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It’s time to bring the diverse voices from our communities together in strategic conversations about what policies, legislation, and programs will create the change that has to happen, and we have a plan to do just that!

A human rights commission, also known as a human relations commission, is a body set up to investigate, promote or protect human rights. The term may refer to international, national, or subnational bodies set up for this purpose, such as national human rights institutions or truth and reconciliation commissions. At Woodhull, we are taking human rights commissions on the road through events centered around different topics throughout the country.

We will be convening a space for community members to testify about their lived experiences in front of local legislators, researchers, community leaders, and other community members. As a human rights organization, we believe that these events are powerful tools to ensure that our human rights are recognized and enforced by the people with the power to do so.

Sex workers in Oregon organized a human rights commission focused exclusively on sex work and decriminalization. That was the inspiration for Woodhull’s Human Rights Commissions (WHRC).

Next Commission

Fact or Fiction: Sex Trafficking at the Super Bowl
February 10, 2022 • 6:00 pm PT / 9:00 pm ET • Los Angeles, CA

Our first WHRC will be held in person and centered on sex work, with a focus on the human rights violations that result from false rhetoric around sex trafficking at the Super Bowl. We’ll hear testimony from criminal justice reform advocates, sex workers, labor rights activists, health care experts, and researchers in Los Angeles, host city of the 56th annual Super Bowl.

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Every Human Has Rights

Illustration of multiple hands with different skin tones holding a sign that reads “Every Human Has Rights”

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