Human Rights

ACLU-PA

Advocacy: Civil Rights

Level: Local

Website: www.aclupa.org

Social media: facebook.com/aclupa/

Purpose: The ACLU of Pennsylvania is made up of two organizational entities: the ACLU and the American Civil Liberties Foundation. For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.


Human Rights Coalition PA

Advocacy: Prison reformation

Level: Local

Website: hrcoalition.org

Social Media: facebook.com/hrcPA/

Purpose: HRC’s ultimate goal is to dismantle and abolish the prison system and replace it based on accountability, safety, fairness, and resilience, while focusing on healing instead of punishing.


Human Rights Watch

Advocacy: Human Rights

Level: National/International

Website: hrw.org

Social media: facebook.com/HumanRightsWatch/

Purpose: Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage this brings, Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world.

Media Fellowship House

Advocacy: A community free of injustice

Level: Local

Website: mediafellowshiphouse.org

Social Media: facebook.com/fellowshiphouse

Purpose: To build a community free of injustice through programs for social change. To provide programs designed to further good relations and better understanding between individuals and groups and to enrich the lives of the participants. To provide a place where people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs can meet to enjoy common interests and to work toward the solution of common problems. To develop respect for and support the fundamental rights of all people.

Media Mobilizing Project

Advocacy: Advocacy through art

Level: Local

Website: mediamobilizing.org

Social Media: facebook.com/mediamobilizing

Purpose: The Media Mobilizing Project builds leaders – leaders who use their stories to make our organizing stronger; and who build the movement for human rights and to end poverty. Since its founding in 2005, MMP has used strategic media, arts, and communications to intervene in critical human rights struggles from public education to healthcare, media reform and public services. MMP does this through working with low-wage workers, youth, immigrants and other communities on media collaborations, narrative development, training and education in audio/video production, digital literacy, and human rights.