The Human Rights Institute (HRI) works to maximize the impact of human rights advocacy and strengthen the institutions that promote and protect human rights. We collaborate with human rights defenders to transform advocacy by ensuring that the voices of impacted individuals drive social change, shifting power imbalances between the Global South and Global North, and incubating new advocacy strategies. HRI also empowers lawyers, activists, and practitioners to use international human rights tools effectively through research, resource development, capacity building, and critical reflection on developments in the human rights field.