Northwest Coalition for Human Rights

Northwest Coalition for Human Rights

The mission of the Northwest Coalition for Human Rights (NWCHR) is to facilitate communication and collaboration among groups and individuals addressing human rights to promote human dignity, inclusion, and equal justice.

The coalition, inspired by the Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment,* gives strength to those working at the local level by allowing them to share resources, information, and ideas, as well as making them part of a larger support system.

Who makes up the coalition?

We hope that you do! All are welcome to join and give their input. NWCHR individual members include students, educators, human rights workers and activists, community leaders and members, members of faith and interfaith communities, law enforcement and government officials, non-profit groups, educational institutions, service providers, and other such organizations. We have member organizations and individual members. Visit the NWCHR website to download membership applications.

The University of Idaho Office of Human Rights, Access, and Inclusion (HRAI) serves as the administrative home for the Coalition, and is an ex officio member of the Coalition. The Coalition strives to build strong membership from throughout Idaho and western Washington, as well as from other parts of the Northwest region.

Current Activity

Visit the NWCHR blog to stay up to date with all the latest activities of the NWCHR.

NWCHR Listserv

The NWCHR email list is for people who want to support human rights work in the Inland Northwest. The list focuses on members of the Coalition, though anyone may subscribe and/or send emails to the listserv. NWCHR uses the mailing list to share news, events, questions, educational opportunities, volunteer opportunities, etc. regarding human rights and social justice in our region. Click for subscription instructions. You may send an announcement to the listserv without being a subscriber: Send your email to nwchr@uidaho.edu and, if approved, your message will be send to the mailing list.

* For more information about the history of the Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, see the Idaho Public TV Special: The Color of Conscience: Human Rights in Idaho and Andrea Vogt's book "Common Courage: Bill Wassmuth, Human Rights, and Small-Town Activism."