Sharing from the United Nations website:
Human Rights Day, 10 December
Human Rights Day presents an opportunity, every year, to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere.
This year, the spotlight is on the rights of all people — women, youth, minorities, persons with disabilities, indigenous people, the poor and marginalized — to make their voices heard in public life and be included in political decision-making.
These human rights — the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, to peaceful assembly and association, and to take part in government (articles 19, 20 and 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights) have been at the centre of the historic changes in the Arab world over the past two years, in which millions have taken to the streets to demand change. In other parts of the world, the “99%” made their voices heard through the global Occupy movement protesting economic, political and social inequality.
If you think about the mission of EOR:
“We work in partnership with local organizations to support the emotional and physical needs of Ethiopia’s orphans and vulnerable children. It is our goal to ensure that every child in Ethiopia has a warm bed, a loving influence, and sufficient education to better their lives.”
You’ll note that much of what we do is designed to give voice to the voiceless. By educating children, feeding them, and giving them a place to call home, we help to create a home for them in the larger society.
We want these children to grow up healthy and educated, with myriad opportunities to join Ethiopian society as fully-participating members. As a result, these children will become the adults who guide future policies, who will indeed have a voice in their communities and a real chance to affect change.
When you give to Ethiopian Orphan Relief, you give so much more than a meal, or school fees to a child. You are ensuring the future success of this adult, and as such, you are improving the society in which they live. What a marvel YOU are! Thank you friends, for supporting the work of Ethiopian Orphan Relief, for supporting Ethiopia. YOU are EOR!
*In celebration of this 64th Human Rights Day, I’ll donate $1.64 to EOR for each comment shared on this post. Lend your voice, lend your support!