Thursday, May 15, 2008

Complete Business Systems participates in Bloggers Unite for Human Rights

Complete Business Systems is a proud member of Bloggers Unite and participated in their last call to action in December "Acts of Kindness", and do so again today because we believe in it.

Today is Bloggers Unite for Human Rights.

Human rights refers to the "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled".

The reason for today’s post is to bring awareness to human rights issues and the atrocities people are suffering every second of every day. The only way there will ever be change is if people come together and demand it. The only way that can come about is through awareness.

Just to name a few of the atrocities:

Children’s Rights Violations

  • Child offenders are executed in China, Iran, Pakistan and Sudan.
  • There are 100s of thousands of children who are abducted at school, on the streets or at home and recruited into armed forces and militia groups.
  • Many countries use their children to work and don’t allow them to be educated.
Violence Against Women
  • One out of every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused in her lifetime.
  • Domestic violence is the major cause of death and disability for women ages 16 - 44 in Europe.
  • In the US a woman is abused every 15 seconds and raped every 6 seconds.
  • Women are being trafficked, forced into labor, abused and sexually exploited.
  • In Guatemala, Russia, India and other countries, murder of women often go unpunished.
  • Famale genital mutiliation is still occurring right now in Africa
Darfur Conflict
  • More than 2 million innocent people are homeless
  • Reports of more than 400,000 people have been killed
  • 4.27 million have now been seriously affected by the conflict
The top 10 countries deemed the worst offenders of human rights by the U.S.
  1. North Korea
  2. Myanmar
  3. Iran
  4. Syria
  5. Zimbabwe
  6. Cuba
  7. Belarus
  8. Uzbekistan
  9. Eritrea
  10. Sudan
(The U.S. has removed China from the list)

This year is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations. Can you help? Yes. Where can you go to find out more information?

Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch
Youth For Human Rights

If you are interested in posting a blog and raising awareness, consider joining the Bloggers Unite Group and posting your link.

Joanne

1 comment:

Internet Junkie said...

Thanks for helping to raise awareness.