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Human-rights Brigades @

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
John Kelly
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CHAPTER STATS

$26,958

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BRIGADES

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Human Rights Brigades at the University of California Santa Barbara is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The UCSB chapter systematically works with more than 350 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran, Panamanian, and Ghanaian community members annually. Human Rights Brigades is a program within Global Brigades. Global Human Rights Brigades empowers rural communities in Panama Este to overcome barriers to access to justice through educational workshops and legal counsel. Volunteers have the opportunity to get hands on legal experience working on cases with meaningful impact under licensed international lawyers.
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Annual Chapter Contribution
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Fundraise with your Human Rights Brigades chapter on campus to meet the minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution. The annual chapter contribution directly supports the Women’s Empowerment Fund, which enables year-round community programming carried out by our local teams. The Women’s Empowerment Fund is a critical component of GB’s Sustainable Transition Plan. Once a partner community has met specific health and economic development goals and brigades are no longer necessary, GB transitions projects fully to the community and offers follow-up with our local staff. The more you fundraise, the more impact we make together!
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Annual Chapter Contribution
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

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UC Santa Barbara Human Rights June 2015 Panama
Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 25, 2015

Global Brigades offers 7-day Human Rights Brigades throughout the year in Panama. Human Rights Brigades primarily work with rural communities that are under-resourced and largely unaware of their own legal rights. Throughout the week, Human Rights Brigades volunteers shadow Panamanian lawyers to provide pro-bono legal consulting to rural communities. A free legal clinic provides opportunities for volunteers to not only receive experience with Panamanian legal professionals but also experience first-hand the obstacles to justice and the culture of legal misinformation in rural communities. Volunteers also work to provide capacity building and education-based workshops on various legal concepts to empower communities through education. Additionally, volunteers continue shadowing Panamanian lawyers while they gather important information to initiate the process of resolving family legal cases, many of which have been stalled in Panama\'s legal system through institutional inefficiencies and the prohibitive high costs of legal services. Between brigades, Global Brigades’ in-country staff works to secure legal outcomes and provide follow-up to the community.
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UCSB Human Rights Brigades June 2014 Panama
Jun 24, 2014 - Jun 30, 2014

Global Human Rights Brigades empowers rural communities in Panama Este to overcome barriers to access justice through educational workshops and legal counsel. Volunteers have the opportunity to get hands on legal experience working on cases with meaningful impact under licensed international lawyers. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to empower the youth in the community in which they work, so that they understand their human rights, within the bindings of their country law.
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UCSB Human Rights Brigades June 2013 Panama
Jun 23, 2013 - Jun 29, 2013

Human Rights Brigades volunteers work with Panamanian lawyers to provide pro-bono legal consulting through a 7 day brigade in Panama. Human Rights Brigades provides services to remote communities, on a family by family basis. By focusing on the families of one community at a time, volunteers can not only shadow and assist lawyers as they provide legal consulting to community members, but also take an active role in providing legal assistance on a personalized scale. Human Rights Brigades primarily works with remote communities that are under resourced and largely unaware of their legal rights.Volunteers lead legal education workshops tailored to the community on various topics such as: the land titling process, government institutions, family law, property rights, business rights, conflict resolution, etc. Student are able to put their legal research to practice and shadow lawyers in developing solutions to various legal problems. The brigade experience is a life changing experience for both the community members and our student volunteers!
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