I started this blog for personal matters, to publish my art and literature, Now it seems I am turning this blog to a reporting media of Human abuse and Human being in wretched plight all around the World. I hope, We all citizen should rush to the crying and disturbing souls and help and support them. Protest and publicizing can help stop atrocities on public and bring safety measure to the mass under calamities.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

An International Team Defending Human Rights

http://www.amnesty.org/en/worldcup2010/fifavideo

Stand Up United - An International Team Defending Human Rights

Stand Up United

As national football teams fight it out at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, another team is lined up to fight for human rights.

The 11 members of Stand Up United defend human rights around the world. They have a common goal – equality, dignity and justice for all.

Whatever human rights they defend, Stand Up United is sure to face strong opposition. But with your support they can win.

Be a champion of human rights: take action and support Stand Up United!

The Defenders

MUKHMED GAZDIEV, Russia

Russia

Mukhmed Gazdiev

Mukhmed Gazdiev from the Russian Republic of Ingushetia is till searching for his son who has not been seen since he was reportedly abducted in 2007. Mukhmed Gazdiev campaigns relentlessly to raise awareness of alleged involvement of security forces in disappearances.

NATAŠA KANDIĆ, Serbia

Serbia

Nataša Kandić

Nataša Kandić is a Serbian lawyer and human rights activist. She continues to challenge impunity for war crimes committed by Serbian military, police and paramilitary forces during the wars during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

DHONDUP WANGCHEN, China

China & Tibet

Dhondup Wangchen

Dhondup Wangchen has been detained by Chinese police since 2008. He is in prison for making the documentary, “Leaving Fear Behind” highlighting Tibetans’ views on human rights in Tibet.

SHADI SADR Iran

Iran

Shadi Sadr

Shadi Sadr is a lawyer from Iran who has successfully had the convictions of several women sentenced to death overturned. She is also a journalist and activist campaigning for women’s rights. The picture shown in the banner, for example, was taken when she was still in Iran during a rally over four years ago calling for an end to legal discrimination against women in Iran.

HAJ SAMI SADEQ, Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories

Haj Sami Sadeq

Haj Sami Sadeq is a Palestinian community activist in Aqaba village in the West Bank, occupied by Israel. As head of the village council, Haj Sami Sadeq continues to face many challenges resulting from restrictions on construction by Palestinians.

AMINA JANJUA, Pakistan

Pakistan

Amina Janjua

Amina Janjua is from Pakistan. Her husband is believed to have been held in government custody since he disappeared in 2005. Determined to find out what happened, she tirelessly petitions the government to reveal the whereabouts of hundreds who have disappeared.

Joel Nan Cameroon

Cameroon

Joel Nana

Joel Nana, born in Cameroon, West Africa, campaigns for the right to health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people across the African continent including Senegal, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa.

FATHER ALEJANDRO SOLALINDE, Mexico

Mexico

Father Alejandro Solalinde

Father Alejandro Solalinde from Mexico has dedicated his life to providing a haven for migrants. His solidarity with migrants has provoked attacks and harassment from xenophobic members of local communities, criminal gangs and local officials.

CLAUDIA LEMA, Peru

Peru

Claudia Lema

Claudia Lema works to reduce the number of women who die needlessly in childbirth in Indigenous communities in Peru. She is firmly committed to supporting women to pressure the government to make health care services meet their needs..

‘P’ (ANONYMOUS), South Africa

South Africa

'P' (Anonymous)

P is a community activist who challenges negative attitudes towards women in a neglected and impoverished rural area in South Africa. She also provides practical support to women experiencing domestic violence or living with HIV.

WILTER NYABATE, Kenya

Kenya

Wilter Nyabate

Wilter Nyabate lives in Soweto East, Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum. She has two children and is the sole breadwinner in her house, yet still works to expose the intolerable conditions her community is forced to live with.

Kick off: pass the ball!

As teams are preparing for the big tournament in South Africa, are you ready for the kick off?

Get ready by watching this fantastic 50s-video, "The art of great defence". Pass it on to as many friends as possible and encourage them to join the defenders!

If you followed our message last month you are probably by now a fan of Stand Up United, an international team of 11 human rights defenders that are united in their struggle for equality, dignity and justice for all. If you didn’t, don’t worry, check who’s in the team now at www.amnesty.org/worldcup2010

Together we can win.
Support Stand Up United!

Take action Now
And don’t miss out! Amnesty International will bring you more news about Stand Up United throughout the World Cup 2010

Thanks,
Activism Unit




Wire Alert
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Human rights news from Amnesty International


As the World Cup gets underway in South Africa, WIRE introduces you to Stand Up United: our team of 11 human rights defenders from around the world. They all have a common goal – equality, dignity and justice for all. Many of them have been intimidated or threatened, and sometimes even risk their lives to defend rights. But they are able to continue their work because they have supporters from all around the globe.

Be a world champion; support our human rights team: Stand Up United. Find out more in the new issue of WIRE [PDF - amnesty.org]

Also in this issue:

  • Your World Cup activism toolkit - everything you need to inspire and inform people about human rights this summer.
  • Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's new Secretary General, joins us for a chat
  • Extract from the new Amnesty International annual Report
  • Marking World Refugee Day on 20 June
Amnesty International's publication for human rights information  and action, packed with fratures, actions, campaigning tools and much  more - is now avaliable

Amnesty International's publication for human rights information and action, packed with fratures, actions, campaigning tools and much more - is now avaliable

There are plenty more articles for you to read in this WIRE, and it is jam-packed with actions you can take. All the actions are quick, easy and can make a real difference.

Until next time,
Adi
Editor of WIRE

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