Everybody is entitled to various rights. Most of the rights are in the constitution. Some groups of people do not get their legal rights. They are marginalized and treated unfairly in various cases. Certain individuals and organizations have formed advocacy and human rights groups to fight for the rights of the marginalized people.
Many human right activists are also leading the human rights movements. Many registered groups advocate for civil, human, and migrants’ rights across the state. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been on the front line to advocate for such rights.
They are the co-founders of Phoenix New times and Village Voice Media. They had been jailed for revealing the existence of Grand Jury reports and were issued the warrant for arrest. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were later released and offered $3.75 million settlement fund for their unfair arrest on 18th October 2007 by Joe Arpaio who is a county sheriff.
They dedicated the money to civil, human, and migrants rights and called it the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. The fund will be used to advocate for freedom of speech and civic participation throughout Arizona.
Some Border Advocacy groups advocate for human rights along the borders. One of the groups includes South Texas Human right center. It is a group that seeks to end death and suffering that occur on the Texas-Mexico border. They use different communities to attain this goal and to ensure the rights of the migrants.
Other groups are online based including Nomoredeaths.org. It uses online platforms to mobilize resources to advocate for civil, human, and migrant’s rights. It is a humanitarian organization that is based in Southern Arizona. It uses the internet to promote human rights and ends death and suffering in US-Mexico Border. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-larkin-8a2a4213a
Border Network for Human rights advocacy groups also works towards immigration reforms. They have the resources to mobilize national reforms. They provide annual reports and documented information on various abuses along the border. American Friends Services Committee San Diego supports rights advocacy groups and their inclusion in policy debates. Read more: About Lacey and Larkin- Frontera Fund
The Advocates for Human Rights stops violence against women and advocates for gender equality rights. They also provide support and advocate rights for detainees. They push agendas to stop hate groups and provide human rights training.
National Networks for Immigrants and refugees rights is another advocacy group that is seeking to provide civil, human, and migrant’s rights. They organize for various participation in global events like the UN Conference against Racism and Xenophobia.
It also organizes partners to impact the law and governmental policies directly. They build migrant and labor movements that seek to support migration and human rights. Advocacy groups are registered annually. The fight for human, civil, and migrant’s rights continues.