Civil rights state that citizens are entitled to political as well as social equality and freedom. Human rights are those belonging to every person regardless of who they are or what they have done, while migrant rights advocate for the fair treatment of migrants in all aspects in the foreign countries in which they reside. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://james-larkin.com/about/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
Advocacy involves speaking out on issues concerning human rights and taking necessary action to improve certain situations. These advocacy groups play a very important role in the world we live in. they make sure the rights of everyone irrespective of their origin or color is accorded the dignity they deserve.
Human right advocacy groups in many countries have stood against tyrant governments who oppress the people. Here are some of the organizations that are on the front line.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund
It was founded by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin 1970. The fund seeks to support groups that advocate for civil, human and migrant rights together with civic participation and freedom of speech in Arizona.
Michael and Jim are also the co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, a weekly newspaper in Phoenix. They founded the group after winning a legal case in which they had been accused of alleged violation of secrecy laws of the grand jury.
The fund is also closely related to Borders de Frontera, a nonprofit organization in San-Diego which was founded in 1986 by Enrique Morones and whose main focus is on paying attention to migrant rights, reforms on immigration and preventing migrants deaths on the border.
The two journalists committed to having the fund support groups that defend the rights of others in the society.
Unitarian Universalist Refugee and Immigrant Services and Education (UURISE)
It is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 2007 with their offices in Vista, California. Their aim is to empower immigrants as well as refugees in the United States.
It offers counseling and representation for immigrants, refugee resettlement services, educational and advocacy programs and outreach to immigrants victimized by human trafficking, domestic violence, persecution, torture, and many other crimes.
Human Rights Advocacy (HRAC)
it is an independent human rights organization based in Accra Ghana and it strives to provide monitoring and rights of all people through research, advocacy and education HRC has saved lives, fought injustices, restored peace and continues to build movements for human rights around the world.