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Human Rights Project

About the Project


On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. Activists fighting for freedom around the globe continue to look to our country for inspiration and count on us for support. Upholding human rights is not only a moral obligation; it’s a vital national interest: America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.

VIDA Human Rights Project is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.

We know it is not enough to expose and protest injustice, so we create the political environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent respect for human rights. Whether we are protecting refugees, combating torture, or defending persecuted minorities, we focus not on making a point, but on making a difference. For almost 5 years, we’ve built bipartisan coalitions and teamed up with frontline activists and lawyers to tackle global challenges that demand American leadership.

Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in Florida, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles.

The Freedom for Detained Refugees Project works to ensure asylum seekers have access to the resources they need to navigate an already complex process through


We are partnering with law firms and non-profit organizations across the country to provide free, full-scale representation of asylum seekers in three detention facilities.


We are leading the effort to demand congressional oversight and pressure policymakers to change laws to protect asylum seekers from incarceration.


Family have received our support

Annual Report


Our annual review of human rights around the globe

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