MINNESOTA ADVOCATES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
The Childrens Program will further the human rights of children in the U.S. and abroad through the following projects:
The Conflict Prevention Program will launch a technical assistance project to conduct field assessments and workshops in partnership with locally-based NGOs in situations of escalating conflict.
The Education Program continues to work in schools and the greater community:
The Refugee and Immigrant Program will continue to provide volunteer attorneys to represent indigent refugees seeking political asylum in this country. Efforts to combat anti-immigrant bias will be even more proactive. The programs will focus on reaching out to immigrant communities, ESL teachers, ethnic and community newspapers and on making recommendations on U.S. policy.
The Womens Program continues to expand its work internationally, focusing its efforts on preventing domestic violence as a human rights abuse. Through fact-finding and research, conferences and advocacy training, the Womens Program works in partnership with NGOs throughout Eastern Europe and Nepal. Locally, the Womens Program also sponsors the Annual Celebration of International Womens Day which brings women from diverse Minnesota communities together to promote the platform for action from the Fourth World Conference on Women.
For more information, contact Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights,
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