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Advocates for Human Rights

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The Advocates for Human Rights is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights. Through state-of-the-art research, advocacy, and education, the non-profit helps save lives, fights injustice, restores peace, and furthers the human rights movement not only in the United States but also around the world.

Violence against women is one of the most persistent and troublesome human rights violations and one that The Advocates really strives to focus on. In its efforts to combat such a serious human rights abuse, the Advocates for Human Rights Women’s Program uses international human rights standards to advocate for women’s rights in the United States and around the world as well.

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The Program works with partnering foundations in other countries and at home to end violence against women, documenting gaps in government response to violence against women and helping to make improvements in the justice system.

The Women’s Human Rights Program has over 20 years of experience in investigating, documenting, and reporting violence against women in Minnesota and overseas. The Program plans to host a House Party to Advance Women’s Human Rights on Sunday September 14th.

 

We are professional women 55+.  Most of us were active in the Women’s Movement.  We have traveled extensively in developing countries.  On the ground we’ve seen compelling evidence of the truth of the research, the profound difference it makes to society if mothers have food security for their children and sustainable futures for their families. We’ve been awed by the transformation of women who found opportunities to emerge from poverty and taken control of their own lives.  We’ve walked beside them and heard their stories.  We’ve seen their self-esteem grow, their leadership skills emerge and their voices heard.  We can help change the world for these women for decades to come by investing the same passion we summoned for our own battle for women’s equality.  

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