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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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
2:00 PM CT - 3:30 PM CT

Pro Se Asylum Training

Thursday, April 25, 2024
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

At Risk Juveniles: From State Court Petition to Green Card

Thursday, May 9, 2024
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Migrant Rights House Party

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"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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Wednesday, April 10

The Advocates for Human Rights returned to the United Nations in Geneva in March for two very full weeks of international human rights advocacy.