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Everyone has the power to advance
human rights.
By engaging volunteers in hands-on human rights work, The Advocates transforms volunteers into advocates for human rights.
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Rooted in deep expertise and strong relationships, we address some of the most intractable human rights issues.
For Clients
Partnering with clients to solve individual immigration problems and fight systemic injustice.
The Advocates represents people in the Upper Midwest who are seeking asylum, detained by immigration, unaccompanied children, or trafficking victims.
For Volunteers
Addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time.
Volunteers engage in hands-on human rights work, helping accomplish critical research and advocacy and transforming themselves into advocates for human rights.

Thursday, October 5, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Migrant Rights House Party

Friday, October 6, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

First Friday Coffee & Case - Drivers Licenses for All

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
7:00 PM

Nepal School Virtual Party

Amplifying Voices of Ukrainian Human Rights Defenders
The Advocates is helping deliver a form of justice to the people of Ukraine now, giving voice to the victims and survivors of the conflict to make sure they know their stories are heard and not forgotten.
Our Priorities

Migrant Rights

Protecting dignity in migration and immigration policy

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Women's Rights

Ending violence against women and girls

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International Advocacy

Leveraging global pressure to effect local change

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Human Trafficking

Using a human rights-based approach to end trafficking

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Nepal School

Changing lives through the right to education 

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Death Penalty

Abolishing the death penalty worldwide

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Diaspora Engagement

Amplifying diaspora voices in efforts to hold governments accountable

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LGBTIQ+ Rights

Empowering LGBTIQ+ individuals to combat discrimination & violence

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Transitional Justice

Addressing gross and systematic human rights abuses

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Wednesday, September 13

The Advocates for Human Rights is launching a new training initiative to help volunteer attorneys prepare to represent clients seeking asylum in the U.S.