The Bio-engineered Rights Movement aims to safeguard the rights, liberty and well-being of Bio-engineered people on Earth.
Early bio-engineered endured treatment equal to that accorded to slaves and drones. Their corporate manufacturers, and even small independent producers, generally developed bio-engineered to fill roles deemed too dangerous or unsavoury for Humans, but which required Human-like faculties. In particular, bio-engineered served as test-subjects, labourers, and security personnel. Some were created to serve as companions, personal security detail, and even courtesans. Treatment and wages, if any, were considerably less than those of most Humans performing similar tasks. Discussions of the Protection and Valuation of Artificial Life Accord under the Global Accord on Artificial Life (GAAL) bolstered the emerging Bio-engineered Rights Movement. With time, and aid from activists, many cities adopted the terms of the GAAL with regard to bio-engineered. However, most city-states under corporate or dictatorial rule dismissed these discussions as the foolish sign-waving of a few bleeding hearts.
The Bio-engineered Rights Movement is currently locked in disputes with Bio-technology companies over growing reports of mental illness among Bio-engineered. Such companies argue that such reports are anecdotal and need not colour the perceptions of work that is or is not suitable for newly-grown bio-engineered.