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View Resource Open Society Justice Initiative

With offices in Abuja, Budapest, and New York, the Open Society Justice Institute "performs law reform activities grounded in the protection of human rights, and contributes to the development of legal capacity for open societies worldwide." To that end, the Institute offers a wide range of helpful resources on its website, including access to its in-house journal, _Justice Initiatives_,...
View Resource ACORN

Since the rise of community activism in large urban areas during the 20th century, a number of large scale organizations have sought to create an umbrella network to support these various advocacy and outreach efforts. One such organization is the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) which is inspired by the struggle for social justice and creating stronger communities. On...
View Resource Institute for Justice

Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice is concerned with protecting civil liberties around the United States, and is currently involved in a number of projects, including investigating the use and application of eminent domain laws and the issue of free speech in the state of Washington. The Institute's homepage provides a good place to start exploring the content offered within their site, as...
View Resource Social Watch

Taken as a whole, Social Watch as an international network of citizens' groups concerned with the "fulfillment of internationally agreed commitments on poverty eradication and equality." These citizens' groups are also responsible for submitting national reports, promoting dialogue about these development priorities, and developing an inclusive strategy in order to bring other groups into the...
View Resource The Ford Foundation

Created in 1936 by Edsel Ford, The Ford Foundation has distributed over $15.6 billion in monies for organizations working on issues such as human rights, social justice philanthropy, and access to education. For visitors new to the site, it's worth starting out by clicking on the "Issues" section. Here they can learn about the eight primary areas of focus within the Foundation, and also learn...
View Resource United Nations Global Issues

Understanding issues such as atomic energy, AIDS, and human rights can be tremendously difficult. The United Nations (UN) is involved in addressing many of these weighty global issues, so it is fitting that they have established this website to provide summary overviews of these pressing matters. Over two dozen topics are covered here, including demining, atomic energy, family, and water. Within...