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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.

Saturday, June 22, 2024
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Twin Cities World Refugee Day 2024

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

2024 Human Rights Award Dinner

Friday, June 28, 2024
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Twin Cities Pride

A+ Results
"When human rights are met, children flourish,” said Jennifer Prestholdt, deputy director of The Advocates for Human Rights. At SPCS, that means a year-round school year filled with academics, athletics, and activities.
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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Friday, June 14

The Advocates for Human Rights is changing the world for good.

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