The 7th Annual Human Rights Summit at the UN, Geneva

17 09 2010

Youth & Human Rights Defenders Collaborate at 7th Annual Human Rights Summit in Geneva.

Held in the United Nations ‘Palais des Nations’ in Geneva, the event was attended by delegates from 30 countries and over 60 UN diplomats.

The 2010 Summit was co-sponsored by the Uganda Permanent Mission to the UN, the Haiti Permanent Mission to the UN, Village Suisse NGO, Friends of the United Nations, Ariel Foundation International, the African Diaspora Foundation and Youth for Human Rights.

The Summit included presentations on human rights activities by the Delegates; special addresses by human rights NGOs; a panel discussion on the human rights education draft resolution currently under discussion by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations; and presentation of Human Rights Hero Awards for stellar contribution to human rights education.

In this event the past International Human Rights activities of the Dorbayanis were screened and they were honored with a Human Rights Hero Award.

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Human Trafficking Awareness

15 09 2010

Emma Thompson voices for the victims in this moving emotional piece for Human Trafficking Awareness.

Human trafficking differs from people smuggling. In the latter, people voluntarily request smuggler’s service for fees and there may be no deception involved in the (illegal) agreement. On arrival at their destination, the smuggled person is usually freed. On the other hand, the trafficking victim is enslaved, or the terms of their debt bondage are highly exploitative. The trafficker takes away the basic human rights of the victim.

Victims are sometimes tricked and lured by false promises or physically forced. Some traffickers use coercive and manipulative tactics including deception, intimidation, feigned love, isolation, threat and use of physical force, debt bondage,or other abuse.