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Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) envisions a just world where everyone is treated with dignity, everyone’s human needs are met, and everyone can thrive and reach their full potential.

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Our History

Over our history, Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly known as National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) has worked deeply in partnership with community organizations across the country.

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Affordable for Whom

Affordable for Whom?

As a human right, housing must be habitable, accessible, culturally adequate, healthy, proximate to what we need, secure from forced eviction and affordable. Partners for Dignity & Rights with over 200 activists from across the country called out those programs in the first “Affordable for Whom?” national conference.

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Our Response to the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v Wade

Today, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade, opening the way to statewide bans across the US. In response, we grieve, we rage, and we prepare to continue this struggle. We knew today was coming, but that does not …
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Dignity in Schools Statement on the Killings in Uvalde, TX

Solutions for school-based shootings rely on Community, not Cops  As more details emerge from the tragic events in Uvalde, Texas, the mythologies that undergird the ‘necessity’ of policing quickly unravel. Still, the immediate calls to “harden” schools, and increase the …
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From the Ground Up: Community Centered Policies to Scale Equitable Development

Opposition to development projects has produced community agreements advancing affordable housing, work with dignity, education, and other human needs. And equity-based policy frameworks are long overdue and promising. But until we directly confront the issue of land, its value, its …
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New Social Contract in the Time of COVID-19

A New Social Contract in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has helped clarify what is essential. Read news and analysis from our work to address the systemic issues behind this crisis.

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