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.

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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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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.

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New Social Contract Tour Coming to a City Near You

What would our values look like in practice if our whole society was built around them? The New Social Contract Tour will bring national and local leaders together and put these community and social-movement solutions onto the national stage and …
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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 …
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