There are numerous organizations, which have been formed to advocate human rights, civil rights, and migrant rights across the globe. The main motivation behind the formation of these groups has been the violation of basic human rights. As part of their advocacy efforts, these groups undertake campaigns, global-scale mobilization efforts, and forums to discuss the rights of specific interest groups.
Notable Human, Migrant, and Civil Rights Groups
International Migrants’ Rights Advocacy is among the most famous rights organizations in the world. Just like the name suggests, this organization is on the forefront advocating for the rights of immigrants.
To achieve its objectives, the group partners with other advocacy organizations under the Migrants Rights International umbrella to highlight the plight of immigrants, and the role that they can play in international development. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/
Advocates for Human Rights is an advocacy group that fights for human rights across the world. The organization prides itself in being an agent for local, regional, and international reform as far as the observance of human rights is concerned.
Its efforts are supported by partners, volunteers and staff spread across the world. Apart from defending the rule of law, Advocates for Human Rights is similarly dedicated to implementing global criteria for human rights.
Initially known as the American Association for Retired Persons, this organization initially promoted the rights of senior citizens who are either still in the workforce, and retirees.
Nonetheless, it has evolved in recent years into a comprehensive group that advocates for the civil rights of all human rights. It boasts a membership of 35 million.
About The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
This advocacy group was established by Michael Lacey and Jim Larking who are Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media co-founders. They established the fund after noticing that immigrant rights were largely being violated.
The fund benefits organizations that lobby for immigrant rights in Arizona. Besides immigrant rights, the fund has also benefitted tens of human rights and civil rights advocacy groups in Arizona.
The establishment of the fund was made possible by a settlement that the co-founding duo received from authorities after being wrongfully arrested for writing an article in their paper, which was alleged to be defamatory.
They felt that their basic human and civil rights had been violated and therefore, sought to stop similar violations in future. The duo decided to mainly fund organizations in Arizona because the state borders Mexico and therefore, is home to thousands of immigrants whose rights are often violated by authorities.
1070, Aliento, American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona (ACLU of Arizona), American Immigration Council, The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Fundación México, Cultural Coalition – Day of the Dead Phoenix, Arizona Justice Project, and The Young Center are among notable organizations that have been bequeathed by the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund.
The fund hopes that through its efforts, citizens and local authorities will be educated about civil, human, and immigrant rights, and how to protect them. In line with this, it runs a blog, which published informative posts about human rights.