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The Human Rights Commission works to provide leadership and advocacy to secure, protect and promote human rights for all people. The Human Rights Commission was established in 1964 by City Ordinance and became a Charter Commission in 1990.

Executive Director, Theresa Sparks


Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For General Information
Human Rights Commission
25 Van Ness Avenue, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-6033
Phone: 415-252-2500
Fax: 415-431-5764


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2014 HRC Annual Report

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In 2014, the Human Rights Commission celebrated its 50th Anniversary and had one it most innovative and transformative years to date. After more than...

Human Rights Impact of the War on Drugs

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On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission (HRC) issued “Community Voices: The Human Rights Impact of the War on Drugs...

LGBTQI Violence Prevention Needs Assessment

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For a copy of the Needs Assessment please click here. Together with the SF Human Rights Commission and Learning for Action, the SF LGBT Center has...

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