What Are Some Examples of Human Rights Organizations?


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Some examples of human rights organizations are Amnesty International, Human Rights Action Center and Human Rights Without Frontiers. Other examples of human rights organizations are the Children's Defense Fund and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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Amnesty International is a human rights organization that strives for internationally recognized basic human rights for all. As of November 2015, this group has over 2.2 million members and subscribers in over 150 countries. Amnesty International conducts thorough research into any human rights violation and dedicates itself to ending such abuses. The group also seeks justice for those whose human rights have been violated.

The Human Rights Action Center is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. and is headed by noted human rights activist Jack Healey. This group focuses on issues relating to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Center uses the arts and technologies to try to formulate different strategies for how to end human rights abuses, as well as supports other growing human rights organizations.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909 with the intention of ending racial discrimination and hatred and lending support to those who have suffered from such cruelty. The NAACP is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States. The group's mission is to ensure a good and equal quality of life for every individual -- economically, socially, politically and educationally -- regardless of race.

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