We believe that women & girls can reach their full potential when systems are designed to include their experiences and voices, and existing patriarchal systems are disabled. Our programs expand access to justice and human rights education by using evidence-based solutions that are institutionalized in local communities affecting millions of women & girls.
We believe that the identity of marginalized communities must be safeguarded. This happens when their ethnic, national, religious, linguistic, political, or cultural backgrounds are not seen as antithetical to the State, but rather, as a driving force towards creating a pluralistic society. Ensuring equal dignity for minorities helps to ensure just and equitable systems.
The U.N. Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism is central to how we monitor discrimination globally because of its universal coverage of human rights issues and ability to track States who have explicitly agreed to address human rights gaps by reforming their domestic policy. We train law students and civil society on law as an invaluable advocacy tool.
"Statistically speaking, I’m far more likely to be killed by a police officer than an ISIS terrorist. Think about that for a second. There are people that are sworn enemies of all democratic nations, that kill and maim indiscriminately and I am far more likely to die at the hands of an American government official whose salary I’m paying for with my taxes." ... See MoreSee Less
"We measure oil barrels and corn harvests. So why not justice? When the poor are accused of a crime, they often face the justice system alone and may be subjected to years of detainment and human rights abuse while awaiting trial. A new index hopes to change that." ... See MoreSee Less
When the poor are accused of a crime, they often face the justice system alone and may be subjected to years of detainment and human rights abuse while awaiting trial. A new index hopes to change that.