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Where We Work
The Women’s Human Rights Program of The Advocates for Human Rights applies international human rights standards to advocate for women’s rights in the United States and around the world. Using research, education, and advocacy, the program has partnered with local organizations overseas and in the United States to document a variety of human rights abuses against women.
The Women’s Human Rights Program has worked in Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union countries, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Morocco as well as in Nepal, Mexico, and Haiti. We have published 23 reports on violence against women as a human rights issue, consulted with advocates who are drafting or beginning to implement new laws on violence against women, and have facilitated a number of trainings on domestic violence legal reform for lawyers, police, prosecutors, and judges. Please review this specific work through the examples in the sidebar of this page.
On a local level, the Women’s Program has worked extensively with battered immigrant women and victims of human sex trafficking.  The Advocates’ efforts to promote and protect the human rights of sex trafficking victims in Minnesota have included human rights fact-finding, publication of the Sex Trafficking Needs Assessment for the State of Minnesota, presentations and training, legislative advocacy and legal reform, and articles in local media and legal publications. Learn more human sex trafficking and our work.
The Women’s Human Rights Program hosts a number of outreach and educational events throughout the year, including The Women’s Human Rights Film Series presented in partnership with The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.