Discrimination Resources

9to5, National Association of Working Women

Today 9to5 is one of the largest, most respected national membership organizations of working women in the U.S., dedicated to putting working women’s issues on the public agenda. 9to5 is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 211, Milwaulkee, WI, 53202

American Association for Access, Equality, and Diversity

We help our members to be more successful and productive in their careers. We promote understanding and advocacy of affirmative action to enhance access and equality in employment, economic and educational opportunities.
888 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20006

American Association of University Women

AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.
1111 16th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20036

American Indian OIC

The mission of the American Indian OIC is to empower American Indians to pursue career opportunities by providing individualized education, training, and employment services in a culturally rich environment. The organization was founded in 1979 as a practical resource to respond to the considerable education and employment disparities faced by American Indians living in and around South Minneapolis. In the years since its founding, the AIOIC has built a workforce of over 20,000 people from the entire Twin City area and tribal nations across the country and is a nationally recognized leader in the workforce development field. Although it was founded to support people of Native descent, the American Indian OIC’s resources and programs are available to all persons regardless of race, creed, age, gender, or sexual orientation.
1845 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55404


Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and works to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world.
Thomas Clarkson House, The Stableyard, Broomgrove Road, London, SW9 9TL

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
1275 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

CRLAF is a statewide non-profit organization providing legal services and policy advocacy for California’s rural poor. We focus on some of the most marginalized communities: the unrepresented, the unorganized and the undocumented. We engage in impact litigation, community education and outreach, legislative and administrative advocacy, and public policy leadership on the state and local levels in the areas of labor, housing, education, health, worker safety, pesticides, citizenship, immigration, and environmental justice. We seek to bring social justice to rural poor communities throughout California.
2210 K Street, Suite 201, Sacramento, CA, 95816

Campaign for America's Future

Our goal is to forge the enduring progressive majority needed to realize the America of shared prosperity and equal opportunity that our country was meant to be.
1825 K Street NW Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20006-1254

Compassion Over Killing

Compassion Over Killing (COK) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with an additional office in Los Angeles, CA. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and nonhuman.
PO Box 9773, Washington, DC, 20016

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 210, Berkeley, CA, 94703

Equal Rights Advocates

Equal Rights Advocates protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls.
1170 Market Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA, 94102

Equality Now

Our Mission: to achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.
P.O. Box 20646 Columbus Circle Station, New York, NY, 10023

Feminist Majority Foundation

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) was created to develop bold, new strategies and programs to advance women's equality, non-violence, economic development, and, most importantly, empowerment of women and girls in all sectors of society. All programs of the FMF endeavor to include a global perspective and activities to promote leadership development, especially among young women. Along with reproductive rights and access to reproductive technology, the FMF's programs have focused on the empowerment of women in law, business, medicine, academia, sports, and the Internet.
1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 801, Arlington, VA, 22209

Free the Children

Free The Children is an international charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all children are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. We work domestically through We Day and We Act to educate, engage and empower youth to become active local and global citizens. Through our holistic and sustainable development model—Adopt a Village—we work to remove barriers to education and to empower communities to break the cycle of poverty.
233 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON, M5A 2L2

Freedom House

Freedom House was established in 1941 in New York City. Its creation was a result of a merger of two groups that had been formed, with the quiet encouragement of President Franklin D.Roosevelt, to encourage popular support for American involvement in World War II at a time when isolationist sentiments were running high in the United States.
1301 Connecticut Ave. NW Floor 4, Washington, DC, 20036

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.
30 Winter Street, STE 800, Boston, MA, 02108

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

GLSEN is a national education organization working to ensure safe schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
90 Broad St. 2nd FL., New York, NY, 10004

Generations United

To improve the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all.
25 E Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC, 20001


GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT equality. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.
New York, NY

Global March Against Child Labor

To mobilise worldwide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children, especially the right to receive a free and meaningful education and the right to be free from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be harmful to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development.
1925 K Street, NW SUITE 300, Washington, DC, 20005

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality

HOPE is a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to provide a critical voice to Latinas to develop their personal growth, prosperity, and political clout. Throughout the years, HOPE has served the Latina community with innovative programming that provides leadership development, statewide networking opportunities, experiential learning, and one on one interaction with local, state, and federal officials and agencies.
634 South Spring St., Suite 920, Los Angeles, CA, 90014

International Center for Research on Women

ICRW was founded in 1976 in response to concerns that international development interventions were benefiting men and women unequally – to the detriment of entire societies. At the time, women’s roles and responsibilities, their needs and concerns, and their contributions and constraints were invisible to those who determined how countries spent funds to combat poverty, illiteracy and poor health. ICRW was established to make visible the invisible.
1120 20th St NW, Washington, DC, 20036

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1505, New York, NY, 10038

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
120 Wall St., 19th Floor, New York, NM, 10005-3904

Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation

MVFR is a community led by family members of murder victims and the executed that advocates for the repeal of the death penalty. Understanding that victim families are on a spectrum of recovery, MVFR identifies, engages and mobilizes its members to build communities of support that educate the public on the harms of the death penalty, the true needs of the victim families and the transformative power of restorative justice to promote a more compassionate and just society. MVFR works with a variety of individuals and organizations that share our commitments to build a safer society and heal the damage caused by violence.
P.O. Box 27764, Raliegh, NC, 27615

National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) team envisions a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life. Learn more about our credo, programs, events, and more below.
32 Laight Street, Second Floor, New York, NY, 10013

National Aids Treatment Advocacy Project

NATAP is a New York State non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 Federal tax-exempt status. Our mission is to educate individuals about HIV and Hepatitis treatments and to advocate on the behalf of all people living with HIV/AIDS and HCV. Our efforts in these areas are conducted on local, national, and international levels.
580 Broadway, Suite 1010, New York, NY, 10012

National Association for Bilingual Education

National Association for Bilingual Education- The only national professional organization devoted to representing Bilingual Learners and Bilingual Education professionals.
8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite 700, Silver Spring, MD, 20910

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a 23-member board of directors – is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
333 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC, 20003

National Committee on Pay Equity

The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), founded in 1979, is a coalition of women's and civil rights organizations; labor unions; religious, professional, legal, and educational associations, commissions on women, state and local pay equity coalitions and individuals working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity.
555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20001-2029

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20005

National Indian Council on Aging

The mission of NICOA is to advocate for improved comprehensive health, social services and economic well-being for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.
10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 210, Albuquerque, NM, 87111

National Organization for Women

NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the U.S. We take action to bring women into full participation in society -- sharing equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.
1100 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20005

National Partnership for Women and Families

We believe that actions speak louder than words. And for four decades, we have fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families.
Today, we promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC, 20009

National Urban League

The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
120 Wall St., New York, NY, 10005

Native American Rights Fund

Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.
1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO, 80302

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
1828 L Street, NW Suite 660, Washington, DC, 20036

Pro-Choice Public Education Project

The Pro-Choice Public Education Project is dedicated to engaging young women on their terms around the critical issue of reproductive freedom. Historically, the reproductive rights movement has marginalized young women, women of color, and low-income women, among other groups. PEP works to bridge the gap between organizations and diverse young women by both listening to young women's stories, and by working with organizations to help them meet young women where they are.
PO Box 3952, New York, NY, 10163 ­­

Project Equality

Project Equality believes in equality and justice in the workplace. We unite the corporate, nonprofit, education and religious communities into a force for equality, justice and fairness in the workplace. Through facilitated discussions community leaders identify and establish best practices that enhance workplace fairness. We work collaboratively to spotlight the best resources in our region that empower fairness in the workplace.
P.O. Box 7085, Kansas City, MO, 64113-0085

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.
RPC was formed in December 1996 by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through the merging of two organizations he founded earlier, People United to Serve Humanity (PUSH, 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Oakland, we work to make the American Dream a reality for all our citizens and advocate for peace and justice around the world. We are dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless.
Our mission is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world.
930 E 50th Street, Chicago, IL, 60615

Service Members Legal Defense Network

OutServe-SLDN is the association for actively serving LGBT military personnel and veterans. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. OS-SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. Since 1993, our in-house legal team has responded to more than 12,000 requests for assistance.
PO Box 65301, Washington, DC, 20035-5301

Speak Up

SpeakUp! provides Youth, Educators, and Parents the skills, opportunity and support to SpeakUp! and be heard on the critical topics of today.

SpeakUp! enables youth to make positive life choices--and parents and educators to support them--as they navigate the journey to become happy, confident adults.
528 East Lancaster Avenue Suite 50, St. Davids, PA, 19087

Student Press Law Center

The Student Press Law Center is an advocate for student First Amendment rights, for freedom of online speech, and for open government on campus. The SPLC provides information, training and legal assistance at no charge to student journalists and the educators who work with them.
1101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1100, Arlington, VA, 22209

The Arc

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
1825 K Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC, 20006

The Concerned for Working Children

The Concerned for Working Children is a not-for-profit secular, democratic development agency based in Bengaluru, India. Active since the late 1970s, we were one of the first organisations in India to focus on working children and their needs. We have since become widely recognised as a world leader in chidren’s rights, particularly children’s right to self determination.
303/2 L B Shastri Nagar Vimanapura Post, Bangalore, 560 017

The League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20036-4508

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.
94 rue de Montbrillant, Geneve, Switzerland, 1202

United Students Against Sweatshops

United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is a grassroots organization run entirely by youth and students. We develop youth leadership and run strategic student-labor solidarity campaigns with the goal of building sustainable power for working people. We define “sweatshop” broadly and consider all struggles against the daily abuses of the global economic system to be a struggle against sweatshops.

We envision a world in which society and human relationships are organized cooperatively, not competitively. We struggle towards a world in which all people live in freedom from oppression, in which people are valued as whole human beings rather than exploited in a quest for productivity and profits.
1155 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20036

Women's Environment & Development Organization

WEDO views strong and diverse partnerships as integral to meeting its goals. It allies with women’s organizations; environmental, development and human rights organizations; governments; and intergovernmental organizations, including the United Nations, to achieve its mission. WEDO’s core competency has been high-level advocacy in international arenas, while building bridges among a range of stakeholders.
355 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10017-6603

Workplace Fairness

Workplace Fairness believes that fair treatment of workers is sound public policy and good business practice, and that free access to comprehensive, unbiased information about workers' rights - without legal jargon - is an essential ingredient in any fair workplace.
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