Human Rights Watch works to protect vulnerable and marginalized people across the globe from persectution and abuse. It does so both by conducting unique research into abusive systems and policies, and by seeking accountability for those who have violated human rights, in order to ensure real and lasting change. General support for Human Rights Watch will continue a long-standing relationship that the Foundation has with this important non-profit organization and will allow it to continue to allocate funds flexibly to strategically respond to the most urgent, far-reaching, and egregious human rights violations taking place around the world and to target, in particular, those where their reporting, advocacy, and outreach will have the deepest and most positive impact on rectifying the situations at hand.
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for general operating support
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. For the last thirty years, it has gathered evidence about human rights violations, exposed its findings to influential policymakers and the broader public, developed specific recommendations for change, and advocated for their adoption. General operating support for Human Rights Watch would build upon its more than decadelong relationship with the Hewlett Foundation.
for general support
fHRW has continued excellent work around the world to protect victims of human rights violations and vulnerable populations from persecution and abuse through on-the-ground research and reporting, dissemination of information to the public and national and international policymakers, advocacy, and by providing evidence to international tribunals. HRW also encourages greater corporate consciousness of its role with respect to international human rights. Some of HRW's current work includes the crisis in Darfur and the spillover violence into Chad, abuses of Iraqi refugees, the decline of democracy in Venezuela, punishment of dissent in Zimbabwe, protection of the legal profession's independence in China, and counterterrorism threats to civil liberties in the United States. Because of its high-quality work, SP is recommending this renewal for twice the size of the grant it is renewing (05-6384).