Human rights activism is an essential part of protecting human dignity and improving the living standards of people. Thus, it is paramount for countries across the world to uphold human rights tenets by formulating laws to protect the violation of human rights.
Across the board, many organizations have emerged to echo their voice in the increasing number of human and migrants rights abuses globally. In the process, this has strengthened the fight against human rights abuses and discrimination.
The United States of America has witnessed an increased number of human and civil rights bodies. The Advocates for Human Rights is a civil rights organization that has specialized in spearheading women, children and immigrants’ rights globally. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
This has earned the group an international recognition as being among the best civil rights bodies due to its independence. The organization has devised ways of ensuring the less-privileged get justice. They specialize in providing legal services to aid in getting justice for victims of human rights violations.
Racial discrimination is another fundamental part of human rights violation that has been witnessed in many countries. To curb this, the United States of America under the then president John F Kennedy established Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights under Law. As such, the body has been instrumental in protecting the rights of minority groups to access services and equal representation.
Another notable organization that has brought a positive impact to individuals and families in the US is the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights. The organization is based in California and has been fighting for the rights of immigrants in accessing equal employment opportunities.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are household names in the human and civil rights arena. They have contributed positively towards the advancement of the rights of immigrants in the United States of America.
The duo is the co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media respectively. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been using the media to advocate for the rights of immigrants by writing articles to sensitize the world.
Their breakthrough came in the line of duty when they were arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio after they had revealed the existence of a jury that wanted to use their reports against the county security chief. After the arrest, they staged a legal battle where they won the case and were compensated $3.75 million.
Michael and Jim have channeled the money into their human rights activism by speaking for the oppressed across the US. As a result, the duo has received recognition across the world for the work they are doing.