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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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Dairy Workers Call on Hannafords for Justice

The Milk With Dignity campaign to win basic workers’ rights from Hannaford Supermarkets continues. See recent reporting from Prism news, VT Digger, and Maine and VT Public Radio.
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Worker-driven Social Responsibility Model Adopted by More Workers and Industries

The Worker-driven Social Responsibility model for expanding and protecting workers’ rights continues be adopted by more workers, and gain attention among scholars and other allies. Read the latest links, as the WSR work is analyzed in the Business and Human …
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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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