UUSC advances human rights through grassroots collaboration. In more than a dozen countries throughout the world, UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression. Our innovative approach and measurable impact — in promoting economic justice, bolstering environmental justice, and protecting rights at risk — are grounded in the belief that all people have inherent power, dignity, and rights.

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It has been a trying time, but our shared vision of a world free from oppression provides fuel in the fight to advance human rights. Working together, we continue to activate strategies that confront unjust power structures and challenge oppressive policies.

Today, we’re taking a moment to make note of what fuels us to advance human rights, and your friendship and support is at the top of that list. We’d love to learn what’s on yours. Please tell us what sustains you in the fight for a world free from oppression.

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Focus Areas

Environmental Justice

Increasing temperatures and variable precipitation are intensifying natural disasters, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, intensifying droughts and causing widespread flooding disproportionately impact marginalized populations by multiplying their risks, widening inequalities, and threatening their basic human rights and dignities.

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Economic Justice

Economic justice is essential for securing basic human rights, alleviating poverty, and achieving a more just world. UUSC’s Economic Justice Program partners with grassroots organizations to protect the rights of workers and advocate for fair wages, fair, treatment, and safe work environments.

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Rights at Risk

In extreme situations of natural disaster, armed conflict, genocide, forced migration, and systematic injustice, the Rights at Risk Program strategically addresses the needs of the most vulnerable by providing aid and pursuing structural change.

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Everything that Counts: Learning from our Nepal partners

Throughout our week-long visit, we were granted many opportunities to listen and learn not only about the earthquakes’ destruction and injustices exposed but also the ways in which individuals, families, and entire communities tapped into their resilience and power to support one another.


UUSC Joins the Call to #PressforProgress this International Women’s Day!

On March 8, we reflect on what each of us at UUSC can do in our daily lives to “Press for Progress,” dedicating our energy to global activism on women’s rights. Join us!


Hurricane Harvey: Fear and Courage after the Storm

Syma Mirza and Kathleen McTigue traveled to Houston, Tex. to meet with UUSC partners providing disaster relief and recovery assistance to those affected by the storm.