Partners for Dignity & Rights

We envision 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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Watch: Puerto Rico & Hawaii: Building Power with Energy Democracy

How can communities build power in the face of colonization, natural disasters, and corporate profiteering? In Puerto Rico and the Hawaiian island of Molokai, residents have been grappling with some of the highest energy costs in the nation, while for-profit …
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Read: A New Tool to Take on Predatory Landlords and Fight Evictions

From a new article in In These Times by Philippa Rizopoulos, a fellow at Partners for Dignity & Rights. Renting a home in the United States too often feels like a game you’re predestined to lose. Landlords jack up the rent, refuse …
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Co-Governing Toward Multiracial Democracy

All over the country, communities are shifting decision-making power to neighborhood residents, students and teachers, workers and tenants, and introducing real accountability to make sure that governing institutions uphold everyone’s fundamental human rights. Partners for Dignity & Rights and Race …
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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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