Crowdsourcing Human Rights seeks to welcome people from every culture and discipline to contribute their skills to promoting and protecting a universal standard of human rights for all people. Today, more than ever, we believe in every person’s ability, regardless of their professional field, education, or financial contribution, to engage in civil society activism, improving conditions around the world, one action at a time.
CHR envisions a world where any person, regardless of race, religion, ethnic identity, gender or sexual preference, nationality, or ability, can live without persecution for aspects of their humanity that they cannot change. We believe in a world where activists worldwide are connected to protect their rights and people's rights everywhere in the world.
Crowdsourcing Human Rights (CHR), is a U.S.-based tax-exempt non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental organization committed to promoting universal respect for the rights of all people.
Crowdsourcing Human Rights is an independent 501(C)(3) started by the Democracy Council of California.
The Democracy Council has decades of experience in human rights and freedom of expression program implementation and activism in the most challenging countries worldwide. The CHR team draws upon decades of human rights program implementation and activism in the most challenging areas around the globe.
It is our belief that large-scale movements are made possible by many small-scale actions. Movements.org, the human rights crowdsourcing platform, was the first project taken on by CHR in late 2016; movements embodies this belief by making one-to-one connections between activists in repressive countries and international volunteers willing and able to offer support.
Following the creation of Movements, Crowdsourcing Human Rights began production of HOMANITY, the first in a series of human rights focused albums featuring artists who have been repressed by censorship in their countries. HOMANITY focuses on censored artists from Iran.