Civil, human and migrant rights advocates are individuals or groups who can give voice to the hopeless. Eliminating injustice and oppression is unending war in the society. There is need to create awareness and uphold the fundamental human rights of individuals and treat people with dignity regardless of race, color or origin.
Some of these groups are;
- Lacey and Larkin Frontera Funds
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, advocate for civil, human and migrant rights through their Frontera funds support organization.
Mike and Lacey also support public response and freedom of speech in Arizona and Mexican border.
- The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
This group was found in California, after the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. It acts as an agent of right for free mobility. CHIRLA focuses on changing full civil, immigrants and human rights policy through building public power and change of public opinion.
- The Advocates for Human Rights
They are agents of change who have been fighting for human rights for more than 30 years. They implement international standards of human rights through the support from partners, volunteers, and staff. They advocate for change internationally, regional and local.
- ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
This project commits to protecting civil rights and human rights for immigration practices through advocacy, outreach, and litigation. They achieve set objectives and litigation programs through the supreme and district courts.
- Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
GFMD is an annual intergovernmental forum on migration and development. This Forum has multiple dimensions, opportunities, and challenges on migration and development. GFMD focuses on streamlining immigration internationally and developing migration benefits for all countries.
It is a United Nations organization involved in activities that have a direct influence on migration. They contribute immensely to supporting the refugee victims, and they advocate right for life and liberty, right to freedom and right to seek refuge.
- Border Action Network
This group of advocates was established in 1999 and works in Arizona with refugees and communities at the border. They are called to ensure human dignity and rights are respected and that communities live in a healthy friendly environment. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
They comprise of grassroots communities, development leadership, litigation, and policy support.
- Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights
Through the combined efforts of the local organizations and advocates, this group works together across the state with an aim to amend social/political state of immigration in Arizona. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
The coming along draws several skills and experiences enabling development of strategies geared towards the promotion of justice and initiation of positive change.
A community with justice is where every person lives with dignity, freedom, peace, and equality. Implementation of international human rights promotes Justice and reinforces the rule of law.