Peaceful protests are maligned, restricted, and met with violence every day.
We're on a mission to protect free assembly for future generations.
Free assembly is a cornerstone of democracy and civil society. Many of the liberties we enjoy today were earned by the marches of yesterday.
Preserving the rights of protesters protects the rights of us all. That’s why free assembly is recognized as a human right—as universal as voting or free speech—in Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Article 20 Network is the first human rights organization dedicated to defending and advancing peaceful assembly worldwide.