policy. For information about employment and internship opportunities please visit the organization website.
WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA (WOLA)
The mission of the Washington Office on Latin America is to promote human rights, democracy and social justice by working with partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to shape policies in the United States and abroad. WOLA envisions a future in which human rights and social justice are the foundation for public policy in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the U.S. relationship with the region, in which change occurs when people on-the-ground connect with policy-makers, and in which people work together across borders to respect human rights and democratic values. For further information, please visit the WOLA website.
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)
The American Civil Liberties Union works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee to all U.S. citizens. The ACLU also strives to extend these rights to segments of the American population that have traditionally been denied their rights, with much of their current work being focused on equality for people of color, women, gay and transgender people, prisoners, immigrants and persons with disabilities. For further information please visit the ACLU website.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (HRC)
The Human Rights Campaign is the United States’ largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization. The organization was founded in 1980 and advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues. The HRC logo has become one of the most recognizable symbols of LGBT community and has become synonymous with the fight for equal rights for LGBT Americans. For further information please visit the Human RIghts Campaign website.
MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (MDC)
The Manpower Development Corporation helps organizations and communities close the gaps that separate individuals from opportunity. MDC believes that the pathway to opportunity is cleared by creating equity, thus removing the social, financial and educational barriers that make it harder for those left behind to take advantage of the opportunities America has to offer. MDC creates programs that employ integrated, sustainable solutions that connect people with the financial supports that can stabilize their lives, the education they need to get better jobs and the industries that will benefit from their labors. For more information please visit the MDC website.
US PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP (PIRG)
U.S.PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in a democratic society. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitals across the United States, U.S. PIRG takes on the special interests on issues such as product safety, public health, political corruption, tax reform, budget reform, and consumer protection where these interests stand in the way of reform and progress. For more information please visit the organization website.