At the nexus of technology and human rights, Movements connects dissidents in closed societies with individuals around the world with skills to help.
This powerful combination provides those fighting for human rights in dictatorships with the expertise they need to strengthen their voice. Movements takes out the middleman in human rights and creates links to strengthen dissidents and weaken dictators.
It gives average people with unique skills the ability to help activists in need. Crowdsourcing the fight for human rights is a new solution to an old problem. Movements is where anyone with a skill - artists, writers, journalists, translators, technologists, PR experts, policy-makers and more - can connect directly with human rights activists in closed societies.
Our philosophy is that big, collective actions are only possible through small, individual ones. Everyone has a role to play.
Movements.org was created by Advancing Human Rights, a New York-based organization, and its ownership was transferred to Democracy Council in 2016. Democracy Council uses the tools of democracy and technology to empower civil and human rights activists and to support dissidents in closed societies who are struggling to attain basic human rights.
We thank Guerilla Software who has generously donated their time and creativity to shape the initial vision of Movements.org. Ronin Analytics designed the digital security perimeter that protects our users from breaches of privacy. We also recognize and thank Google Ideas for their technological innovations, encouragement, and support towards Movements.org.