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What Exactly Are Human Rights
All human beings are entitled to certain basic rights, but in many countries around the world people don’t have them and are forced to suffer. Human Rights Watch exists to raise awareness for these injustices around the world and to fight for policy changes that will give innocent people the rights they deserve. The over 400 staff members at Human Rights Watch include country experts, lawyers, journalists and scholars who are all committed to fighting for human rights. In a special video series, some of the staff members give viewers an understanding of what exactly human rights are, the progress their team has made in fighting for them and why the rights of certain groups are protected more than others.
Get Involved and Take Action
The Human Rights Watch team may be mighty, but they need passionate citizens like you to help them make a real difference. Some issues they fight for include ending child labor, the closure of the Guantanamo detention, banning land mines and more. The volunteer opportunities range in commitment level so there’s something everyone can do no matter how busy they are. Whether it’s writing a note to your local senator or joining one of the 20 HRW committees across the globe, you can make an impact and help HRW fulfill their mission of “protecting rights and saving lives.