WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas


WOLA works to strengthen the rule of law, protect human rights, and improve security policies in Mexico. Our established relationships with Mexican partners give us first-hand information and unique tools to address structural problems that contribute to violence and human rights violations.

We work with Mexican civil society organizations to increase governmental accountability and put forward evidence-based policy proposals. We monitor U.S. security assistance to Mexico, seeking to steer funding priorities toward reform for effective criminal investigations and prosecutions, civilian police that the population can trust, and the prevention and punishment of serious human rights violations.

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