What We Do

UHRI Projects

Universal Human Rights Education Project
UHRI has developed a course for human rights education to engage and involve ordinary people, youth and student organizations in the global struggle for justice, human rights and peaceful co-existence. Conducted at schools, colleges, universities, workplaces and places of worship, the human rights education curriculum tailors instructions to fit the culture and traditions of these institutions for the benefit of the participants.

International Economic Justice Project
Organizing indigenous peoples and farmers impacted by concessions and globalization, UHRI provides the critical tools needed by people to organize themselves in order to influence the outcome of government contracts and concessions on the environment and the livelihood of their families. In general, UHRI staff assists farmers and poor people to organize, improve their yields and better protect and defend their careers and families.

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Youth Investment, Education & Leadership Development
UHRI encourages youths and students to get involved in humanitarian causes and help influence government policies that directly or indirectly impact their future. UHRI promotes peer leadership in activism, philanthropy, investment and humanitarian causes locally and internationally. This is done through internships, voluntarism, special projects and collaboration with organizations that serve disadvantaged youths worldwide. An annual gathering of youths facilitated by UHRI encourages, informs, inspires and involves youths in projects locally and internationally.
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Massdemocracy: “It pays to vote!”
In an effort to keep the flames of democracy and the rule of law burning, providing freedom and illumination to oppressed peoples worldwide, UHRI involves members of local communities in voter registration and online elections for grassroots groups and associations.

International Grassroots Organizing Institute
Drawing from decades of activism and community organizing, UHRI assists grassroots organizations and disadvantaged communities in building social justice movements, developing strategic alliances, framing human rights arguments and facilitating focus groups to enable people to seek solutions to problems affecting them.

Universal Community Treasure Chest
Do you need money for your association, national or community-based organization? UHRI has an answer. In addition to collaborating with grassroots and student organizations to raise funds, UHRI’s professional fundraisers conduct annual fundraising and grant writing training.

Dogged by funding woes for many years, UHRI developed the Universal Community Treasure Chest (UCTC) as a means for grassroots fundraising that utilizes all the community’s networks, including workplaces, places of worship, schools, colleges, universities and companies that provide goods and services in a given geographic area. UCTC is a mutually beneficial fundraising project, proceeds of which benefit UHRI and participating community associations and non-profits organization.

African Tour
UHRI organizes trips to African refugee camps and works with grassroots organizations in post conflict countries with recovery and reconstruction.
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International Human Rights Awards
UHRI has established the following awards to recognize and encourage individuals, communities, businesses, elected officials and places of worship that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in human rights, social justice and humanitarian causes locally, nationally and internationally. Supporters of UHRI through an electronic ballot system nominate and select annual winners.

Annual Youth Leadership Celebration
Celebrating the accomplishments of youths involved in humanitarian and social justice during graduation season, UHRI encourages the next generation of activists and community organizers.

Annual National & Cross-Cultural Celebration
Tobacco, drug and alcohol free international cultural celebration of UHRI supporters and friends. Participants proudly displace their national costumes, wave the flags of their native countries, play ethnic music and exhibit the foods from their native country. The participants vote to select the winners in various categories, including, best-dressed, best music & best foods, etc.