Glossary Terms


People, groups or institutions that are working together for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose. This relationship can be short-term to long-term depending upon the benefits and degree of common purpose.  Active allies are people or organizations that actively and openly support and are involved in your work. Passive allies are people or organizations who support your goals but have not yet become involved in advancing your work.


A situation, condition, issue or obstacle that makes it difficult to achieve a desired human rights related objective, purpose or goal.


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