Build Strong Partnerships and Coalitions
We build strategic partnerships and coalitions with other individuals, nonprofit organizations, and public and private institutions who are similarly committed to promoting structural resilience in place of structural violence. Our partners stem from many different sectors—from medicine and public health to media and education. We aim to help build political power for those who need it most, and to create and support networks that are well-positioned to change norms and advocate for policy, legal, and legislative change for people and animals.
Learn and Share
Through research and analysis, we work with partners to identify policies that effectively and meaningfully advance human and animal rights, health, and wellbeing. We strive to make public institutions work better, particularly for those who have historically been harmed and marginalized. With the aim of sharing best practices and fueling collective problem-solving, we develop interactive educational materials, guidance, and tool kits to promote civic engagement and effective advocacy.
Hold Policymakers Accountable
While avoiding partisanship and endorsement of political candidates, we advocate—at local, national, and international levels—for resources and policy changes that advance human and animal rights, health, and wellbeing. By educating public officials and supporting grassroots activists, we work to hold policymakers accountable.
Move from Advocate to Policymaker
As more human and animal rights advocates serve in public office and government, our dream of recognizing protections from unjust capture, confinement, and abuse—as well as the recognition of positive rights such as safe housing and access to basic healthcare—come that much closer to reality. For those committed to structural change that benefits people and animals through public service, please stay tuned for educational and training opportunities.
Read about how we are helping to create the world we need here.