Human Rights Watch

Rating: 3.67 stars   6 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 350 Fifth Ave 34th Fl New York NY 10118 USA

Mission: Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to bring offenders to justice, to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom and to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those holding power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

People need to support itccs.org and hiddennolonger.com b/c any crime against any group is a crime against us all. Rape, snuff/torture films and MKUltra experiments on Native Americans/Aborigines cannot be tolerated and these people must be allowed to dismantle the Catholic, Anglican, United, Evangelical, etc. churches involved and appropriate confiscation of these churches assets must proceed as well as the arrests of Elizabeth Windsor, Joseph Ratzinger, etc.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

A very important organization, and relatively high efficiency. However, I would give more if the salary for the CEO did not exceed $400,000. While I don't expect non-profit CEOs to take a "vow of poverty" this is simply inappropriate for an organization of this type.

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2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Human Rights Watch does invaluable work protecting and promoting human rights around the world. Their commitment to stand up for the most oppressed and marginalized members of the world community is inspiring. Others are complaingin that they engage in the standard practices necessary for a nonprofit to maintain solvency and continue its critical work. What's the problem?

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2012

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Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Donated to HRW 6 months ago. This started a stream of emails, mailings and phone calls. Never wanted to be on their mailing list nor to be contacted. Despite multiple requests by email and over the phone, they still contact me to solicit donations. It's also become clear that they shared my information with other charities. Is this "doing good by being sleazy"?

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had an outstanding experience as a volunteer and supporter of Human Rights Watch. The staff is first-rate, their work has meaningful impact, they advocate at the highest levels of government and work with local human rights groups around the world.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 2 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

What happened to the prior reviews - many of which, including my own, expressed disgust at the absurdly high salary of the chief executive?
And two star out of 4!?

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have not.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Take money from executive pay and use it for HRW's stated mission - which is vital.

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