From our issue briefs to policy analysis and our annual human rights report cards, we examine human rights with a critical eye.
By publishing our resources we educate and empower communities and change the lens around human rights for policy makers and the media.
Policy Analysis: The Human Right to Paid Sick Leave
Paid sick leave is a human right. Learn how the United States and New York City fail low-income women of color.
Policy Analysis: The Right to Decent Work
This policy analysis focuses on the over‐representation of women and racial and ethnic minorities in unemployment, underemployment, and poverty, and calls on the government to take specific steps to create employment opportunities for these groups.
Policy Analysis: Race Realities in NYC
New York City is home to enduring race disparities. Read about the race realities and our recommendations to The City.
Policy Analysis: Compliance with Article 5
Read our examination of employment, health care, education and public welfare benefits within the context of poverty.
Policy Analysis: Hunger is No Accident
Learn about the impact of the neglected right to food on poor New York City residents within the context of welfare reform.
Issue Brief on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Learn about the seven bills in NY City Council, which would if passed, begin to reverse long-standing trends of unfulfilled human rights related to criminal justice.
Issue Brief on Access to Civil Legal Services
Learn about how an increasing number of low-income New Yorkers find access to civil legal services and in turn, access to justice, out of reach.
Arts and Human Rights Report
The freedom to participate in arts and cultural work is itself a human right. We situate ourself in the timeless tradition of using the arts to raise consciousness, build community, and enunciate social inequities.
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
A comprehensive bill on women’s rights that was adopted by the United Nations December 18, 1979.
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
A comprehensive bill on racial discrimination that was adopted in 1965.
The Universal Declaration of Rights
An essential document in human rights history, first proclaimed on December 10, 1948.
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