Grassroots International

Defending Human Rights

The struggle for justice often brings activists into direct confrontation with the forces of power interested in maintaining inequality through control over resources.

Grassroots works with local, regional, national and international organizations who monitor and document human rights abuses and defend economic, social, cultural and environmental rights including the rights to food, water and land.

We make grants for training of local human rights monitors; legal defense for resource rights activists; communications, education and training to raise public awareness of resource rights as human rights; and presentation of documentation or cases at regional or international human rights bodies.

We also advocate on behalf of our partners and allies, insisting that their local, state and national governments comply with and enforce the law and that transnational corporations like Monsanto and global financial institutions like the World Bank are held accountable to local and national laws and international standards of human rights and environmental justice.

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