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  • AAAS Human Rights Action Network
    The AAAS Human Rights Action Network uses electronic mail to inform its members and other subscribers of cases and developments in need of special attention. The group also coordinates scientists' efforts to appeal to governments on behalf of their colleagues whose human rights are being violated.

  • Amnesty International
    Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide campaign that works to promote internationally recognized human rights. The mission of AI is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending human rights abuses.

  • Artists Support
    The project, founded and curated by artist and Witness Board member Izhar Patkin, aims to promote awareness of the Witness website.

  • Books Not Bars
    The group works to redirect California's resources away from youth incarceration and towards youth opportunities.

  • The Coalition for the International Criminal Court
    The Coalition is a global network of over 2,000 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) advocating a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court.

  • Human Rights Watch
    The largest human rights organization based in the U.S., Human Rights Watch conducts and documents fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in more than 70 countries around the world.

  • Human Rights Watch – 2006 Film Festival
    The Festival showcases films on human rights abuses.

  • The International Criminal Court (ICC)
    The ICC is the first ever permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to promote the rule of law, with the goal of ensuring that the gravest international crimes do not go unpunished.

  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    The United Nations Office devoted to human rights issues and abuses.

  • Oxfam International
    Oxfam International is a group of organizations working together in more than 100 countries to find solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice. The organizations fund development projects, provide relief in times of crisis, and campaign for social and economic justice. See also Oxfam America

  • Peter Gabriel
    Gabriel’s official site with news, music and video links as well as advocacy information.

  • United Nations Children and Armed Conflict Unit
    A group set up by the UN to study the impact of armed conflict on children.

  • UNICEF State of the World’s Children
    The 2006 State of the World's Children report focuses on children who have no access to essential services, protection and participation.

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
    The UDHR is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 outlining the organization's view on the human rights guaranteed to all people. Eleanor Roosevelt referred to it as "a Magna Carta for all mankind".

  • United States Campaign for Burma
    A U.S.-based membership organization dedicated to empowering grassroots activists around the world to bring an end to the military dictatorship in Burma.

  • U.S. Department of State
    The State Department, which is the foreign affairs agency of the U.S. government, spoke to the press on March 8, 2006, after releasing its annual country-by-country review of human rights practices.

  • Video Volunteers
    The group matches filmmakers to NGOs with limited resources to cover international stories not exposed by other media organizations. Their aim is to use video to give a voice to the poor and show stories of positive social change.

  • Watchlist for Children in Armed Conflict
    This organization strives to end violations against children in armed conflicts and to guarantee their rights. The Watchlist compiles information provided by a variety of sources to inform and influence the UN Security Council, as well as other international agencies.

  • Witness
    Founded by musician and activist Peter Gabriel, Witness partners with local organizations in more than 60 countries to use video to show those most affected by human rights violations. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Witness donates video cameras and trains people around the world to document human rights violations.

  • War Child International
    The group is a network of organizations working across the world to help children affected by war.

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