The Human Rights Organizations Project

Housed at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Human Rights Organizations Project (HROP) is engaged in two related initiatives: the Human Rights Perception Polls and its associated website, openGlobalRights.

The Human Rights Perception Poll provides human rights scholars, leaders and strategists with high quality data and analysis on public opinion towards human rights ideas and organizations. The e-zine openGlobalRights, brings this data to life through short articles by leading scholars, practitioners and donors. We translate these articles in up to 24 languages, and disseminate through social media. To amplify our impact, openGlobalRights partners with other online platforms, such as the The Rights Track podcast in the UK, and the Amphibious Accounts blog in Colombia.

The Human Rights Organizations Project is funded by contributions from the Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundation’s Human Rights Initiative, University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science, University of Ottawa, and CIDE, a leading Mexican university.

For details of our work and publications, please see the individual webpages for the Human Rights Perception Polls and openGlobalRights.