WELCOME

 
BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016

The Montgomery County Maryland, Office of Human Rights is hosting a 2016 Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour, April 3 - 10, 2016.  This fun filled and educational tour travels south to visit the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement. The tour will retrace the Freedom Trail to learn about Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Voters Rights and other significant events of the Civil Rights Movement. Learn more here.    

Jean M. Kelleher, President

By unanimous affirmation from the members of the Board of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association, Jean M. Kelleher was elected the President of IAOHRA. 

As President of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA), I take great pride in welcoming you to our website.  IAOHRA was founded in 1949 in New York.

The International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies is a non-profit membership organization with its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The primary members are statutory human rights and human relations agencies with authority for enforcing a variety of human and civil rights laws in their respective jurisdictions.

IAOHRA provides opportunities and forums for the exchange of ideas and information among member agencies and other human rights advocates. It provides assistance in the development of programs for eliminating illegal discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations, public services and commercial transactions, including banking and lending practices. It also is responsible for developing educational programs on human rights and civil rights issues, and serves as a clearinghouse for information exchange between human rights agencies around the world.

The goals of IAOHRA are:  

  • To foster human and intergroup relations
  • To enchance human and civil rights practices under the law.
  • To promote civil and human rights around the world.

The association has provided leadership in the developmetn and enforcement of needed statutes and ordinances to safegaurd the human and civl rights of all people.