International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Human Rights Watch

Defending and protecting human rights

three stars

84.55

350 Fifth Avenue 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118
tel: (212) 290-4700   Web Site
EIN: 13-2875808

Board Leadership
Hassan Elmasry & Robert Kissane
Co-Chairs

CEO
Kenneth Roth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.55 three stars
  Financial 78.52 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of languages available on our website
48
Number of website pageviews
18,800,000
Number of countries reported on
105
Number of total media mentions
335,878
Average number of daily media mentions
920
Number of lifetime YouTube video views
28,140,000
Number of languages in which we received media coverage
58
Number of digital campaigns
15
Number of digital audience followers reached
10,000,000
Number of reports written/published
76
Number of global volunteers / ambassadors
1,100
Number of views of our publications online and in all languages
30,140,000
This impact information is current as of January 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

78.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
73.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.88
  Program Expenses Growth -1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights Watch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights Watch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $48,631,339
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $11,016,849
   Related Organizations $9,521,553
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $69,169,741
   Program Service Revenue $24,786
Total Primary Revenue $69,194,527
   Other Revenue $7,991,696
TOTAL REVENUE $77,186,223
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $54,525,046
   Administrative Expenses $6,940,827
   Fundraising Expenses $13,659,817
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $75,125,690
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,060,533
   
Net Assets $213,493,570

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$546,773 0.72% Kenneth Roth Executive Director

Mission

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

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PCI Media Impact (NY) 90.41 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue
34th Floor
New York, NY 10118
tel: (212) 290-4700
fax: (212) 736-1300
EIN: 13-2875808

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Board Leadership

Hassan Elmasry & Robert Kissane
Co-Chairs

CEO

Kenneth Roth
Executive Director