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United States (US) Immigration at the US-Mexico Border: Links to Human Rights Organizations

United Nations

 

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. (website) Access to Documents, Treaties, or Statistics. For example:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human Rights Commission in the United Nations
Also check out the Human Rights Commission information by country.

UNHCR - UN Refugee Agency
During times of displacement, we provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. We also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home, and income-generating projects for those who resettle.(UNHCR website - What we do)
 

Women's Rights Organizations

 

  • Center for Reproductive Rights
    We are legal innovators seeking to fundamentally transform the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide...(website - about us)
  • Equality Now
    Founded in 1992, Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world...(website)
  • Just Associates (JASS)
    JASS is an international network of activists, scholars, and popular educators grounded in local and national action in more than 25 countries, working to strengthen the voice, visibility, and collective organizing power of women to create a just world.
  • Madre
    MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization (Who we are).
  • Global Alliance Against Traffic In Women
    GAATW promotes rights of women migrant workers and trafficked persons and believes that ensuring safe migration and fair work places should be at the core of all anti-trafficking efforts.
  • Global Women's Strike
    The Global Women's Strike is a grassroots network with national co-ordinations in a number of countries. Invest in caring not killing is our strategy for change. (website)