Many philanthropists have demonstrated a keen interest in helping those who are vulnerable to neglect in the society. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who are both journalists are some of those individuals who have remarkably advocated for civil, human and migrant rights.
They have been at the forefront in protecting the rights of the minorities. There are also several other US-based and international groups that fight for equal treatment for all. Here is a list of some of these groups:
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
It is a nonprofit organization which was instituted to protect the Hispanic community from discrimination. The organization which was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin operates from Arizona, its headquarters.
Jim and Larkin have played a significant role in advocating for freedom of expression. Their wake-up call was on October 18, 2017, when they were held in custody for a publication they had made in The Phoenix News Times. The article revealed the dirty dealing of Joe Arpaio, a renowned Sheriff in Maricopa.
Their court case against Maricopa County ended in their favor, and the Courts of Appeal ruled out a settlement of $3.75 million. It is this through this settlement of money that they were able to establish the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
The organization has enabled Larkin and Mike fight for the rights of many individuals and even empowered several organizations that fight for the same course. Their first partnership was with the Colibri Center for Human Rights in 2014.
This organization advocates for human rights of refugees. It does most of its advocacy through the press and diplomacy. Refugees International has been involved with several humanitarian issues in the United States and across the world including North Korea and Cambodia. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
International Committee of the Red Cross, IRC
Founded in 1863, the organization advocates for international humanitarian law as well as the essential human values underlying this law. Geneva citizens established IRC and made their headquarters in Geneva. ICRC operates independently without any influence or interference from any international organization or government.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
This non-governmental body fights for the rights of African Americans. It also protects and supports several racial minority communities across the United States. Since its founding in 1909, the organization has been a significant determinant of how minority communities should be treated.
International Organization for Migration, IOM
It was founded in 1951 to assist refugees and migrants in any problems that they would encounter in third countries. IOM is a network of 42 observers and fifty-nine member states. The organization partners with several international groups since it is an intergovernmental body.
International Rescue Committee, IRC
This association is committed to protecting refugees’ rights and assisting them when in need. IRC focuses on rehabilitation, global emergency relief, and resettlement assistance in addition to advocating for their rights.
Since its establishment, IRC has shown significant commitment to creating self-reliance among refugees and restoring their dignity. IRC is highly active in the United States through its various offices across the country.