Issue-area Working Groups provide human rights defenders with an opportunity to work collectively by sharing information, working on joint projects, and pooling resources and information to robustly engage in a process to protect human rights in the United States. Working Groups meet via video or phone calls as often as needed to build relationships, strategize, create work plans and provide support for its members.
As we progress towards the UPR in November continued advocacy is critical. Through Working Groups you can organize to target your advocacy. USHRN has tools to help you learn which countries are most likely to advocate for your issues based on their past UPR recommendations or their own policies and priorities. You will then reach out to representatives from those countries and provide them with key information that they can question the U.S. government about during the review.
Create a 1-page document on your issue(s) of interest for your working group to give to government representatives at the embassies and missions. Providing this information will ensure that your issues are brought to their attention.
In order to join a Working Group please contact the Working Group Chair AND CC the UPR Coordinator
Kerry McLean: email@example.com.
Donna Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Perez, email@example.com
Jamil Dakwar, ACLU, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramon Montano, email@example.com
Equality and Non-Discrimination
Natalie Collier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Gerisch, email@example.com
Housing, Water & Sanitation
Eduardo Canales, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Human Rights Cities Alliance
People of African Descent
Vickie Casanova-Willis, email@example.com
Crista Noel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sex Workers' Rights
Penelope Saunders, email@example.com
Monica Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual & Gender Rights
Ricci Joy Levy, email@example.com
Jeanne Mirer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Denice Labertew, email@example.com