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  • Amnesty International USA - Dedicated to freeing prisoners of conscience, gaining fair trials for political prisoners, ending torture, political killings and "disappearances," and abolishing the death penalty throughout the world.
  • Digital Freedom Network - Increases awareness of human rights issues on the Internet, makes technical information more readily available to activists, and provides an online voice to those not free to express themselves.
  • Human Rights Watch - Dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. Includes plenty of selected resources.
  • HURIDOCS: Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International - "A global capacity-building network of organisations that use documentation techniques, monitoring methods, information management systems and technologies in the defence of human rights and the prevention of abuses."
  • International League for Human Rights - "The League's special mission for 65 years has been defending individual human rights advocates who have risked their lives to promote the ideals of a just and civil society in their homelands."
  • Physicians for Human Rights - "PHR was founded in 1986 on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to investigate the health consequences of human rights violations and work to stop them."
  • Unicef - Helps children get the care and stimulation they need in the early years of life and encourages families to educate girls as well as boys. It strives to reduce childhood death and illness and to protect children in the midst of war and natural disaster.
  • University of Minnesota: Human Rights Library - The principal focus of the Human Rights Library is to help train effective human rights professionals and volunteers.
Revised  June 07, 2013
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