From battling domestic violence, to immigration, to gay and lesbian rights, there’s an endless list of human rights groups organized around the world, but for five particular groups located in the Americas, their work is cut out for them while helping Latinos.
Many human rights groups or organizations are founded globally to advocate for human rights through identification of their violations, for instance, discrimination.
If “helping others” and “being a better person” top your New Year’s resolution list, here are five influential human rights groups that are advocating for Latinos that you should consider.
Human rights groups speaking for Latinos
1. United We Dream
&amp;lt;img title=”Dream act” alt=”human rights groups – dreamers” src=”http://ionevoxxi.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/uwdlogo-white.png?w=630″ /&amp;gt;United We Dream advocates for undocumented youth in the US. (Photo: Twitter/@UnitedWeDream)
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the United States; with 52 affiliate organizations in 25 states.
The Development, Relief and Education (DREAM) Act brought the group together.
Its mission is to advocate for the fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, despite their immigration status.
UWD’s biggest success was in 2012 when they pressured President Barack Obama and won the deferred action policy in order to protect undocumented youth from deportation and provide them with work permits.
In 2014, they hope to win citizenship for the entire undocumented community and put a final stop to deportation and abuse.
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