Hear from attorneys at Center for Justice & Accountability about civil litigation defending human rights in Somali, Colombia, Guantanamo, and elsewhere. Refreshments available, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-544-0444
Everyday immigrants suffer human rights abuses due to federal and local immigration enforcement. Making those stories heard is the first step toward change.
Through recording, monitoring, and disseminating stories, we demonstrate the injustice of current policies. The HURRICANE initiative allows communities to analyze the challenges they face, develop a stronger shared analysis, and determine their own demands for just policy change.
Come learn how to document abuses in your community.
When Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana arrived in the United States from his native Democratic Republic of the Congo, he didn’t expect to encounter some of the economic realities here. Settling in Washington, D.C., he became director of AFSC’s Peace and Economic Justice Program where he came face-to-face with the homeless who camped out on his office doorstep.
International treaties, conventions, and declarations provide basic guidelines for the treatment of prisoners. However, those guidelines are routinely ignored by the U.S. criminal justice system. “Inalienable rights: Applying international human rights standards to the U.S. criminal justice system” is meant to help illuminate—and eliminate—this hypocritical double standard.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.