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
 43
United States average
 38
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: N/A
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
 37
Global average
 75
2019
Human Rights Watch
 330
% Female staff
2021
Human Rights Watch
 1%
United States average
 1%
Global average
 0%
% Female researchers
2021
Human Rights Watch
 70%
United States average
 20%
Global average
 15%

Organisational performance

Financials
2020
Human Rights Watch
 $75,995,592
United States average
 $39,937,649
Global average
 $43,166,416
2019
Human Rights Watch
 $84,899,356

Social

Likes (2021)
Human Rights Watch
2,796,139 
United States average
 86,712
Global average
 31,343
Likes (2019)
Human Rights Watch
2,704,181 
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Human Rights Watch
4,681,284 
United States average
 46,907
Global average
 18,358
Followers (2019)
Human Rights Watch
 4
Subscribers (2021)
Human Rights Watch
 106,000
United States average
 15,377
Global average
 5,251
Subscribers (2019)
Human Rights Watch
 84,600
Followers (2019)
Human Rights Watch
935,000 
United States average
 15,265
Global average
 8,281

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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