Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an independent organisation that investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. HRW works to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. HRW helps by their investigations and reports, but also partners with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.
War in Ukraine
Naturally HRW's focusses intensively on the war in Ukraine. There, Human Rights Watch has been busy investigating what’s happening on the ground, including scrutinizing the weapons being used in the conflict. They document this very thoroughly through foto and film material and thus are able to expose attacks on innocent civilians. Of course they work with experts who know exactly how the weapons work and whether or not they are indiscriminating: so to which extent the weapons used are accurate and reliable. If this is not the case, the risk of making innocent casualties is much higher, and these war crimes can be proved.
Reporting leads to justice
HRW employs people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and investigators. They direct their advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. HRW is very active in reporting on child marriage, causing more and more countries to take action. Also, they have reported on the crimes committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria, ensuring that the world is aware of what is still happening there. A necessary first step to bringing justice for the victims.
HRW always wishes to ensure its independence, therefore they refuse government funding and carefully review all donations. UP TO DO GOOD wishes to support Human Rights Watch in its mission to protect vulnerable minorities and therefore has selected them as one of the goals to which we donate part of our proceeds.