Youth celebrating Pittsburgh becoming the 5th Human Rights City in the US
In 2011 Pittsburgh City Council issued a proclamation declaring Pittsburgh the 5th Human Rights City in the United States. It is time for our city to live up to its pledge to protect our citizen’s rights. On December 10th we will highlight the various human rights concerns we would like addressed by the new administration.
MORRISTOWN -- About 20 Morris County residents are walking eight miles from Headquarters Plaza to the County College of Morris in Randolph today, demanding the school change its admission policy to enroll young people living in Morris County and require they pay only in-county tuition regardless of their immigration status.
On December 10, 2008, Human Rights Day, at the urging of the People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning (PDHRE) and AFSC’s D.C. Peace and Economic Justice Program, the D.C. City Council proclaimed the District of Columbia a Human Rights City to mark the 60th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Washington, D.C. has joined a successful worldwide movement that includes more than 17 cities in 6 countries. Read the D.C.
Who we are
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.