Saturday, March 3, 2012

Partnership for Global Justice: March Alert, 2012

Our NGO (Partnership for Global Justice) has just sent us the following alert. Please help us make us a difference for women and girls around the world.

We are currently in the midst of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, so the Partnership for Global Justice is teaming up with Amnesty International to make a difference for women and girls around the world. More than a decade into the 21st century, women and girls basic human rights are continuously denied. Denying the basic human rights of women affects the lives of millions, in all socio-economic and educational classes and doesn’t allow women to participate fully in society. Time and time again, international bodies, world powers, local governments, and individual households too often accept violence against women as nothing more than a regrettable reality. As a result, women and girls continue to suffer, and abusers go unpunished for their crimes.

Write to: (Sample letter below)
United States
President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20500
Fax: 202-456-2461
Email:
president@whitehouse.gov

Hillary Clinton
U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
Fax: 202-647-6434
Email: usa@un.int

Canada
Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON 
K1A 0A2

Marjory LeBreton
Leader of the Canadian Government in the Senate
Senate of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A4
Fax: 613-943-1493

Sample letter/postcard

Dear Sir/Madam:

I implore you to use your position to take a stand on the violation of human rights against women.

Violence against women has and continues to affect the lives of millions worldwide, from all socio-economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious barriers, impeding the rights of women to participate fully in society.

I write with great concern that you should take significant steps in assuring women and girls worldwide access to their basic human rights. It is important to stop the cycle of violence.

Sincerely,
  


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