Actions That Make A Difference
You, you, you! Don’t look around, it’s you! You can become a human rights activist and join the forces helping to make the world a lot safer and better.
As you consider the issues surrounding human rights, you might wonder whether or not your participation makes a difference. In fact, your participation does make a difference. It does!
Here are a few suggestions of how you can help:
♥ Pledge your support for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Currently we are campaigning to encourage all governments to list the Declaration in their country’s passports. Less than one percent of the world’s population is aware of this document; it’s time governments actively support and promote this declaration they endorsed over 60 years ago.
♥ Send a letter to your government supporting this action now!
Through letter writing campaigns, several thousands of political prisoners have been freed over the past years. Writing letters is a peaceful way to show your support of human rights around the world. If you would like to know whom to write to, check out our link page which gives numerous sites which provide political prisoners to support and to whom to write.
♥ When traveling abroad, look up a local human rights group in the country you’re visiting. Stop by their offices and learn a little about their campaigns, struggles, and successes; ask how you can help.
♥ Donations are also very significant to human rights groups. Many human rights groups scattered throughout the world have little funding. By donating to these groups, you can show your support of their goals and help them defend the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
♥ Which group or country should you donate to? Choose a specific human rights group in any country. If you are unaware of human rights groups in a specific country, send donations to HRAC. Specify which country, or which human rights group the money should go to. We will find an appropriate place to send your donations, and we will let you know which group you are aiding. We guarantee that 100% of the money will go to the country or human rights group of your choice.
♥ Joining a human rights group is another way in which you can be educated regarding the rights and freedoms. Education is an important part of supporting human rights. Without education how can you change the world? Many people feel that human rights problems are too overwhelming to do anything about. The reality is that we are winning the fight. Through the coordinated pressure of human rights groups worldwide, human rights is now on the table of governments, never to be removed, and military dictatorships are on the wane. Your small effort or contribution does make a difference. Go scare a dictator, it’s fun!
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities.”