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Thanks to generous and forward-thinking donors like you, ​Human Rights Watch ​can continue our work in the pursuit of justice and promotion of human rights​ for years to come.​ Your legacy gift is one of the most personal ways to ensure that your values of defending the rights of vulnerable people worldwide carry on for future generations.​

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In every one of today’s global crises, we are finding areas where lasting progress can be made, even in the midst of enormous challenges. We can keep the world on the side of compassion and equality, save lives, and secure justice—but only with ongoing investments that will sustain our institution. A legacy gift is a wonderful way for you to continue your lifetime generosity to Human Rights Watch and make permanent your support for the human rights cause.

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Brian Peterson

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