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Human Rights Watch partners with organizations around the world to increase the pressure for change and maximize our impact. Check out our resource guide for local activists. Read about the winners of this year’s Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, including the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. Together, we will promote human rights and justice around the world.

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The Council Summit

Once a year, Council members have the opportunity to attend the Human Rights Watch Council Summit. The three-day long conference provides an intensive learning experience for participants, where attendees get to know one another, meet Human Rights Watch’s expert staff and hear from prominent figures in the human rights movement. Recent Council Summits have taken place in Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Chicago.