Georgia Human Rights Union

The Georgia Human Rights Union, a project of the Georgia Citizens’ Coalition on Hunger, is an organization of the low income, homeless and underemployed. We come together as a support group to discuss the issues that keep poor people impoverished.

About GHRU

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948 with the intent of guaranteeing all people a broad range of economic, social, cultural, political and civil rights. However, the United States has not fully embraced these principles, and human rights violations occur on a daily basis. Some violations include lack of food, health care, education and housing.

Our Mission

The Georgia Human Rights Union’s mission is to educate and involve members of our community in the ongoing fight for human rights and economic justice.

Our holistic approach includes doing outreach to the impoverished communities that we serve in our area and helping individuals learn how to create change. The GHRU serves as a space where people can come together and voice the concerns and struggles that they face in their own neighborhoods. At our monthly meetings we help each other recognize these issues as human rights violations and connect them to the larger system of poverty and oppression. We educate each other about our human rights and learn how to fight for these rights.

How to Get Help

The Georgia Human Right Union is primarily able to help out people who currently live in the state of Georgia. However, those who do not live in Georgia may contact us in order to get information for their state.

 

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