There has been increasingly disregard and contempt for Human rights, and as a result, barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of Mankind have been committed.
This has led to the rise of advocacy groups that are at the forefront of fighting for the oppression of others. All human beings regardless of gender, race, sex or origin must be treated with dignity and according to the rule of law. Many groups advocate for civil, human and migrants’ rights.
Amnesty International is one of the global human rights organizations whose objective is in conducting researches and developing action plans that will help prevent and end human rights abuses and injustices.
Amnesty International is a global movement and has over 3 million members in over 150 countries all of which are actively involved in campaigns to help end abuses of human rights.
The organization receives its funding from member’s contributions and donations from well-wishers. The organization in the spirit of remaining neutral does not accept any funding from governments or governmental organization.
According to the organization website, the policy of not receiving funding from governments has helped keep the organization free from political ideologies, economic interests or religions.
Global Rights as the name suggest is a global human right advocacy group that promotes and protects the rights of those that have been marginalized through capacity building. The group works side by side with local activists from areas such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America among others. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
The group conducts its activities through technical assistance and training, campaign mobilization, advocating for legal and policy reforms and provide legal service. The organization is highly committed to ensuring there is increased access to justice for the marginalized groups and the poor, promotes women rights and issues of gender equality and advance ethnic and racial equality.
Also, the group is leading in the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex groups’ rights. Issues of environmental conservations are also top in their agenda. Global Rights organization is governed by a board of seventeen members comprising of senior lawyers, journalists, and academicians. The Group has a staff of 70 members’ majority working outside the United States.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund is a fund that resulted from a court settlement and was awarded to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who decided to set up the fund to help human rights organizations throughout Arizona. The two Michael and Jim Larkin were arrested on October 18, 2017, by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for writing an article that exposed the ills of the County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
After a successful court battle, the two were awarded by the high court a settlement fund worth 3.75 million dollars. According to Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund will be used to help support groups in Arizona and its environs advocate for civil, human and migrant rights, freedom of speech and civic participation.
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