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You Can Help Protect Human Rights: How to Get Involved: Scientists, engineers, and health professionals have a unique role to play in promoting human rights.  Click on the actions below for resources and information about how you can promote human rights in science, engineering, and medicine.  Download our poster by clicking on the globe image below. 

Action 1: Highlight the importance of free speech and the dangers of political censorship for your workAction 2: Use your expertise to help address human rights challengesAction 3: Host a discussion on human rights and/or integrate human rights into your teaching
Action 4: Notify human rights monitoring/advocacy bodies if you suspect rights violations

8 things you can to do promote human rights in science, engineering, and medicine

Action 5: Urge your institution to assist colleague fleeing persecution through fellowships and other means
Action 6: When planning travel, learn about the state of human rights in your destinantionAction 7: Write to U.S. and international officials in support of colleagues under threatAction 8: stay informed by attending human rights events

 Advancing human rights also requires committed volunteers and financial support.  Human rights organizations, including the CHR, welcome and appreciate your support.  These materials were compiled by the CHR, a membership committee of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  The content in these resources does not necessarily reflect the views of the National Academies.