A Look At Groups That Fight For Human, Civil, And Migrant Rights

There are many organizations in the world that focus on advocating for human, civil, and migrant rights. One such group is Amazon Watch. They work with indigenous people on the Amazon River as well as environmental nonprofits.

The goal is to advance the indigenous peoples rights, in particular when they are threatened by oil and gas pipelines being put through their territory.

Another nonprofit focused on this area is the Advocates for Human Rights. They advocate for human rights throughout the world. Their mission is supported by staff and volunteers as well as the many people who donate to them. They have been advocating for human rights since the 1980s and are particularly focused on immigrants, children, and women.

The Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law was established in 1963. It is a national organization that supports civil rights for minorities. They are trying to get minorities to have the same opportunities as white people have.

They are also seeking to reduce the amount of economic disparity there is for African Americans who live in the United States.

The best known nonprofit involved in this area in the United States is the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). They provide support to those who have had their rights violated by a governmental entity such as a public school, state, or the federal government. They provide free legal help. They also advocate in Washington D.C. and try to get laws pass that expand people’s civil rights. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin of Arizona started the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. They were two reporters who were arrested while writing a story about Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The arrest was illegal and so they sued the county for violating their rights after they were released from jail. They won a $3.75 million settlement and used all of it to start the Frontera Fund.

The Frontera Fund money is used to support those in Arizona who have similarly had their rights violated. They support Hispanic people and those who are undocumented immigrants and migrant workers.

They provide financial support to many nonprofits among them being Trans Queer Pueblo, the Raul Castro Institute, The Phoenix Immigrant Justice Project, Owl and Panther / Hopi Foundation, and Promise Arizona.