RFK Human Rights’ latest resource lists different sources of emergency funding to support journalists and human rights defenders in their crucial work.Learn More
Civic Space and Activists
Across the globe, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights protects civic space by defending fundamental freedoms—to express dissent, hold leaders accountable, and speak truth to power—on behalf of journalists, opposition groups, and human rights defenders in fragile democracies, including right here in the United States.
Countries with serious civic space restrictions
Rate of impunity for crimes of violence against journalists
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U.S. ranking in World Press Freedom Index
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Hussein’s case highlights the urgent need to advance press freedoms in Egypt, one of the world’s most oppressive countries for journalists.Learn More
Monitor Civil Society Freedoms Around the World
See how countries and regions rank on protecting civic space.
Teach the Next Generation How to Defend Civic Space
Use our Speak Truth to Power lesson plans to guide conversations on protecting these fundamental rights.
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The Bolivarian regime has found a sinister way to keep dissidents in check: kidnapping their loved ones to scare them into submission and silence.Learn More
CAMPAIGN—Funds for Freedom
Working with Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp, we’ve invested $1 million to bail people from jails at the height of the pandemic, sparing hundreds from the unjust cruelties of pretrial detention.
CAMPAIGN—Mass Bail Out
Students learn about the policy of perestroika, how President Gorbachev pursued this policy, and how these changes within the Soviet Union led to different relationships with other nations.Learn More
By studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights article on freedom of opinion and information, students will recognize the importance of maintaining free expression as a universal human right.Learn More
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