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- The Human Rights Issue
- Our environment concerns
- Women security and equality
- What should be done for women?
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How you can helpYou can start by sharing this note to your friends and you can also help out in your communities visit other ngo's in your area and take action in ways you can e.g you can donate or even volunteer.
The Human Rights Issue
Human Rights relating to poverty are set out in basic human rights treaties which includes:The human right to an adequate standard of living, including access to housing, food, clean water, and basic social services.The human right to a healthy and safe environment.The human right to primary health care and medical attention in case of illness.The human right to freedom from discrimination based on sex, in all aspects of life and work.The human right to equal access to education and training.The human right to equal access to productive resources, including land and credit.The human right to work and receive wages that contribute to an adequate standard of living.
The human right to equal pay for equal work, and to equality of opportunity in hiring and promotion.The human right to proper consideration of women's reproductive rights and sexuality, including job security during and after pregnancy, flexible working conditions, and access to child care.The human right to equality within the family and shared responsibilities for children's upbringing.The human right to social security in the event of unemployment, disability, old age, or other lack of livelihood.The human right to be treated with dignity, and to freedom from violence and exploitation.The human right to full and equal participation in shaping decisions of importance to women, their families and communities, including decisions relating to poverty eradication and development.The human right to sustainable development.The human right to peace.
Almost everyone has seen a homeless person in a major city. We have gotten used to seeing their despondent faces and listening to pleas for help. But while homeless people are often taken for granted as a part of the urban landscape, their plight should not be ignored.
Ways you can help
Homelessness is a monumental problem, but there are things you can do to help. Educating yourself and others about homeless people is very important by sharing this note. You can also create a fundraising to promote and raise awareness and fund through social networking eg facebook, blogs, myspace, twitter etc.
Do you know that young people around the world face poverty, hunger, disease and violence every day. Many of their parents do not have the resources to help them due to economic problems. "Millions of children continue to endure the dreadful indignities of poverty; hundreds of thousands suffer the effects of conflict and economic chaos; tens of thousands are maimed in wars; many more are orphaned or killed by HIV/AIDS," said Kofi Annan, secretary general of the United Nations, in The State of the World's Children 2000.
The Hunger statistics on hunger
§ More than 800 million men, women and children around the world are chronically hungry, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
§ About 199 million children suffer from various stages of under nutrition, according to the FAO. Most of these children live in South Asia.
§ About 46 percent of undernourished people in Sub-Saharan Africa live on less than 300 kilo calories of food per day.As we enter the 21st century with new technologies promising to improve our lives, many people still live without basic necessities.
A recent FAO report stated that most people who are hungry live in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Our environment concerns
Global warming. Ozone depletion. Smog. Water Pollution. Disappearing rain-forests. Nuclear waste. Oil spills in our rivers and oceans.The problems faced by our Earth is alarming. Humans set about to alter the environment thousands of years ago, and with today's fossil fuels and chemicals, the damage has been great. The Earth's resources are rapidly depleting and many people do not have access to safe drinking water. While not all of the destruction is reversible, there are solutions to some environmental problems.
Ways you can help
There are many simple ways you can contribute to the health of the environment: conserve water save electricity Start recycling You can also organize a cleanup of your neighborhood, a park, a beach or other public property. And create a fundraising for the project if you wish. Contact us if you wish to get involved to save our planet
Women security and equality
Every year representatives of Member States of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which is dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women, gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide.
A (livelihood) refers to the capabilities, assets and strategies that people use to make a living; that is, to earn enough money to support themselves and their families through a variety of economic activities. In refugee and internally displaced person (IDP) contexts, livelihoods cover the range of activities and programs that work toward and enhance self-reliance, including: non-formal education, vocational and skills training programs, income generation activities, food for work programs, apprenticeship placement projects, micro-credit schemes, agriculture programs, business start up programs, seeds and tools projects, animal disbursement projects, self-employment and job placement programs. The goal of any livelihoods strategy is to develop self-reliance.
With refugees displaced for longer periods than ever before, the ways in which refugees particularly women and adolescents can earn a living and sustain themselves and their families must be addressed systematically and comprehensively while they are displaced. Livelihoods are vital for the social, emotional and economic well-being of displaced persons and are a key way to increase the safety of displaced women and adolescents specifically.
The Women’s Refugee Commission researches and develops guidelines on appropriate livelihoods for displaced women and youth that recognize their skills, experience and capacity. Livelihoods are targeted towards local markets, are comprehensive in approach, and promote self-reliance that is both dignified and sustainable.Women spend more time providing unpaid care giving than men. Women are more likely than men to care for children and elderly or disabled family members. One study found that 69 percent of unpaid caregivers to older adults in the home are women. Because combining unpaid care giving with paid work can be challenging, women are more likely to work part time or take time out of the workforce to care for family. Twenty-three percent of mothers are out of the workforce compared to just 1 percent of fathers.Women are more likely to bear the costs of raising children. When parents are not living together, women are more likely to take on the economic costs of raising children.
Eight in ten custodial parents are women, and custodial mothers are twice as likely to be poor as custodial fathers.Pregnancy affects women’s work and educational opportunities more than men’s. The economic costs associated with pregnancy are more significant for women than for men. Unplanned and mistimed pregnancies in particular can result in the termination of education and keep women from getting and sustaining solid employment.Domestic and sexual violence can push women into a cycle of poverty. Experiencing domestic or sexual violence can lead to job loss, poor health, and homelessness. It is estimated that victims of intimate partner violence collectively lose almost 8 million days of paid work each year because of the violence perpetrated against them by current or former husbands, boyfriends, or dates. Half of the cities surveyed in the US by the U.S. Conference of Mayors identified domestic violence as a primary cause of homelessness.
What should be done for women?
The poverty gap between men and women is not inevitable. The gender wage gap has narrowed over the past 30 years as women have gained greater access to education, the labor market, and better paid jobs. Ending women’s poverty and providing better economic opportunities for all women will require specific policy actions to ensure that:
§ Women should receive the pay they deserve and equal work conditions
§ Women should have access to higher-paying jobs
§ Women in the workforce should have affordable child and elder care, as well as access to quality flexible work and paid family leave
§ Women should receive the support they need through expanded tax credits to help meet the costs of raising their families
§Women should receive the contraceptive services they need so that they can plan their families
§ Women should receive the support and protection they need to leave violent situations while maintaining job and housing stability
§ Women should be educated in the need to say no to drug trafficking and report any attempt made to convince them to become a carrier.
§ Pregnant women should be giving a health benefits for mother and child.
§ Justice should be passed for women who are victims of domestic abuse.
§ Sex slavery should be stopped.
§ Women who are living with AID /HIV and handicapped should be allowed to participate in the society and employed.