The Human Rights Center works locally, nationally, and internationally to provide training, educational materials, and assistance to professionals, students, and volunteers working to promote and protect human rights.
The Human Rights Education Program strives to raise public awareness, understanding, and support for human rights through integrating human rights principles into formal and non-formal educational settings, including, universities, public schools, and non-profit organizations. The program focuses on collecting, designing and disseminating educational resources, training models and methodologies, and best practices to support educators, students, and activists in their learning, teaching, and advocating for human rights.
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the purpose of which is to bring distinguished mid-career professionals from selected developing nations to the United States for a year of professional networking, academic study, and cross-cultural exchange. Humphrey Fellows are selected because of their potential for leadership in their home countries and work in the fields of law and human rights.
The Human Rights Fellowship Program provides financial support to residents of the Upper Midwest—including students, teachers, lawyers, health professionals, community leaders and others—interested in gaining practical experience with human rights organizations. The Fellowship Program provides hands on training through placements with organizations worldwide.
The Human Rights Center engages in applied human rights research and policy in a number of areas, including the creation of training manuals and educational resources, as well as special projects in areas such as transitional justice and the rule of law and the Guantánamo Defense Project.
The International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) joined the Human Rights Center in 2006. IWRAW focuses on the promotion of women’s human rights using international human rights principles and processes.