About Us

The Human Rights Project has been at the forefront of the US human rights movement for over fifteen years, promoting domestic compliance with universally accepted human rights standards.  We are working to create a society where the right to health, housing, education and other standards necessary to live in dignity are guaranteed, while emphasizing the leadership of women and people of color.

Our program strategies are to:

  • Educate the public about our government's role in advancing or restricting human rights;
  • Equip advocates with human rights tools, models and networks;
  • Inspire a new community conversation through culutral work and thought leadership; and
  • Develop models for using a universal human rights frame to demand higher standards of government accountability.