The International Human Rights Law Group is a non-profit organization of human rights and legal professionals from over 20 countries engaged in advocacy, strategic human rights lawyering and training around the world. Our mission is to empower local advocates to expand the scope of human rights protections and to promote broad participation in building human rights standards and procedures at the national, regional and international levels.
With a diverse staff of international human rights professionals from over 20 countries, IHRLG works to develop and strengthen international human rights norms and the institutions that enforce them worldwide. At the same time, recognizing the critical role domestic groups play in challenging human rights abuses in their countries, we develop programs to meet the needs expressed by local organizations to strengthen their capacity to respond to these abuses. We provide direct technical support to local organizations over extended periods, emphasizing essential human rights skills including fact-finding and reporting, human rights advocacy and strategic lawyering at both the domestic and international levels. Drawing on our in-country presence, we bring the voices of local activists to the attention of the international human rights community to integrate those voices into foreign policy discussions and actions, particularly in the United States and at the United Nations.
For more than a decade, IHRLG has played a leading role in the international movement to place women's rights at the forefront of the human rights struggle. As an integral part of all of our programs, we work to ensure that women everywhere enjoy the full range of human rights including economic, social and cultural rights. Our Women's Rights Advocacy Program works with a broad coalition of human rights organizations and women's groups, providing training and technical assistance, and facilitating the strategic collaboration of women's groups throughout the world in combating violence against women committed during armed conflict or in the name of religion or custom. We also work with local organizations to promote women's inheritance rights and combat trafficking in persons.
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