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