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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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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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Job Announcement: Co-Executive Director

In partnership with communities, Partners for Dignity and Rights (formerly NESRI) works to build a broad movement for economic and social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. We use a Co-Executive Director model to collaboratively manage and …
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New Video: Pay Women Garment Workers a Living Wage!

Today we released the second of three videos starring Kristina Wong and highlighting the issues faced by women garment workers! We are standing together to demand that clothing retailers pay the workers who make their clothes a living wage. Globally, …
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Creating Community Controlled, Deeply Affordable Housing: A Resource Toolkit for Community Activists & Allied Community-Based Housing Developers

We are excited to announce the release of Creating Community Controlled, Deeply Affordable Housing: A Resource Toolkit for Community Activists & Allied Community-Based Housing Developers. Community controlled housing is reaching extremely low income (ELI) households, providing them with both permanent …
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