• Protect Human Rights

    We're Driven to Protect Human Rights

  • The challenge of protecting human rights is both global and local—and urgent. It means everything from finding justice for victims after civil wars and to solving problems of inequality that lead to violence and abuses locally.

    University of Minnesota researchers are looking at human rights from every angle, and working with communities and governments to protect and advance them.

  • Protect Human Rights

    We're Driven to Protect Human Rights

  • The challenge of protecting human rights is both global and local. It means everything from finding justice for victims after civil wars to solving problems of inequality that lead to violence and abuses locally. U of M researchers are looking at the challenge from every angle, and training our next generation of leaders.

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    Barbara Frey prepares human rights advocates to ensure that governments make good on their promises to uphold justice and human dignity for all.

    A toolbox for change
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    James Ron is pioneering the use of public polling and field experiments to help human rights organizations win public support to end abuses and advance reforms.

    Understanding the nuances
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    As societies struggle to move toward justice and democracy, Bridget Marchesi helps human rights advocates and leaders understand what steps toward justice work.

    A database for justice
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    Locally, Samuel Myers gives advocates tools to solve deeply connected aspects of inequality, including earnings, home ownership, and criminal justice.

    Connecting the dots
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    Cristina Coc is helping the Maya people of southern Belize develop a sustainable economy from an indigenous way of life, inspiring communities worldwide.

    Self-determination realized

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