There are thousands of international human rights organizations fighting for the rights of people around the world. Many of these organizations have excellent resources that enable a better understanding of the concept of human rights and some major human rights issues around the world. Many of these organizations also offer different ways to get involved in defending human rights. This is not a comprehensive list, but can provide a starting point.


Act for Sudan 

Action Against Hunger


ADHOC – The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association


Amnesty International

Anera: Improving Lives in the Middle East


Asia Catalyst

Asia Monitor and Resource Centre

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories

Campaign for Freedom of Information

Care International

Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs

Center for Economic and Social Rights

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law

Center for Intercultural Education

Center for International Policy

Disasters Emergency Committee

Equality Now

Foundation for Sustainable Development

The Global Human Rights Education Network

Helping Hand for Relief and Development


Human Concern International

The Humanitarian Forum

Human Rights Watch


IIROSA International Islamic Relief Organization

International Development and Relief Foundation

International Justice Mission

Invisible Children

Islamic Medical Association of North America

Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief WorldWide

Life for Relief and Development

Muslim Aid

Muslim Hands

Not For Sale

Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Palestinian Medical Relief Society

Physicians for Human Rights Israel

Saint David’s Relief Foundation

Seeds of Hope

Small Kindness

SOS Children’s Village

TCF Earthquake Relief

Ummah Relief International (just for Muslims) 


UNRWA for Palestenina Refugees

Yobel Market