Human Rights Action Center

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Human Rights Action Center (HRAC) is based in Washington, D.C. and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


In 2005 HRAC received funding from the Open Society Institute to provide "Support for U.S. Campaign for Burma Activities." [1]

HRAC Accomplishments

  • "Arranged funding for the rebuilding of a garment factory in Bosnia. It now employs over 900 women.
  • Produced the 50th Anniversary event of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights for the United Nations with Wynton Marsalis and Luciano Pavarotti.
  • Produced an album with Jason Rothberg and Ark21 in honor of Eleanor Roosevelt, re: The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights called Punks For Human Rights.
  • Consultant to the Human Rights Fund Of Haiti
  • Consultant the the Free Burma Campaign
  • Visited Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma as well as sending a team of photographers to obtain footage of her for the movement.
  • Consultant to Groovefest, the longest running musical event in the human rights movement.
  • Annually produce an event to remember the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights with artists like Natalie Merchant, Urge, Special Beat, Perry Farrell, Francis Dunnery, Mike Watt, Glen Phillips, Wynton Marsalis.
  • Produced a concert in Bankok for Aung San Suu Kyi in 1999.
  • Given over 50 speeches at conferences and colleges.
  • Promotes a campaign to ask governments to print the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights in their passports.
  • Advise and direct campaigns of other non-profit organizations in the the field of human rights and youth work.
  • Published articles in the Washington Post regarding Northern Ireland (rerun in the International Herald Tribune and Houston Chronicle) and over the world about the future of human rights." [2]



Resources and articles


  1. Grantees, Open Society Institute, accessed July 17, 2007.
  2. HRAC Accomplishments, Human Rights Action Center, accessed July 16, 2007.