About Us

About Us


WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

WOLA is a leading research and advocacy organization advancing human rights in the Americas.

Our Vision

WOLA envisions a future where public policies in the Americas protect human rights and recognize human dignity, and where justice overcomes violence.

Our Mission

WOLA’s mission is to advance human rights and social justice in the Americas.

Our Impact

WOLA tackles problems that transcend borders and that require both domestic and international solutions. Through strategic collaborations, we partner with courageous people working on social change—advocacy organizations, academics, religious leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, and government officials—and together, we advocate for more just societies in the Americas.

Watch WOLA's 40th Anniversary video to learn even more about our work: