Amnesty International Day, celebrated May 28

Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article "The Forgotten Prisoners" in The Observer 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Citing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articles 18 and 19, it announced a campaign on "Appeal for Amnesty, 1961" and called for "common action". Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 3 million members and supporters around the world. The objective of the … [Read more...]

Dr. Rick Warren – MAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™  is elated this day to pay tribute to one of our founder's faves, a man that has devoted his life to the spiritual betterment of others. Through his ministry and talents as the author of The Purpose Driven Life, this awakened male energy and his work is celebrated with deep appreciation and gratitude.   A peacekeeper at heart, he supports The Global PEACE Plan through Saddleback Church which fights poverty, disease, corruption, and illiteracy through local … [Read more...]

Querétaro: the world’s first ‘Blue Heart City’

Querétaro: the world's first 'Blue Heart City'   September 2011 - In a move aimed at bolstering national efforts to combat and prevent human trafficking, Mexico became the first country in the world to adopt the UNODC-led Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking in April 2010. As an international symbol to promote the rights of human trafficking victims, the Blue Heart encourages officials, civil society and members of the public across the globe to take a stand against what is … [Read more...]

Avaaz.org , Stand with Aung San Suu Kyi‏

Dear friends, Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's movement for democracy in Burma is hanging in the balance this week, with the regime threatening a brutal response to her call to free political prisoners. Activists have appealed to the world for help, saying international pressure is crucial to tipping the balance. Let's stand with Suu Kyi and the brave Burmese: The future of Aung San Suu Kyi and her amazing movement for democracy in Burma is hanging in the balance this week, and … [Read more...]

Awareness and education are key to beating human trafficking

    February 2011 - In November 2010, the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking was launched to assist those most in need as a result of having been trafficked. Administered by UNODC, the Trust Fund is guided by a five-member, geographically representative board of trustees. One of the Trustees, Dr. Saisuree Chutikul of Thailand, has many years of experience in working to fight human trafficking and its related social evils, such as gender-based violence. As the … [Read more...]

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