Congressional Human Rights Academy (CHRA)

The Congressional Human Rights Academy (CHRA) is an intimate, nonpartisan informational session designed to connect U.S. legislators and their advisors with human rights advocates and experts for a briefing on freedom across the globe. CHRA provides a unique resource for U.S. policy makers as they make decisions regarding national security, foreign relations, and development aid.

  • Congressional Human Rights Academy, Washington D.C.
    Congressional Human Rights Academy, Washington D.C.
  • Congressional Human Rights Academy, Washington D.C.
    Congressional Human Rights Academy, Washington D.C.

CHRA puts rights defenders in direct contact and open discussion with legislators. The annual event seeks to inspire members of Congress to consider important rights issues, speak out about them, and make informed decisions that can improve human rights.

Each session features four human rights activists and experts who each give presentations and participate together in a frank, open discussion with legislators and their staffers. Speakers highlight different human rights crises around the world by sharing their personal experiences. The speakers also give recommendations for ways that the U.S. government can help end human rights violations in their respective countries and regions.  

CHRA is a closed-door, invitation only event. For more information, email Sarah Parker at info@humanrightsfoundation.org.