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
 39
Global average
 31
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
% Female staff
2021
Human Rights Watch
 64%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 48%
% Female researchers
2021
Human Rights Watch
 70%
United States average
 21%
Global average
 16%

Organisational performance

Financials
2020
Human Rights Watch
 $75,995,592
United States average
 $39,840,739
Global average
 $199,879,694
2019
Human Rights Watch
 $84,899,356

Social

Likes (2022)
Human Rights Watch
2,784,127 
United States average
 89,081
Global average
 32,642
Likes (2021)
Human Rights Watch
2,796,139 
Likes (2019)
Human Rights Watch
2,704,181 
Twitter
Followers (2022)
Human Rights Watch
4,973,058 
United States average
 49,080
Global average
 19,218
Followers (2021)
Human Rights Watch
4,681,284 
Followers (2019)
Human Rights Watch
 4
Subscribers (2022)
Human Rights Watch
 118,000
United States average
 16,605
Global average
 5,610
Subscribers (2021)
Human Rights Watch
 106,000
Subscribers (2019)
Human Rights Watch
 84,600
Followers (2022)
Human Rights Watch
1,153,779 
United States average
 20,355
Global average
 14,670
Followers (2021)
Human Rights Watch
1,099,744 
Followers (2019)
Human Rights Watch
935,000 

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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