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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Answering the Call for Solidarity and Action in Honduras

Rev. Kathleen McTigue joins an international delegation to Honduras to shine a light on the struggle and amplify the voices of those who are being ignored and silenced. UUSC has long been a champion of Honduran human rights groups, supporting our grassroots partners financially and working to lift up the stories and urgency behind their struggles.

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Trump Administration Continues Anti-Immigrant Assault with Decision to End TPS for Salvadorans

This move throws life into chaos for thousands who call the United States home. UUSC condemns the decision to end temporary protected status (TPS) for Salvadorans and calls on Congress to pass permanent protections for all long-term TPS holders.

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An Interview With Rachel Freed, Vice President And Chief Program Officer

Rachel Freed talks about her past work in human rights, what drew her to UUSC, and her most memorable moments with the organization thus far.

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