About

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 Bill Wassmuth’s former Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment,* will give 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. We have Member Organizations and Individual Members. Click the links to download membership applications for the two categories. See the members page to view current members.

NWCHR 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.

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. Please contact us!

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* 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 the article titled Civil Rights Coalition Near Death from the Spokesman Review.

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