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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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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Partner Spotlight: Ursula Rakova

Keeping Carteret Island culture alive during climate-forced relocation “We feel that climate change violates our rights to continue to live on the island that we were born on and that […]

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Workers Organizing for Welcoming Communities

Across the country, in cities large and small, people are organizing to build communities that are inclusive, embrace new members, and celebrate the diverse contributions and experiences of all their residents.

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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.

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