The Universal Declaration of Human Rights operates as part of its mission for everyone to have the right to life, liberty and security. These should be the basic tenets of human rights throughout the world we live in. Unfortunately, today the world is still fighting for civil rights, human rights, and migrant rights.
Each calendar month we celebrate these rights, especially during the month of October, when we recognize days like Domestic Violence Month; Universal Children’s Day; World Habitat Day; World Mental Health Day; Indigenous Peoples Day; World Food Day; International Day for the Eradication of Poverty; International Day for Tolerance; United Nations Day and World Development Information Day.
There are a number of notable groups who are dedicated to helping individuals in their right to civil, human, and migrant rights. These include the following:
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are journalists who established this organization and whose basic premise is human rights. Messrs. Lacey and Larkin are co-founders of the Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. They were wrongfully arrested in 2007 in Maricopa County, Arizona.
They took their case to court and won a substantial settlement. With their settlement, they established the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The Fund is designed to help support organizations defend the human rights of the immigrant’s in Arizona, as well as other supporting groups for civil, human and migrant’s rights.
Justice That Works
Maricopa County in Phoenix and the state is the center point to bring human right justice to the justice system. Attorney Heather Hamel founded Justice That Works to help those who are incarcerated become rehabilitated in a positive way, rather than throwing people in jail and forgetting about them. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
This organization’s goal is to change the hearts, minds, laws, and court practices and policies of probation and prison incarceration. Justice That Works is a national grassroots organization that is encouraging the practice of providing help to the incarcerated by offering drug assistance, teaching them a skill, and to show that the court’s do care about rehabilitation practices.
Advocates for Human Rights
For over 30 years, this advocacy organization has worked to help refugees and immigrants all around the globe. Their mission is to reveal human rights violations and push for legal reform. Advocates for Human Rights has worked in the U.S., Africa, Europe and South American nations.
This organization began with a group of Minnesota attorneys who saw a need to promote and protect human rights. They help refugees who are seeking asylum, the group trains and provides legal representation for low income and newly arrived immigrants.
The Carter Center
The Carter Center is committed to human rights and to eradicate human suffering in the U.S and around the world. The Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, to strengthen the right to freedom and democracy, and to increase health research.
The Carter Center seeks to be the voice of human rights around the world. They work with groups, individuals and governments in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
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