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International Human Rights Week

Posted by mGive Team on Dec 9, 2008 7:22:00 AM

    

On December 10th, 1948, the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights was signed. This week, the global community commemorates International Human Rights Week in celebration of the 59th anniversary of the signing of this Declaration. mGive would like to recognize three of our nonprofit partners who work specifically to protect basic rights and freedoms to which all humans beings are entitled.

Amnesty International

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Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. Since the 1960's the organization has been working to fulfill its mission of conducting research and generating action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated. With the support of over 2.2 million individuals in 150 countries, Amnesty International has the power to exert considerable influence on governments, political bodies, companies and intergovernmental groups. mGive $5 to Amnesty International by texting RIGHTS to 90999.

Call and Response

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Call and Response (a production of Fair Trade Pictures) is the first feature "rockumentary" to expose the horrifying modern day slave trade that holds an estimated 27 million men, women and children in brutal bondage. Creators of the film believe that there is a sea of change happening within the realm of human rights activism: "The world's issues cannot be solved by governments and nonprofits alone, but require community based participation." The film has done a fantastic job of awakening viewers all over the country to the shocking reality of modern day slavery that, in many instances, exists right under our noses. Additionally, 100% of the film's proceeds will be used to fight for victims of sex slavery, labor slavery, and child slavery, as well as for child soldiers. mGive $5 to Call and Response by texting RESPOND to 90999.

Mapendo International

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Mapendo International works to fill the critical and unmet needs of people affected by war and conflict who have fallen through the net of humanitarian assistance. The organization fulfills its commitment by targeting individuals, families, and groups of people who are overlooked by existing aid programs. Mapendo strives to alleviate human suffering, to protect fundamental human rights of freedom and health, and to raise awareness for vulnerable refugees. mGive $5 to Mapendo International by texting RESCUE to 90999.

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Topics: International Aid, Social Good, Intermediate

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