GI-ESCR elected to the Steering Committee of the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) has been elected to a two-year term on the Steering Committee of the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights. The Midwest Coalition for Human Rights is a network of 56 organizations, service providers, and university centers, that work together to promote and protect human rights in our Midwest region. Through collaboration in the Heartland, we advocate, educate and take action with a strong regional voice on national and international human rights issues.

The Midwest Coalition uses the standards found in international human rights treaties, declarations, and customary norms to guide its work.

The Midwest Coalition works as a network to share information, to respond collectively to urgent human rights issues, to conduct joint investigations, and to sponsor educational programs.

The Coalition recently decided to address issues of social and economic justice in the United States from a human rights perspective, and sought out the GI-ESCR for its expertise in advocating for economic, social and cultural rights.