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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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Listen: Black Land and Black Liberation with Njera Keith and Kristina Brown of 400+1

On the latest episode of The Next World podcast from Partners for Dignity & Rights, we talk with Njera Keith and Kristina Brown, the co-founders and Ministers of Cohesion of 400+1, a Black cooperative federation based in Texas. Together, we …
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Listen: Seventeen Years After Hurricane Katrina, Still Organizing for Education Justice

Seventeen years after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and the federal government abandoned the people of New Orleans, we still mourn, and we still organize. On the latest episode of The Next World podcast from Partners for Dignity & …
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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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