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Projects supported by the Human Rights Center integrate interdisciplinary academic and experiential learning with human rights and rights-based research and advocacy outcomes. These multifaceted projects are undertaken with partner organizations to enable students to gain and apply learning to human rights and development practice at home and abroad.

Anti-Human Trafficking

Abolition Ohio

In partnership with community members and organizations in the Miami Valley, across the state and the country, AO aims to prevent human trafficking, protect victims and survivors, and help prosecute criminals through awareness-raising, advocacy, education, and research.

Abolition Ohio
Rights-based Development

Human Rights in Malawi

The Malawi Research Practicum on Rights and Development and the Malawi Graduate Fellowship train future human rights advocates and professionals through applied research and working with the community on critical human rights and development issues.

Human Rights in Malawi

Moral Courage Project

Home of Ferguson Voices, and America the Borderland. This project aims to tell the stories of “upstanders”, and identify and celebrate individuals who take risks to make important contributions in their communities during moments of crisis.

Moral Courage Project

Human Rights Center

Keller Hall, Room 455
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2790
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The driving force behind the Center is a diverse group of dedicated faculty, staff, and students each bringing their own expertise and knowledge to our work in the human rights arena.

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