The modern-day human rights violations such as gender discrimination, police brutality and even in some cases racism have led to an increase in the number of human rights advocacy groups out there. These are some of the renowned human rights organizations that have stood the test of time. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/
The Advocates for Human Rights
The Advocates for Human Rights was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization that creates and maintains lasting and holistic change both locally and internationally. The Advocates for Human Rights work towards creating international human rights standards to promote civil society and reinforcement of the rule of law.
For over 30 years, they have been heavily involved in helping change the lives of immigrants and refugees, women and children, ethnic and religious minorities and other marginalized communities all over world by investigating and exposing human rights violations, representing immigrants and refugees seeking asylum, and also training and assisting groups that protect human rights, engage the public, policy-makers to push for legal and sound policy reforms.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights is a group of human and immigrant rights advocates based in the state of California with operations all around the US. CHIRLA was founded in 1986, and over the years they have helped several immigrants and individuals who are now agents for practicable social change. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
CHIRLA’s mission is to help establish a world with freedom of mobility, where all human rights are respected whatever an individual’s background.
In a conscious and deliberate effort to realize their vision, CHIRLA has been intensively involved over several years now in organizing institutions, individual and coalitions with an aim of building capacity, changing public opinion and policies so as to fully achieve respect for all human, civil and labor rights.
About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. The fund was established to help civil, human and migrant rights groups that operate in the state of Arizona defend freedom of speech and public participation.
Lacey and Larkin sued the County for a violation of their First Amendment Rights. They ultimately prevailed in the United States Court of Appeals and the court awarded them a $3.75 million settlement. The duo used the monies to set up the fund.