CODEPINK - Women for Peace. Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo - Wikipedia. The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Spanish: Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo) is an association of Argentine mothers whose children were "disappeared" during the state terrorism of the military dictatorship, between 1976 and 1983.
They organized while trying to learn what had happened to their children, and began to march in 1977 at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, in front of the Casa Rosada presidential palace, in public defiance of the government's state terrorism intended to silence all opposition. To the people of the country, this era represents the lives taken, families broken, and numerous human rights atrocities executed by Argentina's military regime. The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo were the initial responders to these human rights violations. Together, the women created a dynamic and unexpected force, which existed in opposition to traditional limitations on women and motherhood in Latin America. Origins of the movement
Legal Routes to Sanctuary. #GirlsCount - Help girls around the world get the education they deserve. Creating Safe & Secure Environments. Help Refugees - Providing aid and upholding dignity for refugees. Helping Refugees & Asylum Seekers - Building New Lives - Refugee Action. Refugee crisis - email your MP now: This is the international website of the berlin-based project ‘Flüchtlinge Willkommen’ Research and Action for Peace. Land-mines: A deadly inheritance. Land-mines: A deadly inheritance Naturally curious, children are likely to pick up strange objects, such as the infamous toy-like 'butterfly' mines that Soviet forces spread by the millions in Afghanistan.
Land-mines represent "an insidious and persistent danger" to children affected by war, says a new United Nations report on the impact of armed conflict on children, by Graça Machel, the UN Secretary-General's Expert on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children. Children are particularly vulnerable to land-mines in a number of ways. If they are too young to read or are illiterate, signs posted to warn them of the presence of mines are useless.
Also, children are far more likely to die from their mine injuries than are adults. The report calls on governments and the international community to design mine awareness programmes and physical rehabilitation programmes with children's needs in mind. UNHCR:UN Refugee Agency UK. Patents on Life. Dolly sheep protest against patents on life at office for European patents.
Patents are government guarantees that provide an inventor with exclusive rights to use, sell or manufacture an invention for a set period of time. A patent is usually granted for 20 years. Patents should be granted only to human inventions, not discoveries. Existing living organisms - plants and animals as well as their genes - are no-one's invention and should therefore never be patented and put under private control. However, over the past decades patents on plants and animals as well as genes and parts of human bodies have been repeatedly granted by the patent offices of industrialised countries. Patenting of GE organisms allows industry to take control of and exploit common organisms and genetic material as exclusive private property that can be sold to or withheld from farmers, breeders, scientists and doctors. Survival International - The movement for tribal peoples.
Humanity Healing International is a humanitarian, nondenominational, nonpolitical organization promoting Spiritual Activism as a means to foster Healing for communities with little or no Hope. Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed.
You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ~Cesar Chavez Women are the most marginalized, oppressed and downtrodden group in Pakistani society. Women often feel insecure. In Pakistan, domestic violence leads to honor killings. CALM, the campaign against living miserably, is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the biggest killer of men aged under 50 in the UK. The Empowerment Plan. Antislavery.org. 'Honour'-based violence. Heshu Yunes ‘Honour’-based violence and ‘honour’ killings are a form of violence against women which currently occur predominantly amongst populations from the Middle East and South Asia, although they may occur in other areas, and historically have been recorded in Southern Europe.
‘Honour’ works to restrict women’s autonomy, particularly sexual autonomy within male-dominated societies which place a high value on women’s chastity. Within ‘honour’ crimes, families may collaborate to commit violence against a relative who is thought to have violated the restrictions around female behaviour. Such violations might include dress or make-up which is not approved by the family, resisting an arranged marriage, seeking divorce, reporting domestic violence, although some so-called offences may appear trivial.
Links. STOP FGM NOW.COM. Anti-Defamation Campaign in Defence of Disability Rights. Detention Action. Detention Action is working with people in detention, and those recently released, to share their experiences of detention, and to tell the story of why they were detained.
Abdul is a Rohingya from Burma. He is stateless, so cannot return to Burma or Bangladesh. Despite this, when he claimed asylum he was placed on the Detained Fast Track. I was detained from August 2010 until the beginning of November 2012 and have only just been granted bail. Reprieve. Amnesty International - working to protect human rights worldwide. Liberty. Defending Human Rights Worldwide. Oak Foundation.