Across the world, people are facing human, migrant and civil rights violations. Therefore, many organizations have been formed to help in fighting and advocating for these essential rights. A good number of them are well structured and well-funded. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn
These organizations aim to ensure that human rights violations are minimized through educational campaigns as well as helping victims get justice. Below is a detailed discussion of these instrumental groups.
American Immigration Council is one of the organizations that has been in the front line in honoring the USA’s immigrant history. The group has been working hard to shape how Americans feel and act towards immigration currently. The organization educates citizens on immigrants past and present contribution to American culture. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: https://about.me/michael-lacey and http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821
It achieves this through international exchange programs as well as educational programs. The American Immigration Council promotes humane immigration policies and help immigrants get justice through its legal and policy programs. The group also makes sure that immigration laws honor human rights as well as constitutional mandates.
Justice that Works is another group that is working hard to ensure the rate of incarceration is reduced across Arizona. The organization was found by attorney Heather Hamel to help empower community’s live healthier and safer lives. The organization noticed that the state has the fastest growing and largest inmate populations across the USA.
Most of the incarcerated people are black meaning there is high racial discrimination in the state. As a result, this organization advocates for restorative justice tailored by neighborhood courts. They also work with citizens in coming up with solutions that will improve their lives while reducing inmate populations.
When it comes to human rights global advocacy, Advocates for Human Rights has been instrumental. The organization has been in the front line in pushing for human rights agendas and aims at promoting human rights advocacy globally.
The group also investigates human rights violations worldwide and helps victims get justice. On top of that the organization trains influential human rights organizations.
The fourth influential group is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. This organization was formed by two founders of Phoenix New Times; Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two journalists have been instrumental in advocating for human and civil rights. They formed the group using $3.75 million they received as compensation after they were wrongly arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
This organization has been supporting many human, civil as well as immigrant rights organizations. On top of that, the group has been helping many low-income families and individuals in earning equal rights as others.