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.

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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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The Cost of Dissent in Honduras

Kathleen McTigue returns from a week-long emergency interfaith delegation to Honduras, where the government has been brutally responding to activists peacefully protesting the results of the November 2017 election.


Wheels Down in Nepal

Leigh Meunier and Michael Kourabas travel to Kathmandu, Nepal. During the trip they will share space with our wonderful partners, hearing their experiences and how their response to the 2015 earthquakes and flooding unfolded.


Syria TPS Decision Provides Needed Relief, But Not Nearly Enough

UUSC welcomes reports that the Trump administration has decided to renew TPS for Syrians living in the United States, while expressing dismay and consternation that this provision will not cover Syrians arriving after August 1, 2016.