How We Work
We campaign on a wide range of issues to protect and defend human rights. We envision a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. When those human rights are violated, we:
- Research and fact check our findings.
- Shed light on human rights violations.
- Mobilize people to put pressure on governments and others to stop the violations.
Around the world we protect people and communities who come under attack, encourage governments and others to respect human rights. We are currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, and have received the Nobel Peace Prize for our work.
We specifically call on governments or companies to uphold, create or change laws or policies that will protect human rights. We work with the media to expose human rights abuses and call the guilty to justice. Our supporters sign petitions, write letters or take online actions directed at governments, groups or individuals. We support human rights advocates and activists defending human rights in their own countries. Our sections around the world campaign in their countries on global and local issues.