human rights

This is a resource list for human rights groups we've worked with . . . or ones you have! Send info to sandy@emmasrevolution and we'll put it on the list.

  • School of the Americas Watch: The SOAW Vigil at Ft. Benning, GA is always extraordinary and moving. 2007's was the largest yet, with 25,000 at the gates of the School (renamed the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation, or WHINSEC) to shut it down! Now, SOAW has won a major victory in Congress. See photos from the 2006 vigil, read more at School of the Americas Watch and come this November! UPDATE NOV 2008: Fr. Roy Bourgeois, founder of the School of the Americas Watch is under threat of excommunication for his support of women's ordination in the Catholic Church. Read more and send an email to the Pope in support of Fr. Roy and women's ordination!
  • Demos: A Network for Ideas & Actions This "non-partisan public policy research and advocacy" org works to strengthen democracy through programs including "reducing barriers to voter participation and encouraging civic engagement. Demos supports expanded democratic participation by conducting new research; supporting pro-voter litigation; providing information and resources to advocates and policymakers; and advancing a broad agenda for election reform." Why can't they count our votes?!
  • Earthrights International We love the folks at ERI! We wrote Silent No Longer for ERI and their work for human rights and environmental justice around the word, including their landmark lawsuit victory against US oil corporation, Unocal, on behalf of villagers in Burma. The ERI co-founders are currently living in Thailand and are updating regularly about how you can help with relief efforts after Cyclone Nargis.
  • Refugee & Immigrant Women's Network: We wrote Refugee for this "national organization created by women, for women that focuses on enhancing refugee and immigrant women's strengths, skills, and courage through leadership training, education, and advocacy to promote independence, self-sufficiency, and networking among its participants."
  • Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International: This fantastic and courageous group works "to end the practice of torture wherever it occurs and to empower survivors, their families and communities wherever they are."
  • Center for Participatory Change: In the heart of North Carolina's Cherokee territory, this organization "helps people recognize their own power, work together and transform their communities. Through grassroots organizing, capacity building, networking and grantmaking, CPC helps rural people make improvements in their communities through projects that they plan, implement and evaluate themselves.
  • Human Rights Watch: Defending human rights worldwide.
  • Save Darfur Coalition Add your voice to all who are demanding real action to stop the genocide.
  • ETHIC's Darfur Pledge Campaign
  • more to come!