Today May 15, 2008 some bloggers are involved in a collective effort to bring the issue of HUMAN RIGHTS to the forefront of our minds and hearts. If you for whatever reason do not know, want or agree with the issue of HUMAN RIGHTS let me ask you two questions…
Are YOU human? Do you want, need, or have rights? If you answered YES to either of these questions (If you answered NO than email me and I will definitely pray for you!!) than the issue of HUMAN RIGHTS is YOUR issue too!!
What are HUMAN RIGHTS?
HUMAN RIGHTS as defined by dictionary.com is: fundamental rights, esp. those believed to belong to an individual and in whose exercise a government may not interfere, as the rights to speak, associate, work, etc.
HUMAN RIGHTS as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary:
The basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.
So now that you know what Human Rights are let me ask you these two questions… Have your Human Rights EVER been violated, taken away or abused?
Have you ever in your lifetime seen or heard of the Human Rights of other people being violated, abused or taken away?
If you answered YES to either of these questions than I urge you take a moment and think about what you can do to help yourself or others who have had their basic Human rights violated. Please don’t think that it is not your issue or that there is nothing that you can do, because there is. You can start by educating yourself about the issues! People worldwide are having their rights violated. People in Asia (think –Sri Lanka & Burma); People in Africa (think – Darfur & Zimbabwe); People in the good old United States (think - Guantanamo & African Americans). That’s right; RACISIM is definitely a violation of HUMAN RIGHTS! So to find out more about Human Rights please visit the three sites listed below to find out what YOU can do to help yourself or others who may have Human Rights issues. Educate and Activate yourself! Help yourself & help others…Please.
Amnesty International (http://www.amnesty.org/)
Human Right Watch (http://www.hrw.org/)
Youth For Human Rights (http://www.youthforhumanrights.org)
You can also visit the site Bloggers Unite Group (http://www.blogcatalog.com/group/bloggers-unite)
To read what other bloggers posted about HUMAN RIGHTS … or the lack there of.
Ok, so now you have had your class titled Introduction To Human Rights, also known as HUMAN RIGHTS 101. This is only the beginning of your HUMAN RIGHTS education; the rest is up to you! The power words for today are EDUCATE & ACTIVATE! What will YOU do next?
To join today’s blogger campaign please visit Bloggers Unite http://unite.blogcatalog.com