Human Rights Plan
Human Rights Plan
Our Human Rights Plan for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ aims to leverage the World Cup impact for future local efforts and policies, maintaining responsibility for the impact hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ has on World Cup™ events, and committing North Texas to community building through sport at both the local and global levels.
The greater metro region includes ten counties, including the principal cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Frisco, Plano, Irving, and Denton. Dallas alone is home to more than 1.3 million residents. North Texas is rapidly growing, with a 20% growth rate over the last decade, totaling more than 7.5+ million residents. We have many outstanding features, including one of the world’s busiest transportation hubs and the headquarters of two dozen Fortune 500 companies. North Texas also has a strong network of higher education and healthcare institutions. The region as a whole is a national leader in the healthcare, technology, financial services, defense, and transportation industries.
This outstanding environment allows an exceptional opportunity for the development of human rights advancements for our community. We are the home of thousands of nonprofit organizations championing human rights issues such as:
- Fair housing
- Workers’ and LGBTQI+ rights
- Immigration and asylum
- Disability awareness and access
- Human trafficking
- Child abuse and domestic and intimate partner violence
- Genocide awareness and hate crime prevention
- Gender equity
- Environmental justice
Individuals, groups, companies, and government entities from North Texas all work together to support our amazing nonprofits. Workgroups, neighborhood associations, community leaders, and task-forces discuss new and recurring issues. From there, they coordinate, plan, and implement the next steps to move into the future.
As a region known for its leadership in Human Rights, we have been recognized many times for our work. The City of Dallas (CoD) in particular has distinctions such as:
- First City in Texas designated a Welcoming City by Welcoming America
- Living minimum wage requirements for all City of Dallas employees
- Chief of Equity & Inclusion including Fair Housing and Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs
- Human Rights Campaign (HRC) municipal equality index (MEI) perfect score of 100
- Office of Integrated Public Safety Solutions (OIPSS) using data across departments including DPD and Code Enforcement to prevent criminal mischief in Short-Term Rentals (STRs)
- Partnering with Dallas County, the Dallas Housing Authority, and Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance to collectively invest $70 million to house over 2,600 individuals and families experiencing homelessness over the next two years.