“IJRC works alongside activists, advocates, and lawyers to provide the tools and information needed—in a user-friendly, completely accessible platform—to seek justice for a broad range of human rights violations,”
The “I Am a Human with Rights!” campaign spreads the message that the international human rights system offers concrete opportunities for advocates. By engaging with international human rights bodies like the Inter-American Commission and United Nations Human Rights Council, advocates gain opportunities to make their voices heard, negotiate directly with governments, and present complaints of specific rights abuses – from racial discrimination to environmental contamination to unsafe working conditions. “IJRC provides an essential link between rights and remedies, informing victims of human rights violations and their advocates about what remedies are available, and how to make use of them,” says Gabor Rona, IJRC Board of Directors member and International Legal Director at Human Rights First. The campaign also seeks to raise $30,000 in individual contributions, in order to meet demand for IJRC’s trainings, guides and tailored advocacy support in 2013.
Since relocating from Boston this summer, IJRC has joined RallyPad (http://rallypad.org/
The International Justice Resource Center (IJRC) is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization and 501(c)(3) public charity. Through its online resource hub, trainings, and tailored advocacy support, IJRC bridges the critical knowledge gap that often keeps communities and grassroots advocates from achieving justice, accountability and reforms when government is unable or unwilling to address persistent human rights concerns.