An overview of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), a nonprofit organization that advances human rights in the U.S. and around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies. UUSC envisions a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights. We work in four program areas: economic justice, environmental justice, civil liberties, and rights in humanitarian crises.
The Rights in Humanitarian Crises unit works to defend the rights of marginalized groups to relief assistance, participation in reconstruction, and full recovery. We form partnerships with local or national organizations working with marginalized people and we work together to strategize about how to best defend their rights to relief and recovery. We seek to support those people who continue to struggle against the structural inequalities rooted in their societies and exacerbated by emergencies.
Civil liberties are the universal rights and freedoms that protect individuals from abuse by government power. UUSC partners with civil liberties organizations and civil society groups working to defend freedom and rights by strengthening individual liberty and democratic processes.