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The Advocates for Human Rights believes everyone has the power to advance human rights. By engaging volunteers in hands-on human rights work, The Advocates not only accomplishes critical research and advocacy, we transform volunteers into advocates for human rights.

With a dual focus on systemic change and direct services, we ground policy work in real-life experiences, bridging the gap between advocacy and action.?When our clients experience injustice, we help them and advocate to change the systems that perpetuate those injustices. When our partners report barriers to safety and security, we identify the gaps in legal protections and develop solutions.

Rooted in deep expertise and strong relationships, The Advocates works in partnerships in our home community and around the globe to address some of the world's most intractable human rights issues.

The Advocates for Human Rights is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organization founded in 1983. The Advocates is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and donations to The Advocates are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We respect the privacy of our donors and never sell or exchange donor information with others.

We are proud to be recognized by?Charity Navigator with its Four Star Rating?and by?Candid with its Platinum Seal of Transparency?for our commitment to nonprofit transparency.