The City College of New York

The series of lectures, conversations, film showings, exhibitions, and courses brings together faculty, students, and staff at CCNY and the New York City community to examine human rights through multiple lenses.


New York City is home to a large number of NGOs and organizations dedicated to the advancement of human rights around the world. The following list is a small representation of organizations based here in the city, and throughout the global community. For more information, please click on the links below:

Human Rights:

Advocates for Human Rights

Amnesty International

American Civil Liberties Union

Anti-slavery International

Article 19, Global Campaign for Free Expression

Association for the Prevention of Torture

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Center for Economic and Social Rights 

Center for Human Rights and Environment 

Citizens for Global Solutions

Council on Foreign Relations

Crosspoint Anti Racism

CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College

CUNY School of Law Public Interest Initiatives

Doctors Without Borders

Equitas International Centre for Human Rights Education

European Roma Rights Centre

FIDH - International Federation for Human Rights

Freedom House

Global Campaign for Peace Education

Global Governance Watch

Global Rights

HIV / AIDS Info Balkan

Human Rights Forum

Human Rights Institute of the Bar

Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems

Human Rights Internet

Human Rights Watch

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Council on Human Rights Policy

IFEX - International Freedom of Expression Exchange

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights

International Human Rights Network

International Justice Resource Center

International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net)

International Service for Human Rights

International Society for Human Rights



Mandat International

Minority Rights Group International (MRG)

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc (LDF)

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)

National Endowment for Democracy

New York Center for Interpersonal Development

Odyssey Networks

Open Society Foundations

People's Movement for Human Rights Learning

Physicians for Human Rights


Safe Horizon

Sanctuary for Families

South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre

St. Paul's Foundation

SUNY Center for International Development

Tanenbaum Center for Inter-religious Understanding

Tribal Link Foundation, Inc

Universal Rights Network

Vera Institute of Justice