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I've made a commitment: to do one good deed per day. Large or small, it doesn't matter. Self-sacrificing or not, extraordinary or mundane, it doesn't matter. Just one thing every day, that's all.

The more I do good, the better I feel about myself. Truly, to benefit others is to benefit yourself. I hope this journal may inspire others who also yearn to do good. So join me on this journey, if you will, and think about the difference you can make in your own life.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Human rights charities

Today I raised awareness by posting seven new charities to the Polytheist Charity group, all of which bore on human rights. The specific charities are listed below.

Human Rights Watch - independent organization reporting on human rights issues around the world

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival - festival to showcase fictional, documentary, and animated films or videos with a human rights theme

Global Grassroots - (which I've written about before) supports women affected by violence in Rwanda, Darfur, and eastern Chad bordering Darfur; trains women in personal transformation, social entrepreneurship, and project building; also provides seed funding to graduates with quality projects, a list of which can be seen on their web site; founded by Gretchen Steidle Wallace of the film The Devil Came On Horseback.

Sudan Divestment Task Force - project coordinates Sudan divestment, which means removing investor capital from companies supporting the Sudanese government, the money from which funds ongoing genocide; a list of companies under scrutiny is available for free download, and the methodology used for selecting these companies is given upfront; companies which substantially benefit the Sudanese people are not targeted; the site also shows which U.S. states have adopted divestment policies.

Genocide Intervention Network - educational network empowering individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide; in addition to advocacy, programs work actively to protect civilians on the ground, currently in Darfur and Burma.

Aegis - campaigns to prevent genocide worldwide; activities include research, policy, education, remembrance, awareness of genocide issues in the media, and humanitarian support for victims of genocide; offices in the UK Holocaust Centre and Rwanda

International Campaign for Tibet - (which I've also written about before) engages in human rights monitoring and advocacy, legislative activities, fact-finding missions, environment and development initiative, refugee assistance, Chinese outreach, education, and training Tibetan youth in leadership skills

ONE GOOD DEED: Raise awareness for human rights charities.
image: Philemon and Baucis, by Bartolommeo Suardi Bramantino

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad for posting this. It helps informing people. It's nice to share good things to anybody without expecting a return. Go to this site for more info..A Global Tribe regarding good deeds.