Connecticut Human Rights Partnership

The Human Rights Progam at Trinity College is proud to be a part of the Connecticut Human Rights Partnership.   We invite you to learn about this initiative and to become involved in cultivating and nurturing a culture of human rights here in Connecticut.


The Connecticut Human Rights Partnership (CHRP) is a diverse array of stakeholders across the educational, governmental and civil society spectrum deeply committed to the propagation of a culture of human rights in Connecticut. The idea for the Partnership was launched at a meeting hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut, on December 10, 2014, the 66th Anniver-sary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Mission and Vision

CHRP’s mission is to develop, support, and publicize educational and co-curricular opportunities through a network of interested individuals and organizations with expertise, skills and proficiencies in the field of human rights. 

CHRP’s vision is to build a collaborative network which provides residents of Connecticut the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of human rights ideas, values, and instruments; foster critical attitudes and values rooted in a respect for the equal dignity and human rights of all persons; and enhance skills and capacities for proactive defense of and advocacy for the realization of the rights of all individuals, local, national and global.

CHRP's vision and mission are embedded in important core values that include an understanding of the interconnectedness and indivisibility of human rights, a support for the concept of Ubuntu, a recognition of the significance of Democratic Pluralism, an encouragement of forgiveness and accountability as a path to respecting human life and dignity, and the inspiration of belief in Tikkun Olam, a pursuit of social action and justice.

To learn more, click the link to download the Connecticut Human Rights Partnership Brochure.

Connecticut Human Rights Partnership Committee Co-Chairs:

Dr. Shyamala Raman, University of Saint Joseph
Mr. Stuart Abrams, Avon High School

UNESCO Chair Office at the University of Connecticut
Phone:  (860) 486-0647


American Association of University Women
Avon High School
Campus Compact of Connecticut
Connecticut College
Connecticut State Department of Education
Eastern Connecticut State University
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
Trinity College
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
University of Saint Joseph
Yale University