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Bloggers Unite For Human Rights!

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by Treadmarkz

You may have noticed that I write as often as I can about human rights, equality in society, etc. I have been especially concerned with those with disabilities. In short, I am a proponent of human rights. So when I received an email from BlogCatalog.com, I decided that I was going to post it. May 15 is a few weeks from now, but here is something to be thinking about until then. It will be a great way for us bloggers to come together and agree on something for just one day.

P.S. – Blogcatalog.com is a great resource for any blogger to commune with other bloggers, see what others are doing, and get your blog publicized. If you haven’t seen it, check it out.

Read the text of the email that I recieved from Blogcatalog.com below, then click the Bloggers Unite sign on the right for further details:


Join Bloggers Unite For Human Rights On May 15!

Thanks to you, May marks the first anniversary of Bloggers Unite and this time we’re launching an awareness campaign chosen by BlogCatalog members. On May 15, let’s unite for human rights and make a statement that all people are born with basic rights and freedoms – life, liberty, and justice!

On May 15th 2008, let’s come together and all blog about Human Rights. There are dozens and dozens of human rights issues that you can write about. The one you choose is up to you.

Topics to Consider

  • The wrongful imprisonment of journalists covering assemblies.
  • Governments that ignore the plight of citizens left tot he mercy of gangs.
  • The censorship of the Internet in order to prevent freedom of expression.
  • Harsh punishments that include torture, forced labor, and starvation.
  • Sexual assault against women by members of military or militia.

Learn More About Human Rights

There are many organizations that promote human rights and work to protect people. We’ve picked three to help you learn more and find breaking topics.

  • Amnesty International (http://www.amnesty.org/) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all. They work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.
  • Human Right Watch (http://www.hrw.org/) is dedicated to protecting human rights of people around the world. They stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, uphold political freedom, protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.
  • Youth For Human Rights (http://www.youthforhumanrights.org) is an independent non-profit that educates people about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace.

We have an entire group discussion dedicated to Bloggers Unite (http://www.blogcatalog.com/group/bloggers-unite) where you can add more organizations that you think are worth including.

How To Join Bloggers Unite!

To join, simply visit the Bloggers Unite page (http://unite.blogcatalog.com/) to get more information. Then, on Thursday, May 15th, write a blog post that shares awareness about human rights.

Your blog post could:

  • Have the title “Bloggers Unite For Human Rights” (or some variation).
  • include an example of human rights so people can learn about it.
  • Explain the importance of human rights and how it applies to everyone.
  • Link to one of the sites we’ve listed or the most suitable site for your country.
  • And add a link to our BlogCatalog Community Human Rights Awareness Campaign page so we can give you and your blog credit for being part of it.

If you have any questions, please e-mail bloggersunite@blogcatalog.com. And please, don’t forget to tell your friends to blog about this too. Together, I know we can raise awareness and prove bloggers can do good!

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  1. Thanks for posting this. I was unaware of blogcatalog.com.


    April 19, 2008 at 3:58 PM

  2. glad I could bring your attention to it. My brother in law, who writes musicgoat.com and is a blogwizard, brought it to my attention and I knew right away it would help me.


    April 19, 2008 at 6:28 PM

  3. You need to take part in a contest for one of the best sites on the web.
    I am going to recommend this site!

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