Shining a light on human rights in East Asia

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) is running a three week crowdfunding campaign to expand our human rights data collection to more countries in East Asia. If this work fits with your aspirations and hopes for humanity, please join us!

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Incognito

$15k USD since Sep 2020

2
Incognito

$13k USD since Sep 2020

3
Incognito

$3k USD since Sep 2020

4
Incognito

$200 USD since Sep 2020

5
Robert Blanton

$50 USD since Sep 2020

6
Joe Andrasko

$50 USD since Sep 2020

7
Incognito

$50 USD since Sep 2020

8
Charlie Grosso

$25 USD since Sep 2020

9
John Dunlap

$25 USD since Sep 2020

10
Alanna Irving

$10 USD since Sep 2020

Organizations

1
Wigram Capital Advisors Limited

$10k USD since Sep 2020

2
Namaste Foundation

$2k USD since Sep 2020

Today's Balance
$44,042.91
8 new countries
$160,000

About

Help us shine a light on human rights in East Asia


What we do


The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) produces the world’s first and only global Rights Tracker: robust, annual measurements on the human rights performance of countries. These are vital data that civil society, government, and others need to bring about changes that improve people’s lives.  

We partner with human rights defenders who are knowledgeable about their countries, so that our data can further amplify their voices. We know that what gets measured gets improved

Over the last 5 years we have: 

  • Designed and tested innovative research methods to measure human rights. 

  • Produced data on Economic and Social Rights for 197 countries, showing how well countries are using their resources to improve people’s lives. 

  • Expanded our Civil and Political Rights survey to 33 countries to track hard-to-measure rights like freedom from torture and freedom of speech. 

  • Secured foundational funding, including from the Open Society Foundations, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, and a number of impact-oriented private donors.  We will further diversify our institutional funders, but not in time to support this Asia expansion, which must kick off by end-September 2020.

Asia: our next priority


The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented changes in countries around the world. In the midst of this upheaval, the enactment of the National Security Law in Hong Kong has silenced many human rights defenders or forced them to flee to other countries. The world continues to be concerned about persecution of both the Rohingya and Uighur people, and other minority groups. Massive pro-democracy protests have been taking place in Thailand. 

In 2021, we need to expand our civil and political rights measurement to cover more of East Asia. It is vital that HRMI start collecting data in this region now, so that we can track respect for people’s human rights before, during and after the introduction of new security laws, and restrictions related to Covid-19. We are seeking funding to: 

  • Expand our Civil and Political Rights survey, ASAP, to as many countries in East and South East Asia as funding permits. 

  • Increase our data’s impact via targeted communications, translation, and outreach. 

How can you help?


Together, we can shine a light on human rights in this important region of the world. We already have many volunteers contributing their time and energy to HRMI's work. This campaign is about attracting more financial supporters. Money carries the power and intention we give it. If this work is consistent with your aspirations and hopes for humanity, we invite you to join the HRMI team as a financial sponsor.

You can help HRMI produce robust, independent human rights measurements that help focus the world's attention on what really matters: the conditions that allow us each to flourish as human beings.

Will you make a donation today to support this work?

Donations can be tax deductible for anyone paying tax in either New Zealand or the United States. If you wish to take advantage of the tax deduction option, please opt to make your payment by bank transfer rather than credit card, following the instructions provided after you sign up to sponsor this campaign.

This campaign will close on 30 September 2020. If you would like to provide support in a smaller, but steady and ongoing way, please consider supporting us via our Patreon page.

We also invite you to share this opportunity in your networks. Please share the link to this campaign (https://opencollective.com/hrmi), or this 1-page PDF

Thank you!




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See how money openly circulates through Shining a light on human rights in East Asia. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Financial contribution to Shining a light on human rights...

from Incognito9/27/2020

+$200.00USD
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from Incognito9/25/2020

+$50.00USD
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Financial contribution to Shining a light on human rights...

from Incognito9/25/2020

+$15,000.00USD
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Today’s balance

$44,042.91 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $44,042.91 USD