Our Operating Principles

The Advocates works to develop creative, practical and sustainable strategies to promote and protect international human rights. Our success has been and will continue to be based upon a commitment to:

  • Be agile and adapt our methods to changing human rights conditions and needs
  • Retain talented and committed employees
  • Leverage resources efficiently and effectively – including donor, volunteer and in-kind contributions
  • Engage dedicated volunteers and interns to contribute to projects that support human rights and become part of the human rights movement
  • Share resources and expertise dynamically across programs to maximize effectiveness
  • Partner with advocates, organizations and community groups to build enduring, mutually beneficial relationships that educate about and protect human rights
  • Promote the concept that everyone has a part to play in making human rights principles a reality