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.

Ethnic cleansing in Burma must end

Your voice is urgently needed to advance legislation that will end the continuing violence against the Rohingya in Burma.

Legislation has been introduced that will make a genuine difference for the Rohingya by ending U.S. support of the Burmese military and holding those responsible for the atrocities  and violence accountable. Sign and send a letter to your Members of Congress urging them to cosponsor S. 2060/H.R. 4223 today.

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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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Withdrawal from the Human Rights Council a Shortsighted Blunder

UUSC is deeply disappointed by the President’s shortsighted move, which will only serve to further isolate the United States and limit our country’s ability to engage in diplomacy in support of human rights.


Immigration Bill Targets Families and Asylum-Seekers

The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 would further militarize the border, continue to restrict lawful immigration, and close avenues for asylum-seekers to seek protection, while failing to […]


Sessions’ Asylum Decision Recklessly Endangers Women and Children

UUSC is outraged by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to refuse asylum to survivors of domestic abuse and gang violence.