CIVIL, HUMAN AND MIGRANT RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS

Everywhere around the world, human beings relate and co-exist in different terms and places that they call home. Some live in their native countries where they were born while others migrate to other nations to find asylum, look for work or study. Read more: Michael Larcey | Facebook

The diversity of various people in different parts of the world means that they have to tolerate each other’s temperaments, personalities, tastes and preferences, educational and legal backgrounds.

When it comes to the allocation of resources such as land,water,oil,money and many others, the existing government must be aware to distribute them equally and evenly among its citizens.

However, sometimes we have marginalized communities that are easily ignored and people being treated unfairly when trying to get justice at the courts for example. Criminals are allowed to walk scotfree, the rich keep getting richer and richer while some individuals remain homeless when their land is grabbed by unscrupulous leaders and businesses.

Lack of justice for the minority is precisely why we have several organizations that stand for civil, human and migrant rights. One organization doing so is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund founded by Michael and Jim who were the co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media.

The Fund’s inception was prompted by the arrest of these two by Sheriff Joe Arpaio for revealing that grand jury subpoenas targeted the paper’s writers and editors. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737 and http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/

The organization bargains for the freedom of speech and civil participation throughout Arizona. The fund is meant to directly represent immigrants in legal proceedings at the courts and train them in workshops through their Justice for Immigrants and Families Project (JIF).

Another organization is Amnesty International. Founded in 1961 in London, United Kingdom by British lawyer Peter Benenson, this organization has been advocating for the release of political prisoners all over the world, upholding of reproductive rights and fighting the discrimination of refugees and migrants. It has offices in Africa, Europe, Latin America and The Middle East.

Corruption, whether executed by the interim government or different individuals, denies people of vital resources like money, which could have helped them in various economic endeavors.

Bribery can be used to pervert the course of justice and this is where Transparency International comes in. Present in over 100 countries, the organization has been creating anti-corruption conventions, pushing for the prosecution of corrupt leaders and holding companies accountable for their undertakings worldwide.

Other societies advocating for human rights include: Human Rights Watch founded in 1978, Doctors Without Borders founded in December 20 1971 in Paris, France, UNICEF (December 11, 1946 New York City, United States), The International Committee Of The Red Cross (February 17, 1863 Geneva, Switzerland), World Vision International (1950) and the American Civil Liberties Union founded in January 19, 1920.

In conclusion, human rights to education, food, water, land, speech, religion and political governance have to be respected and upheld collectively for the benefit of all mankind. This means that governments from all over must be privy to the needs of the public and meet them accordingly.