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American Anti-Slavery Group
American Anti-Slavery Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating modern-day human bondage and to promoting a non-politicized, bias-free human rights community.
(Other categories: International)

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation's guardian of liberty. A private, voluntary, nonpartisan organization, it works daily in the courts, in legislatures, and in communities to defend and preserve our country's basic civic values--the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all by the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

American Islamic Congress
The American Islamic Congress (AIC) is an independent, non-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to building interfaith and interethnic understanding and to supporting human and civil rights in Muslim majority countries. As American Muslims thriving amidst the U.S.'s open society, AIC aims to offer a positive example for the global Muslim community. We advocate for women's equality, free expression, and nonviolence – making no apologies for terrorism, which primarily claims Muslim lives.
(Other categories: Religious)

Amnesty International
We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world's largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.
(Other categories: International)

Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights was founded in 2002 with the goal of integrating the study of gender and of women into work on human rights, security, and armed conflict. Scholars from five leading academic centers and programs in the Boston area came together with the purpose of "changing the political and academic understanding of the security field so that the dynamics of gender become salient at all points in the conflict process, from prevention through post-conflict reconstruction."
(Other categories: Gender, Peace)

Coalition for a Strong United Nations
We are a coalition of organizations and individuals working in the New England area to demonstrate the relevance of the United Nations and to advocate for the United States government to take a positive leadership role in achieving the goals of the UN Charter.
(Other categories: International)

Cultural Survival
For nearly 40 years Cultural Survival has partnered with Indigenous communities around the world to defend their lands, languages, and cultures.
(Other categories: International)

Equal Justice Coalition
The Equal Justice Coalition (EJC)is a collaboration created by the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation committed to ensuring that low-income people in Massachusetts have access to the courts when they have a civil (non-criminal) legal problem.

Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in this country and their six million children. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBT. We are a community of parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren that reaches across this country. For 30 years we have raised our children and raised our voices toward fairness for all families.

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
(Other categories: International)

ITISAPARTHEID.ORG is a grass roots effort made up of activists, students, academics, young people, older people, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Palestinians and Israelis. We have no budget to speak of -- we put money in the pot when we need it. We invite you to join the campaign, start a group in your town, or put up a sign or banner.
(Other categories: International)

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) is the state agency charged with enforcing the state's anti-discrimination laws in the areas of employment, housing, credit, education, public accommodations, mortgage, and lending. State law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetics, military status, and retaliation. In addition to these bases, the Massachusetts fair housing law also prohibits discrimination on the basis of children, public assistance, veteran status, and marital status.

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. We serve the commonwealth's one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, and strategic communications. The Coalition involves an active membership of over 130 organizations, including community-based groups, social service organizations, ethnic associations, schools, refugee resettlement agencies, health centers and hospitals, religious institutions, unions, and law firms, as well as thousands of individual members, contributors, and allies.
(Other categories: Immigration)

Physicians for Human Rights
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is an independent organization that uses medicine and science to stop mass atrocities and severe human rights violations against individuals. We use our investigations and expertise to advocate for the: Prevention of individual or small scale acts of violence from becoming mass atrocities; Protection of internationally-guaranteed rights of individuals and civilian populations; Prosecution of those who violate human rights.
(Other categories: Health)

Political Research Associates
Political Research Associates is a progressive think tank devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. We expose movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights.
(Other categories: Social Justice)

Refuge Point (formerly Mapendo)
RefugePoint was founded to protect and care for at-risk refugees in Africa. RefugePoint's rescue resettlement efforts, health clinic, and advocacy campaigns address the needs of the most vulnerable refugees in Africa, ensuring that forgotten victims of persecution, massacre and atrocities are brought from danger to safety. Here is one of our founding stories that motivated the creation of RefugePoint.
(Other categories: International)

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. We envision a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights.
(Other categories: Religious, Social Justice)

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