Think tank

Human Rights Watch

HWR

New York City, NY, United States

Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. They are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. To ensure our independence, we refuse government funding and corporate ties. We partner with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.hrw.org/

Address:
 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor. New York, NY. 10118-3299 USA |

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
United States
Operating languages
Arabic , Chinese , English , French , Other , Spanish

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1978
Age (years)
Human Rights Watch
 44
United States average
 40
Global average
 33
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Founder gender: Other/Not applicable
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Kenneth Roth (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Kenneth Roth (Executive Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Kenneth Roth
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Human Rights Watch
 170
United States average
 36
Global average
 20
2019
Human Rights Watch
 330
% Female staff
2021
Human Rights Watch
64% 
United States average
41% 
Global average
22% 
% Female researchers
2021
Human Rights Watch
70% 
United States average
 18%
Global average
 6%

Social

Likes (2019)
Human Rights Watch
2,704,181 
United States average
 75,328
Global average
 27,922
Twitter
Followers (2019)
Human Rights Watch
 4
United States average
 34,931
Global average
 16,331
Subscribers (2019)
Human Rights Watch
 84,600
United States average
 12,081
Global average
 6,574
Followers (2019)
Human Rights Watch
935,000 
United States average
 15,724
Global average
 9,121

Data notes

Last updated: 05/03/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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