WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Our programs address the most daunting challenges facing the Americas

We provide a truly unique combination of research and advocacy, in close collaboration with our colleagues throughout the hemisphere.

Defense Oversight

Latin America’s transition to democracy began thirty years ago, but overwhelming military influence continues to undermine progress. Too often,...

Citizen Security

Latin American countries face some of the highest rates of crime and violence in the world. WOLA works for comprehensive reform that addresses the...

Migration & Border Security

The Trump administration’s rhetoric and policies on immigration and border control threaten the safety and civil liberties of millions of people in...

Drug Policy

The U.S.-led “war on drugs” has failed to suppress the production, trafficking, or consumption of illegal drugs, while enriching and empowering...

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