Global Brigades is an international non-profit that empowers communities to meet their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams.

An international student-led movement for legal empowerment

International Law Experience that Empowers Families in Rural Panama

Human Rights Brigades is an international movement of students and Panamanian attorneys providing legal education and financial resources for vulnerable families to resolve legal challenges. We focus our work with women in remote, rural, and under resourced communities who would otherwise have limited to no access to legal resources.

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Brigades tangibly help empower vulnerable communities to resolve their legal challenges that threaten their families, their land and environment.

Gabriela Valencia, Panama NGO Director

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On Campus

Student leaders create Human Rights Brigades clubs that mobilize ideas and action for human rights equality.


Students implement brigades to provide access to legal resources and education in rural Panamanian communities alongside local lawyers.

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Global Human Rights Brigades Chapters


Global Brigades Volunteers Since 2004


Legal Cases Resolved


Empowered Communities