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Mission: Founded in 1978, Global Rights is a unique human rights capacity-building organization working in partnership with local activists in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote and protect the rights of marginalized populations. Through broad-based technical assistance and training, we strengthen partners to document and expose human rights abuses, conduct community outreach and mobilization, advocate for legal and policy reform, and provide legal and paralegal services. Our approach is rooted in the belief that human rights cultures are built from the ground up. We build human rights capacity in order to leave behind a culture that supports and defends human rights for the future.

Results: -Worked with women in Morocco to write legislation to stop violence against women. -Trained paralegals in the remote district of Bundibugyo, Uganda to address pressing human rights concerns of violence against women, child abuse and land disputes. -Helped pass the Land Reform Act with civil society organizations in Burundi to protect small landowners. -Trained the next generation of young lawyers in Afghanistan through our practical legal education course and legal fellowship program. -Trained LGBT individuals about their rights and how to document and monitor human rights violations in Sierra Leone.

Target demographics: Women, poor and marginalized, LGBT individuals, afro-descendants in Latin America.

Geographic areas served: Afghanistan, Brazil, Burundi, Colombia, Congo-Brazzaville, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, Uganda

Programs: Women's Rights & Gender Equality Racial & Ethnic Equality Access to Justice Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Rights Natural Resources & Human Rights

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