Our Vision

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.

Protest for health care

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.

Learn More

15 Year Anniversary

Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) is entering our 15th year, and we invite you to join us for this next phase of our journey! We are reimagining our world, building a future grounded in human rights values for people and communities.

Learn More

News View All News

Screen-Shot-2020-03-12-at-7.42.57-AM
News

Our Statement on COVID-19/Coronavirus and Human Rights

As you know, an outbreak of Coronavirus/COVID-19 has been declared here in the U.S. It is clear that the current federal government has neither the competence nor concern for human life necessary to be trusted to properly address this issue. …
Learn More
Screen Shot 2020-02-05 at 6.10.02 PM
News

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative is now Partners for Dignity & Rights

In 2004, three co-founders came together in a small sublet from the Center for Constitutional Rights as the country was still reeling from the political backlash created by 9/11. We saw the rising inequality, the growing darkness in our political …
Learn More
Cathy Albisa
News

A Goodbye from Cathy Albisa, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Partners for Dignity & Rights

In 2004, when I co-founded NESRI (now Partners for Dignity & Rights) with Liz Sullivan-Yuknis and Sharda Sekaran, I imagined so many things: the work we would do with partners, the growth of our organization, and the building of a …
Learn More
Homelessness
News

Reports from the Frontlines of COVID-19

Here are some reports from the frontlines where are partners are doing emergency response work. While this pandemic is new, the underlying needs are not, and the COVID-19 crisis is laying bare deep fault lines that have existed for far …
Learn More