About the benefitting charity:
In a world where freedom is not guaranteed for all, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) is the only organization that serves vulnerable immigrant survivors of abuse and persecution by mobilizing its volunteer network of professional talent to provide pro bono legal and social services because HRI believes that human rights for all of us can only be achieved through human rights for each of us.
• survivors of international human rights abuses and persecution
• unaccompanied immigrant children who flee from violence, and have been
abused, abandoned or neglected by one or both parents
• immigrants who are victims of domestic violence and violent crime
HRI handles over 1000 cases and serves nearly 600 individual clients per year. It is the only organization that provides legal and social services to its clients for free using its efficient pro bono model (a value of approximately $5M annually in legal fees alone). This multiplies every donor dollar by nearly six.
Real life client stories:
• Against All Odds... a client story: After having his throat cut and being stabbed in the abdomen, no one imagined Luis would make it this far but HRI and its pro bono network ensured Luis could live safely in the United States and pursue his dreams.
• Another client story: Escaping his country after surviving a plot to kill him and his family, HRI successfully helped Hassan win his asylum case.
About Human Rights Day:
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly invited all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. 70 years have passed since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was formalized and we still have a long way to establish human rights for all.
About Human Rights Day DFW:
A group of business professionals in the DFW metroplex have come together to bring awareness to Human Rights Day by raising funds in support of immigrant survivors of human rights abuses living in DFW.
How to participate/contribute:
You can do either of the following:
1) Make an online contribution to one of the teams. Your contribution will be tax
2) Form a team with the commitment to raise at least $250 from your network of
family, friends, colleagues. If you're interested in forming a team, please email: