Recommended HRE Organizations
A developing list for further HRE research.

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Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.

Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For more than 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

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The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center was inaugurated December 1988 on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The principal focus of the Human Rights Center is to help train effective human rights professionals and volunteers. The Human Rights Center assists human rights advocates, monitors, students, and educators through five primary programs:

  • Applied Human Rights Research;
  • Educational Tools;
  • Field and Training Opportunities;
  • Human Rights On-line through the Human Rights Library and Resource Center; and
  • Learning Communities and Partnerships.

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Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports human rights learning; the training of activists and professionals; the development of educational materials and programming; and community-building through on-line technologies. HREA is dedicated to quality education and training to promote understanding, attitudes and actions to protect human rights, and to foster the development of peaceable, free and just communities.

HREA works with individuals, non-governmental organisations, inter-governmental organisations and governments interested in implementing human rights education programmes. Services provided by HREA are:

  • Assistance in curriculum and materials development;
  • Training of professional groups;
  • Research and evaluation;
  • Clearinghouse of education and training materials;
  • Networking human rights defenders and educators.

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Human Rights Education USA (HREA) is a national network dedicated to building a culture of respect for human rights. HRE USA is committed to the basic human rights principles of human dignity, equality, and non-discrimination as articulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In all our undertakings we value diversity, inclusiveness, transparency, integrity, accountability, responsibility, and respectful and honest communication and sharing. Regardless of varying perspectives, HRE USA expects its members will operate from the same values in their dealings with each other.

The mission of HRE USA: To promote human dignity, justice, and peace by cultivating an expansive, vibrant base of support for Human Rights Education (HRE) in the United States.

HRE USA facilitates mutual collaboration and support to maximize members' efforts to:

  • integrate HRE into formal and non-formal educational settings, such as schools, universities, and organizations that work with youth;
  • advocate for the inclusion of HRE in national and state education policies, standards, curricula, and pedagogy;
  • provide pre-service and in-service teacher training programs and HRE resources;
  • contribute to global research and scholarship on HRE; and
  • empower educators and learners.

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