A lot of people face discrimination and illegal persecution. There has been a continuous war against these injustices for a long time, but the fight does not seem to end. To create more awareness to the public and the oppressed parties, groups that advocate for civil, human, and migrant rights have been set up.
What has led to the rampant rise in the number of these groups is the extensive violation of human rights at all levels. These groups use the media, courts, and even shelters to promote awareness.
Groups that advocate for civil, human, and migrant rights
Advocates for Human Rights
Advocates for Human Rights is a non-profit organization which is independent, as well as nonpartisan. It was formed in 1983, and ever since, it has been firm in its quest to fight for the rights of children, immigrants, and any other marginalized groups. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
The organization takes pride in its ability to create and maintain long lasting holistic change both at national and global levels. Its operations are made possible by an extensive network of partners, volunteers, and supporters, who ensure international human rights are observed by reinforcing the rule of law.
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The primary reason this body was established is so they could be able to reassure equal rights for everyone, through the practice of law. However, it mainly targets individuals or communities who face racial or ethnic discrimination.
It was commissioned at the request of President John F. Kennedy, to raise the issue of racial discrimination. This form of discrimination had led to significant favoritism in the availability of opportunities.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
This Californian group was established in 1986. It was founded after the Immigration Reform and Control Act was amended to make the employment of undocumented individuals illegal. It has become a national figure, comprising of immigrant families and individuals.
These people work tirelessly as they try to create a world with freedom of mobility, and where all citizens enjoy the right of participating in democratic activities.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are two journalists, who are also the cofounders of the Phoenix New Times. In October 2007, they were arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County Arizona. The Sheriff had since learned that his misdeeds were being exposed through the Phoenix New Times. Their paper also revealed how grand jury subpoenas were targeting the writers of the journal, as well as the editors and even readers.
After a public uproar, all their charges were dropped, and even the grand jury inquiry brought to an end. Larkin and Lacey had filed a lawsuit against the Maricopa County for wrongful arrest, and in 2013 they received a settlement worth $3.75 million.
They since opened the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund and dedicated all the settlement money they received to funding other groups that fight for civil, human, and migrant rights.