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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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Video: Rob Robinson on Panel on Poverty and Human Rights

From the Berkley Center: There is perhaps no social phenomenon more comprehensive in its assault on human rights than poverty. Poverty undermines not only the universal rights to health, housing, food, water, and education, but also impedes the exercise of …
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New Social Contract Webinar Series: Cultivating Food Justice

Modern capitalist food systems have become major sources of labor exploitation, poor health, climate change, ecological destruction, profiteering, animal abuse, and cultural erasure. Join us to hear from three innovative speakers about creative ways that communities and workers are reimagining …
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Worker-Powered Enforcement: Proposals for building & scaling measurably effective enforcement models through public policy

Effective enforcement of basic rights, especially from illegal retaliation in all its forms, is a critical piece of what we need to build back up a large-scale labor movement in this country. But public enforcement has consistently failed to protect …
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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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