Prominent Civil Rights, Human Rights, and Migrant Rights Organizations

Introduction

In recent times, there has been an upsurge for several human rights violation all around the United States. They include police brutality, racism, and discrimination on the basis of gender.

This has led to people questioning the existence of organizations that advocate for protection and preservation of human rights. The following are some of the most famous defenders of civil, human and migrant rights.

The American Civil Liberties Union

The American Civil Liberties Union abbreviated as ACLU was founded on 19th January 1920 as a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization whose main objective is the protection and defense of civil rights and freedoms in the United States.

The ACLU works with different organizations and institutions including courts, legislatures, and communities in an effort to protect and preserve individual rights and freedoms that are secured by the Constitution and the laws of the United States. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

For almost 100 years now, the ACLU has been heavily involved in advocating for a variety of noble human rights causes such as equality for LGBT individuals, ending mass incarceration, and establishing new privacy protections for the digital age.

The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-partisan and non-profit human rights organization.

The advocates strive to create lasting and holistic changes both locally and abroad by developing internationally accepted human rights standards aimed at reinforcing the rule of law and promotion of the civil society.

The Advocates for Human Rights have been helping improve the lives of marginalized people including women and children, immigrants and refugees, and ethnic and religious minorities by probing and exposing human rights violations.

The Advocate for Human Rights also helps immigrants and refugees seeking asylum by representing them.

About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who also happen to be the founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times.

This fund was established in a deliberate effort of helping civil rights, human rights and migrant rights advocacy groups operating in Arizona uphold civic participation and freedom of speech.

Lacey and Larkin sued Maricopa County for violation of their First Amendment Rights by the County Sherriff Joe Arpaio.

After a tedious legal battle, the duo finally prevailed in the United States Court of Appeals and the court awarded them a $3.75 million. Lacey and Larkin used the monies to set up the fund.

Mike Baur; A Sensational Figure

Mike Baur is a prospective entrepreneur from Switzerland. He is the cofounder and Managing Partner at Swiss Startup which was established in 2014. The company prospects to training young individuals and molding them into becoming prospective entrepreneurs in future. Mike Baur takes the initiative of speaking with these young individuals in his course of work. His love for business began while he was a young boy and he sought to follow his passion. In doing so, he decided to major in banking at the Swiss Private Bank and learn more about entrepreneurship. He took 20 years before he could commence on making his way up the chain from a commercial apprentice at UBS to being one of the executive board members at a much larger Swiss Private Bank. Learning has always been Baur’s fundamental aim as he sought to major in his career.

Before starting Swiss Startup factory, Baur partnered with two individuals, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, who merged together and founded the company. They then took the move of turning the company into the top most independent CTI Accelerator in Switzerland while being a privately sponsored company. Mike Baur is also recognized as a Speaker on Investor Panel at the WORLDWIDEWEBFORUM Next Generation as he aims at motivating and training young individuals interested in being entrepreneurs. Swiss company takes the fundamental move of providing startups with services, mentoring, financing, coaching, offices and access to large investor and entrepreneurial networks.

Baur takes the initiative of training young individuals through motivational talks that aim at building their entrepreneurial skills. Swiss Startup Factory employs individuals sharing similar ideas and having the ability to create and share the connections they have. Ideally, the company aims at providing reliable and talented young entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Baur has invested most of his time in the Swiss youth entrepreneurship through training and mentoring young individuals on attaining entrepreneurial skills. He has supported various Swiss Startups both financially and as a mentor as well. His education has allowed him to attain the essential knowledge in entrepreneurship field. He has an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York and an Execute MBA from the University of Bern. Baur has been branded as one of the most influential and tactical entrepreneurs in Switzerland through his many duties. He has even been recognized by Wall Street Journal as they took time top profile his career from banking to entrepreneurship.

Hussain Sajwani: Bringing Glitz and Glamour to the Global Property Markets

DAMAC Properties has built a reputation of developing high-end glamorous real estate properties not only in Dubai where it was founded but also across numerous cities in the Middle East and Europe. Under the leadership of its founder, Hussain Sajwani who also serves as the company’s chairman, DAMAC Properties developed and sold glitzy real estate properties in several Middle East cities such as Doha, Riyadh, Beirut and Abu Dhabi among others. It also has properties in London, England. Additionally, the company has expanded its workforce, which currently stands at over 2,000 professionals. As part of its strategic move, Hussain Sajwani has also helped the company list its share at the Dubai financial markets. The unrivalled success of DAMAC Properties especially in overseas properties markets including London has also encouraged Hussain Sajwani to consider listing it shares at the London Stock Exchange through an initial public offering.

 

High Profile Partnerships

 

DAMAC Properties has developed a unique network of high profile partners, which it has used to break into in new markets while maintaining its brand image. One such high profile partners is Trump Organization, which is owned by President J. Trump. Through the partnership, Hussain Sajwani has guided DAMAC Properties into collaboration with Trump International Golf Club to developed two Trump-branded gold courses and several high-end villas. One of the golf courses was opened in February 2017; the second designed in collaboration with Tiger Woods will be opened in 2018 while the villas have already been sold for billions of dollars.

 

DAMAC Properties’ Management

 

As the chairman of the company he founded in 2002, Hussain Sajwani has used his network, academic background and career experience to guide the company to success. The DAMAC owner is known for his suave financial skills, which have been critical for the success of the company during challenging financial times. The Hussain Sajwani family is known for their strong real estate business interests, which gave him a strong foundation. Mr. Sajwani works with a multi-tiered management team with several vice presidents in charge of several dockets including legal, marketing and corporate communications, information technology, marketing and commercial among others. DAMAC Properties also has a board of directors made of executive and non-executive members.

 

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