What is a Human Rights Activist?

Human Rights Activist Job Description

Human rights activists undertake important advocacy work for the purpose of changing the human rights related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions. They accomplish this by performing in-depth investigations concerning allegations of human rights abuse, and by executing high-profile advocacy campaigns.



Human Rights Activist Job Description

• Monitor human rights developments in various countries

• Conduct on-site human rights abuse investigations

• Draft reports and articles concerning human rights conditions

• Engage in media outreach and advocacy aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations

• Research various human rights issues such as police brutality, abuse against migrant workers, corporal punishment of schoolchildren, criminal defamation and civil rights



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