What They Do

Established in 1978, 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.

What We Love

Human Rights Watch is committed to working with local human rights groups to create research that is powerful, original, and relevant to today. They bring new understanding to old issues—such as the critical connections between humanitarian and natural disasters and early and child marriage. By amplifying the words of the girls and families most affected by these forces, they help provide powerful evidence that moves this important issue forward.

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