Woodhull Featured in 64 Day Campaign for Human Rights
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — November 28, 2012 — Washington, DC
Human rights are universal and fundamental. More than a matter of oppression in far-off lands,
they are intrinsic to the way we treat each other in our communities, in our families, and in our homes. Breakthrough
The 64 Day Campaign for Human Rights this week focuses on seven organizations, and Woodhull is VERY proud to be featured! Read and share with others their work to defend against violence, ensure economic justice, sexual freedom, and reproductive rights.
In commemoration of the 64th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this year, the US Human Rights Network is highlighting 64 member and partner organizations as a way to raise awareness about the domestic human rights movement.
WOODHULL SEXUAL FREEDOM ALLIANCE
The mission of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance is to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right. Woodhull affirms and seeks public and social policies that recognize the right that all human beings have to personal autonomy, including the control of their own bodies, minds and spirits and therefore their destinies. This means that all persons must be free of social and legal sexual oppression, and have the right to sexual self expression.
The Center for Women’s Global Leadership strengthens and facilitates women’s leadership for human rights and social justice worldwide. CWGL envisions a world in which all people are equal and gender equality is systemically realized by the achievement of human rights for all.
The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect,respect, and fulfill. Reproductive freedom lies at the heart of the promise of human dignity, self-determination and equality embodied in both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Center works toward the time when that promise is enshrined in law in the United States and throughout the world. The Center envision a world where every woman is free to decide whether and when to have children; where every woman has access to the best reproductive healthcare available; where every woman can exercise her choices without coercion or discrimination. More simply put, The Center envision a world where every woman participates with full dignity as an equal member of society.
The mission of the Advocates for Human Rights is to implement international human rights standards to promote civil society and reinforce the rule of law. The Advocates accomplishes this mission by involving volunteers in research, education and advocacy and building broad-based constituencies in the United States and selected global communities.
The mission of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective is to amplify and strengthen the collective voices of Indigenous women and women of color to ensure Reproductive Justice through securing human rights. SisterSong educates women of color on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights by integrating grassroots community organizing and Self-Help.
The mission of 9 to 5 is to build a movement to achieve economic justice by engaging directly affected women to improve working conditions. The Atlanta chapter was founded in 1983 with the mission to improve the workplace for women and strengthen the ability of low-wage women in Georgia to win economic justice.
Breakthrough is a unique global human rights organization and a recognized pioneer of innovative social change. Working out of centers in the U.S. and India, they create game-changing pop culture and multimedia campaigns – including video games and music videos — that bring human rights issues and values into the mainstream, making them real and relevant to individuals and communities worldwide. Breakthrough’s in-depth trainings with young people, government officials, and community groups have ignited new generations of leaders to act for local and global human rights. Their current initiatives seek to build a culture in which women’s human rights thrive, enabling us all to be safe in our homes and limitless in our ambitions. Breakthrough believes that human rights begin in our hearts, homes and actions and inspire people to take bold action for social change – envisioning a world where all individuals and communities live with dignity, equality and justice.
Woodhull is a proud member of the US Human Rights Network where we Chair the Sexual Rights and Gender Justice Working Group. This campaign is shared here and on the US Human Rights Network website – a treasure trove of human rights resources and up-to-the minute information!