In a world where discrimination and racial segregation has taken center stage, it is of the essence to have an arm or a group of people who fight for the rights of others.
This has brought to light the importance of civil societies and non-governmental organizations. Below is a list of some of the organizations that have been known to fight for the rights of the less privileged.
1: American Civil Liberties Union
The American Civil Liberties Union is a non-partisan and not-for-profit organization that specifically deals with enforcing immigrants civil rights and liberties. Apart from this, the organization also aims at fighting private and public discrimination subjected towards the immigrants.
For more than two decades, The American Civil Liberties Union has been on the forefront in protecting the rights and the freedoms of immigrants by using public outreach, promotions, and impact proceedings.
Since its inception, the union has been involved in legal battles on behalf of the discriminated immigrants. Apart from this, it has also put more focus on challenging the set laws that restrict or prevent immigrants from accessing various services.
2: The Advocates for Human Rights
The Advocates for Human Rights is another organization that has been on the forefront in promoting and advocating for the rights of each and every individual. As an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization, the Advocates for Human Rights specifically fights for the rights of children and women across the globe; a position it has held for more than three decades.
As a way of promoting equality and encouraging discriminated people to come out and air their grievances, the organization offers free legal services to poor individuals who cannot afford the services of a lawyer to represent them. Additionally, the organization educates the public about their rights and offers free training services on how to prevent human rights abuse.
3: Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law was established with the sole purpose being to address racial discrimination in the USA. The committee was formed under the administration of the then president of the United States John F. Kennedy.
With more than five decades of advocating for racial inclusion in the society, the committee has helped a wide array of racially discriminated people to seek legal redress in instances of discrimination. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
The committee has been on the forefront when it comes to promoting fairness across all genres by ensuring that ethnic minorities are not subjected to any form racial discrimination in their day to day lives.
4: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
Journalists have always been exposed to a wide range of problems especially when it comes to covering or reporting sensitive issues. This was the case when Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin confidently exposed and acknowledged the existence of a grand jury proceeding that had co-worked with a local sheriff.
Due to their exposure, the two journalists were arrested and detained illegally. Upon their release, they sued the sheriff for unlawful detention and eventually won the case. They were awarded $3.75 million, an amount they used to set up the Frontera Fund.
The role of the fund is to protect individuals, offer them support, and educate them on their rights. Apart from this, the fund also supports individuals who may be experiencing a violation of their civil and human rights.
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