The Pittsburgh Human Rights Network (PHRN) is a community education project that seeks to build support for human rights by raising awareness of global human rights issues, encouraging involvement, facilitating collaboration within the region. We work to encourage people to get informed, connected, and involved in their world. The network was developed by Global Solutions Pittsburgh in May of 2009.
The PHRN exists in order to bring international human rights issues into the public conversation in Pittsburgh – putting these issues in the heart of the discussion between students, professionals and the community at large. The PHRN was designed to enable individuals, university student groups, professional organizations, faith-based groups and community-focused organizations in the Pittsburgh area to easily communicate and coordinate with one another, so as to more effectively promote international human rights.
Protecting human rights is no easy task; it requires multiple different types of people working towards this goal in order to have any hope of achieving it. The goal of the PHRN is to become the hub for all human rights activity in the city, facilitating cooperation and discourse in order to make international human rights something that everyone in Pittsburgh cares about and works for.
Student Micro-Grant Program
The PHRN has designed a Student Micro-Grant Program to assist student run organizations in and around the Pittsburgh area in their quest to promote and bring attention to various international human rights issues. The PHRN is seeking grant proposals for up to $500 to support programming that focuses on international human rights issues. These grants support local student organizations in their efforts to advocate and raise awareness about critical international human rights issues. Any recognized student organization at a public or private high school or college in western Pennsylvania is eligible.
The purpose of the grant is twofold; firstly, the PHRN seeks to foster strong community engagement by promoting human rights issues, but we also strive to support the development of students already involved in their organizations as strong, active, and engaged community leaders.
For all the documents necessary to complete the application process, please click the following links:
Disclaimer: The Pittsburgh Human Rights Network does not discriminate in its grant award process on the basis of race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, religion, disability, sex, ancestry, or national origin.
PHRN Bi-Monthly Newsletter
Our bi-monthly newsletter features upcoming events and recent blog posts from GSP, PHRN, and other human rights organizations in the area in order to keep you informed, connected, and involved with all things human rights in Pittsburgh!
Do you have a human rights event or campaign happening in the area and want to see it promoted in our bi-monthly newsletter? Click HERE to find out details about how to get your event listed today!
“Getting Involved, with John Prendergast”
Why should you get involved in human rights in Pittsburgh? See what John Prendergast from the Enough Project has to say about that.
If there are any questions or concerns regarding the Pittsburgh Human Rights Network, the Student Micro-Grant Program, or the PHRN Newsletter please feel free to contact Tim Lessick, Manager of Public Programs at Global Solutions Pittsburgh.