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.

A Brighter Future, Thanks to You

With your support, UUSC and our grassroots partners have made great strides to advance justice in the face of profound challenges this year: upholding basic human rights in Burma, strengthening vulnerable communities at risk of climate-forced displacement, and defending immigrants and migrants in the United States, to name just a few.

Thank you for being an advocate for human rights and social justice in 2017 and for your support in the future. Watch this short video to see all that you’ve helped make possible this year!

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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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Love Resists Deportation on the Capitol Steps

Josh Leach joined over 180 other activists, supporters, and Dreamers, who were ultimately arrested, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to demand a clean Dream Act and permanent protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders as part of the single largest act of civil disobedience in the Trump era.


UUSC Response to Supreme Court Action on Travel Ban

The current restrictions of the “Muslim ban” are as legally and morally indefensible now as ever. UUSC looks forward to a ruling on the merits of this case that will undoubtedly show that no one, not even the President, has the power to discriminate.


U.S. Withdrawal from Global Compact on Migration is a Failure of Leadership

The Trump administration decision to pull out of talks to develop the Global Compact on Migration is a grave abdication of U.S. leadership and its moral obligations to the international community.