Other Organizations That Can Help
Neither Movements.org nor its members can provide everything or address every challenge. There is a global network of non-governmental organizations that can provide assistance. Noted below is a partial list. Please feel free to suggest others.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services briefly outlines asylum eligibility and protocol. Read through this samples application for asylum to get an idea of general information you should share in order for your asylum lawyer to help understand your needs better.
Find lawyers and organizations in every American state that can help with asylum cases. Each of these organizations has different policies about the types of cases it takes and whether it performs services for free.
List of legal service programs categorized by region.
Information about gaining refugee status or asylum in the United States
Indiegogo is a way for people all over the world to join forces to make ideas happen. Since 2008, millions of contributors have empowered hundreds of thousands of inventors, musicians, do-gooders, filmmakers – and many more – to bring their dreams to life.
Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through donations. Since its launch in 2009, 6.5 million people have pledged $1 billion, funding 65,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now.
Crowdrise is about giving back, raising lots of money for great causes and having the most fun in the world while doing it.
The Open Technology Fund’s mission is to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. They also provide a list of alternative sources of support/funding available.
OpenITP provides material support to free and open source software projects that make tools for circumventing digital surveillance and censorship.
The European Commission supports the implementation of the Digital Agenda through a number of funding programmes, which regularly publish competitive Calls for Proposals for projects. The Commission also publishes Calls for Tender to obtain services as diverse as policy analyses and communications.
Sida invites local and international civic organisations and other relevant actors to apply for funding for initiatives where ICT is being used to support democracy and freedom of expression.
The Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention competition series took place in 2013 and awarded prize money of up to $12,000 to the winning innovators who proposed technological solutions to combat and prevent mass atrocities. The five competitions, below each focused on a unique problem the Tech Challenge sought to solve.
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world.
Freedom House functions as a catalyst for freedom and democracy through a proven strategy that combines analysis, advocacy and action.
Front Line Defenders Security Grants can pay for organisational and personal provisions to improve the security and protection of a Human Rights Defenders and their organisation.
We support fair media policies that advance competition, openness, innovation and universal access to high speed internet for everyone.
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens
The Information Program works to increase access to knowledge, empower civil society groups, and protect civil liberties in the digital environment.
The Human Rights Initiative helps ensure that people can exercise their rights and seek redress for violations by supporting the strength and vitality of the global human rights movement.
The Human Rights and International Justice Program seeks to strengthen human rights protections, advance government accountability, and improve the reach and quality of justice.
The Freedom2Connect Foundation’s goal is to raise awareness of global Internet freedom issues and support technologies that offer secure communications for the millions of individuals and journalists whose online communications are monitored or obstructed by repressive governments.
Prague Freedom Foundation works to promote independent journalism and free media globally.
We support and invest in organizations, networks and ideas that uphold human rights and create a more peaceful world.
Omidyar Network invests in entrepreneurs who share our commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale the world needs today.
Our goal at Knight Foundation is to preserve the best aspects of journalism and use innovation to expand the impact of information in the digital age. We fund more than $30 million in new projects each year in journalistic excellence; entrepreneurs and innovators; and open information systems.
Since 1997 NLnet foundation has been financially supporting organizations and people that contribute to an open information society.
It aims to support projects and initiatives which promote freedom, especially within the digital landscape.
We support media entrepreneurs building a more informed, connected, and empowered society through our start-up accelerator in San Francisco.
Our mission is to unleash next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems.