TOPIC: HUMAN RIGHTS (27)

The Pansy Project

http://www.thepansyproject.com

Artist Paul Harfleet plants pansies at the site of homophobic abuse, he finds the nearest source of soil to where the incident occurred and generally without civic permission plants one unmarked pansy. The flower is then photographed in it's location and posted on this website, the image is entitled after the abuse. 
This simple action operates as a gesture of quiet resistance, some pansies flourish and others wilt in urban hedgerows. The artist began by planting pansies to mark his own experience of homophobia on the streets of Manchester (UK) though he plants pansies for others both on an individual basis and as part of various festivals and events.

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The Pansy Project, Paul Harfleet, LGBT, Homophobia, Plants, Flowers

World Justice Project (WJP)

http://worldjusticeproject.org

The World Justice Project (WJP), a global independent, non-profit organization, works to advance the rule of law for the development of communities of opportunity and equity worldwide. The WJP's multinational and multidisciplinary efforts are aimed at: increased awareness about the concept and impact of the rule of law, government reforms; and development of practical programs on the ground in support of the rule of law. The WJP has three complementary programs: Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index®, and mainstreaming practical on-the-ground programs to extend the rule of law.

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The World Justice Project, Law, Equity, Reforms

UNAFF

http://www.unaff.org/2012/index.html

UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) celebrates the power of films dealing with human rights, environmental themes, women’s issues, protection of refugees, homelessness, racism, children, disease control, universal education, war and peace.

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United Nations, Film, UNAFF, Films, Documentaries, Human Rights

Unicef

http://www.unicef.org

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.  That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.

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UNICEF, World, Children, Global

Global Exchange

http://www.globalexchange.org

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.

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Global Exchange, Human Rights, Justice

True Colors Fund

http://www.truecolorsfund.org

The True Colors Fund empowers the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) and allied community to volunteer and support the organizations working on their behalf.

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Cyndi Lauper, Gay, LGBT, Volunteer

Ms. Foundation for Women

http://forwomen.org

The Ms. Foundation for Women has led the charge for women's rights for almost 40 years. We were at the frontlines in 1973 and continue to fight for equity and justice today. The Ms. Foundation for Women builds women's collective power to realize a nation of justice for all.

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Ms. Foundation For Women, Rights, Justice, Equality

Association Against Women Export (AAWE)

http://www.aawe.net

AAWE is deeply committed to taking appropriate measures to eliminate all forms of trafficking in humans, the exploitation of women generally, and Edo women and children in particular. Bearing in mind the great contribution of women to the welfare of the family and to the development of society in general, our overall objective is to assist in empowering and uplifting women through Self-awareness Education and Advocacy.

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AAWE, Human Trafficking, Women, Edo, Empowerment

Project 10

http://p10.qc.ca

Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning youth and adults 14-25.

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Project 10, Advocacy, LGBT, Youth

Voice of Witness

http://www.voiceofwitness.org

Voice of Witness is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit book series that empowers those most closely affected by contemporary social injustice. Using oral history as a foundation, the series depicts human rights crises around the world through the stories of the men and women who experience them.

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Voice Of Witness, Action, Human Rights, Social Injustice

Earthjustice

http://earthjustice.org

Earthjustice is a non-profit environmental law firm that protects our natural world and defends the right of all people to a healthy environment. We’ve represented more than a thousand client groups in court – from large national organizations like the Sierra Club and the American Lung Association to small community groups. We do it for free and we win. Earthjustice – because the earth needs a good lawyer.

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Earthjustice, Law, Lawyer

Vanishing Cultures Project (VCP)

http://www.vcproject.org

The Vanishing Cultures Project partners with indigenous groups worldwide to safeguard cultural values and practices, collaborating to document lifestyles and traditions, compile an open digital archive, educate the public about global diversity, and fund indigenous cultural initiatives.

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Vanishing Cultures Project, VCP, Indigenous, People, Language, Tradition, Customs, History, Culture, Media, Books, Advocate, Advocacy, Land Rights, Preserve, Preservation, Taylor Weidman, Nina Wegner

Amazon Watch

http://amazonwatch.org

Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.

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Amazon Watch

ONE

http://www.one.org

ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers.

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U2, Bono, Poverty, Fighting Poverty, Africa, ONE, One International

Amnesty International

http://www.amnesty.org

Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

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Amnesty International, Human Rights