MINNESOTA ADVOCATES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Founded in 1983, Minnesota Advocates is the largest Midwest-based non-governmental organization engaged in international human rights work. Our organization has some 4,000 members, including more than 600 active volunteers who contribute an estimated $1.4 million annually of in-kind services. Minnesota Advocates also has Special Category II Consultative Status with the United Nations
Minnesota Advocates has received international recognition for a broad range of innovative programs to promote human rights and prevent the violation of those rights. Minnesota Advocates provides investigative fact finding, direct legal representation, responses to inquiries and requests, collaboration for education and training, and a broad distribution of publications. Minnesota Advocates has produced more than 30 reports documenting human rights practices in more than 20 countries; educated over 10,000 students and community members on human rights issues; and provided legal representation and assistance to over 3,000 disadvantaged individuals and families.
Minnesota Advocates is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors, consisting of community leaders in academia, the arts, business, law, and policy, and providing strategic oversight of financial and programmatic decisions. In addition, our International Advisory Board includes experts in international law and human rights, who represent diverse regions of the world, and providing guidance and expertise in program development and implementation.
For more information, contact Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights,
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