Human thinking and human rights are the only two things which still need to be redefined. In the last 50 years human rights organizations have begun to increase and started working on bigger platforms. It’s a very difficult job to fight and struggle for human rights as most part of our society is not concerned about other people unless they themselves are in such woe. In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and since then it is working along with other several non-government organizations for the betterment of human rights. Today we have composed a list about top 10 human rights organizations in the world. Let’s have a look at the list.
10. Protection International
Protection International is a famous non-profit organization which is dedicated to provide protection to the people and agencies who work to defend human rights. They provide assistance and security to the threatened civil society and human rights defenders in particular. In recent years, it has received several requests to facilitate and help human rights organizations around the world. It is known globally and is working Asia, Africa, Latin America, Colombia, Congo, Uganda and all the threatened regions. They mostly receive donations from big companies and people from around the globe.
9. Human Rights Foundation
Human Rights Foundation was founded in with a sole purpose to protect and promote human rights and roles on a global level. It was founded in 2005 by a famous freedom activist and film producer on New York City, New York, US. It works on specific parts of the world and mostly in under developed countries such as Cuba, Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Ecuador and many more. It is funded by many big companies and people including Bradley Foundation and John Templetion Foundation.
8. United for Human Rights
United for Human Rights was founded in 2004 in Los Angeles, USA. It works to provide human rights and free educational material such as videos, music and other educational stuff to needy and underprivileged people. They also send different packages which include college and high school study material to the desired people and also spread awareness about human and children rights.
7. Children Rights Information Network
Children Rights Information Network is one of the biggest human rights organization working to analyse, promote, campaign and defend children’s rights. It is a big organization supported by United Nations and has more than 2100 members in 150 countries. It was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. They regularly update their website about their recent work and collaboration and you can also donate online.
6. International Federation for Human Rights
International Federation for Human Rights was founded in 2009 and become famous worldwide within very few years. It is headquartered in Paris, France and focuses on promoting universality of migrant and women rights and promoting human and children rights. It is supported by 178 human rights organizations across the globe and many people volunteer for its projects and collaborations. Its total income was €5,362,268 in 2012 and about 80% of it came from donations and grants. It is also supported by foundations and international and national bodies.
5. World Organization Against Torture
World Organization Against Torture was founded in 1986 with an aim to fight against mental and physical torture to poor and needy people. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It has 297 member organizations present in 97 different countries which serve as a supporting hand and report any type of torture and abuse. WOAT provides social, medical, legal and other types of assistance. It is famous for its quick response in cases regarding torture and abuse. WOAT also has special access to United Nations human rights bodies and women rights.
4- Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International (HURIDOCS)
HURIDOCS is an international organization founded in 1982 which works to provide support to international organizations in terms of information technologies and documentation. It sets up different management tools by collaborating with different software companies. It is affiliated with 40 NGOs and works globally. They provide their services free of charge and provide help in every manner possible. Basically it is an organization which manages all the documents, websites and related data of all the human rights organization associated with it.
3. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The United Nations Human Rights department was founded in 1993 headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It works in partnership with numerous international institutions such as civil society organizations, governments and International Criminal Court. They work globally and in almost every country they have their representatives and organizations. They create awareness among masses and convince them to take part and contribute in every possible manner in helping and working for human rights. Its current high commissioner is Navanethem Pillay.
2. Association for Women Rights in Development
Association for Women Rights in Development was founded in 1982 and is head quartered in Toronto, Canada. Its sole purpose is to provide and protect women around the world from torture and physical abuse. They have started a large number of projects made to protect the oppressed women from any type of harm. Even in this modern century, women are still not free and face a lot of restriction which is not ethical. Moreover, they also organize conferences and gender related courses world-wide and also campaign through social and electronic media.
1. Amnesty International
Amnesty International was founded in 1961 in London, United Kingdom and is considered to be leading human rights protection organizing which is working on several issues.
It is working as a detailed and reliable research database. It has offices in more than 80 countries and interacts with a wide number of people through modern social websites. It has almost 3 million online supporters. The main focus of the organization is about health, children and women rights and several other sensitive issues. They are successful to make their name among every type of folks. Many different organizations and countries seek for their assistance in all these matters.