June 12, 2024

IMPACT IN ACTION – Featuring Fiscal Sponsorship Partner: Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG)


Featuring Fiscal Sponsorship Partner: Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG)

Community Partners believes that collaboration is key when it comes to turning ideas into action for social impact. It involves working together with different stakeholders, including governments, NGOs, and individuals, to address human rights issues and create lasting change. One organization that has been at the forefront of the human rights movement is the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG).

HRDAG is a global, non-profit organization that uses data analysis to expose human rights violations and advocate for justice and accountability. Community Partners is proud to be serving as their fiscal sponsor supporting their work using data, research and analysis to advance justice in the United States and abroad. Similar to other Community Partners such as Slate-Z, Mirror Memoirs, and Organizing Rooted in Abolition Liberation and Empowerment, HRDAG focuses on transformative impact on the lives of individuals and communities, particularly in the fight against racial inequality and solutions for social justice like reducing racial disparities in pre-trial detention.

“At HRDAG, we use data science for justice by engaging with partners who work to make their communities safer and more fair. We start every project by listening deeply to what our partners want and need to know, and then we figure out how to use their data to tell their stories.”  Megan Price, executive director of HRDAG

Racial equity is a critical aspect of human rights and Community Partners continue to build partnerships and solutions tackling racial discrimination and inequality such as systemic racism, police brutality and hate crimes. HRDAG has been working tirelessly to address these issues and bring about racial equity through their data-driven approach. Most recently they have been teaching basic data processing and analysis to researchers at the Invisible Institute in Chicago and the Innocence Project in New Orleans, two powerful initiatives advocating for justice reform.

One of the ways HRDAG has made a significant impact is through their collaboration with local organizations and communities, such as the Pulitzer Prize winning Invisible Institute, Innocence Project and Kilómetro Cero in Puerto Rico. By working closely with these groups, they are able to gather data and evidence of human rights violations and use it to advocate for change, such as criminal reform and police violence. This collaboration also ensures that the voices of those affected by these violations are heard and included in the decision-making process, a critical component for sustainable change throughout all of our communities.

Another crucial aspect of HRDAG’s work is their focus on data analysis. By using statistical methods and data science, they are able to uncover patterns and trends in human rights violations that may otherwise go unnoticed. This data is then used to inform policies and interventions that can address these issues effectively. HRDAG’s data-driven approach has been instrumental in bringing about transformative change in many communities.

In addition to their work on racial equity, HRDAG also focuses on other human rights issues, such as gender-based violence, forced displacement, and access to justice. Their efforts have not only helped to bring justice to victims of human rights violations but also to prevent future violations from occurring.

Community Partners believe that human rights are essential for the well-being and dignity of every individual, and it is our collective responsibility to protect and promote them. HRDAG’s work in collaboration with local organizations and communities has had a transformative impact on the lives of many individuals, particularly in the fight against racial inequality. By using data analysis and working together, ideas can turn into action, creating a more equitable and just society.

Let’s continue to support and collaborate with organizations like HRDAG to ensure that human rights are respected and upheld for all.

To learn more about the important work of HRDAG, visit their website at https://hrdag.org


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