Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights (MVFHR)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 2161 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
UN Languages: English, Spanish, French
Other languages: Japanese
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Research
  • Victim Protection
  • Criminal Justice
Short description:
Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights (MVFHR) is an international organization of family members of murder victims and family members of the executed who oppose the death penalty in all cases. Our mission is to abolish the death penalty. MVFHR challenges the assumption that all families of murder victims support the death penalty and frames the death penalty as both a victims’ issue and a human rights issue.
Through public education, advocacy, and organizing, we amplify the voices of victims’ families who oppose the death penalty and provide anti-death penalty campaigns with victims’ uniquely compelling testimony. As well, we draw attention to the ways in which the death penalty harms the families of those executed, and we seek to achieve recognition for these families as victims of traumatic loss.
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