Human Rights Initiatives
Human Rights student groups focus on a variety of different issues related to human rights on a local, regional, and global scale. Human Rights student groups range from organizations like Amnesty International and Roosevelt Institute to Ubuntu and the Refugee Assistance Project.
Human Rights Student Groups
Amnesty International is a grassroots activist organization committed to shining a light on human rights offenses around the world. This international group exposes human rights abuses, educates and movilizes the public, and helps create a safer, more just world.
By raising money and awareness about the current situation in Northern Uganda, Invisible Children seeks to to improve the quality of life of war-affected children.
Lose the Shoes is an annual 3v3 barefoot soccer tournament benefitting HIV/AIDS education. All funds raised go to Grassroot Soccer, an organization that uses the popularity of soccer in Africa to educate youth on HIV/AIDS prevention.
The CC Microfinance Club spreads awareness about the use of microfinance to solve problems of poverty, women's rights, and other issues found in the global south. They work to connect donors from CC to lenders with the hopes of encouraging involvement in the field.
The Nonviolence Club discusses and advocates for principles of non-violence. They implement non-violent practices and initiatives.
Peace Jam aims to create young leaders committed to positive change in the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates.
The Refugee Assistance Progam helps refugee families from around the world adjust to life in Colorado Springs. We provide families with language assistance, help their children with their homework and play games with them.
Roosevelt Institute is a student-run policy organization. They are a chapter of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. Students conduct research and write policy regarding public issues.
The Zuia Project, an initiative of Empowerment Works, Inc., seeks to empower the women and youth of Ugenya, Kenya. Zuia means 'prevention' in Swahili; the essence of this project is to prevent disease and poverty through an interdisciplinary educational approach. The Project offers vocational training for women, low-cost computer courses for youth and other technology services, health education, and leadership development and civic engagement programs for youth and women. The project'’s holistic approach to capacity building offers personal, economic, and health-related development opportunities to the rural community of Ugenya.