UNICEF saves children’s lives, defends their rights, and helps them fulfill their potential. We never give up.
UNICEF saves children’s lives, defends their rights, and helps them fulfill their potential. We never give up.
Alto a la separación de niños y padres migrantes
Es urgente que el mundo, y particularmente México, expresen su más rotunda condena a la separación de niños migrantes de sus padres. Estos niños se han convertido en rehenes de la política cruel del presidente Donald Trump quien en este momento sólo mira las elecciones intermedias, y para ello se vale de cualquier medida. Las leyes estadounidenses prohiben que ninguna autoridad toque siquiera a estos niños que viven detenidos en jaulas, como si fueran animales: carecen de consuelo, de apoyo sicológico. El encierro de estos niños migrantes no tiene parangón en la historia reciente.
Juicio a Javier Duarte por crímenes de lesa humanidad.
Bien sabemos que las leyes mexicanas protegen a lo peor de la sociedad sistemáticamente. Siempre ha sido así y la historia refrenda, día a día, ejemplos de nuestro surreal país. En días anteriores se anunció que la condena para Javier Duarte. El ex-gobernador de Veracruz fue acusado del desvío de 60,000,000,000 de pesos, de los cuales se le "comprueban" 1,650,000,000 y por los cuáles (tras confesarse culpable) se le da una condena irrisoria de 9 años de cárcel (con posibilidad de reducción de condena a 3 años) y una multa de 60,000 pesos. UN MILLÓN DE VECES MENOR de lo que se le acusó. Entre ese desfalco se encuentra una cantidad perteneciente al desvío de recursos del Edo. de Veracruz por TRATAMIENTOS DE QUIMIOTERAPIA para niños con cáncer. Tal vez una de las notas más viles que puedan existir. No puede haber justicia si en un juicio se pasa por alto que Javier Duarte robó la esperanza de vida de cientos de niños con tal de darse una vida de lujos y placeres. Esto tiene que cambiar por las familias afectadas, por la comunidad y por poner un ejemplo de que la sociedad mexicana, en su hartazgo, debe tener la facultad de juzgar a un sujeto así. Que se someta a votación, que se busquen los medios, pero que no quede impune. Porque reducir todo lo que robo y lo que hizo a la MILLONÉSIMA parte no es justicia, no es ley, es negocio.
Priyanka Chopra doesn’t deserve to be UN’s Goodwill Ambassador
Priyanka Chopra doesn’t deserve to be a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN. In an attempt to express her nationalism towards her country India, she tweeted her support for the Indian Air Force’s violation of entering into Pakistan’s territory. Through her tweet, she has celebrated an attempt at war against Pakistan. Someone as influential as Priyanka Chopra, who has a massive following globally, must know how war is never the solution to win at each other. War destroys the life of innocent people on both sides of the border and must be condemned at any cost. Considering her role as the Ambassador of child rights and education for girls, Chopra needs to learn a lesson on how devastating the impact of war can be, especially for children. She must realise the significance of the position she holds and United Nations must take back her ambassadorship since she is niether an ambassador of goodwill nor peace.
No separen a los 5 hermanitos abandonados de Ing. Allan, Florencio Varela
Hola a todos, soy Laura y vivo en Florencio Varela, Provincia de Buenos Aires, donde ayer encontraron a 5 hermanitos que se encontraban abandonados hacía dos semanas. Por suerte fueron rescatados con éxito pero hoy están separados, se los llevaron a hogares diferentes. Les pido su apoyo firmando y compartiendo esta petición para que la Dirección de Niñez de la Provincia de Buenos Aires garantice que los 5 hermanitos estén juntos, no merecen seguir sufriendo separados. Estos 5 hermanitos de entre 4 y 13 años fueron abandonados por su mamá, internada por un problema de adicciones, y dejados a cargo de su tía hace un mes y medio. Vivían con ella en Ingeniero Allan, Florencio Varela, pero hace dos semanas la tía le dijo al más grande que ella se tenía que ir y no los podía cuidar más. Entonces, Natanael de 13, Dylan de 10, Elias de 9, Jeremias de 6 y Nemias de 4 permanecieron solos en su casa dos semanas comiendo sobras y pan duro hasta que unos vecinos dieron aviso a la policía del caso y fueron rescatados. Estuvieron desde las 9 de la mañana hasta las 21hs en la comisaría esperando para que se pudiera tramitar su traslado. Pero lo que prometieron en un principio de no separarlos, no se cumplió. Los nenes pasaron todo el día acompañados de vecinos que se acercaban a la comisaría y le llevaban ropa y alimentos. Los niños estuvieron felices. Pero llegada la hora de retirarlos los apartaron y les dijeron que los iban a separar. A los nenes se los terminaron llevando a hogares diferentes, dos a Quilmes, dos a La Plata y uno a Florencio Varela. Muchas de las familias que estuvieron ahí se ofrecieron a tener a los nenes en su casa por el tiempo que fuera necesario hasta encontrar un lugar para los 5 juntos. Pero las personas encargadas de su traslado acataron órdenes de sus superiores quienes decidieron separarlos. Por esta razón necesitamos su ayuda para que los 5 hermanitos sean juntados de nuevo y puedan permanecer juntos. Necesito que nos ayuden firmando y compartiendo esta petición para que la Dirección de Niñez de la Provincia de Buenos Aires autorice a algunas de las familias a darles un hogar provisorio o, de lo contrario, encuentren una vacante en un hogar para los 5. Pero lo ideal sería encontrar una familia que pudiese darles un hogar permanente y el cariño que esos nenes merecen. Desde ya Muchas Gracias por su granito de arena y su tiempo para firmar.
Justice for 8 year old Asifa gang raped and killed in J&K
In January an 8 year old girl Asifa went missing from Kathua village in Jammu. Her raped and brutalized body was found about a week later. Chargesheet reveals involvement of local right wing people who raped her in the garbha griha (Sanctum Sanctorum) of a temple. One accused was invited from Meerut and came to partake in the "fun". Cops investigating the case advised the accused on sedatives and when to"do away with her"and accompanied the accused--requesting "one try" and raped her before she was asphyxiated o death with her dupatta and then stoned her head in to kill her. IS this not a crime worse than Nirbhaya... #JusticeforAsifa
SI a las ESTANCIAS INFANTILES, NO a vulnerar y sacrificar la educación temprana
NO PERMITAMOS QUE SE VULNERE A LA NIÑEZ MEXICANA Los niños, madres solteras, padres solos, padres de escasos recursos, todos ellos población vulnerable, así como diversas fuentes de empleo, se ven afectados al no estar funcionando el programa de estancias infantiles. A la fecha, todas las estancias infantiles del programa BIENESTAR, antes SEDESOL, no se encuentran operando con el subsidio del gobierno y es de preocuparse que el presupuesto asignado para este año fiscal se vio reducido en un cincuenta por ciento aún cuando en años anteriores muchos niños se quedaron en espera de recibir este beneficio. El programa de estancias infantiles provee una infraestructura y un servicio que el gobierno no puede cubrir y esto permite que muchas madres y padres solos de escasos recursos se puedan insertar en el mercado laboral con tranquilidad de que sus hijos se están desarrollando en las áreas intelectual, emocional, física y de salud además de recibir una alimentación balanceada. Se pide que la secretaria de BIENESTAR firme los convenios con las estancias infantiles a la brevedad debido a que las estancias infantiles, los padres de familia y el personal están tratando de cubrir los gastos generados por parte del subsidio y muchos niños se han dado de baja debido a que no pueden subsanar este gasto extra. Se pide se reconsidere el presupuesto asignado para cubrir las necesidades de toda la población infantil y que se pueda seguir otorgando el mismo subsidio. Se propone que: De las partidas asignadas a las guarderías subrogadas del IMSS, DIF, CENDIS se otorgue el presupuesto. De los preescolares de la SEP que no alcanzan a cubrir la demanda de primer grado por falta de infraestructura y que las estancias infantiles estamos subsanando, se nos otorgue presupuesto. Se consideren unificar los programas de guarderías subrogadas.
Free Ahed Tamimi
My name is Nasri Akil from Toronto, Canada. I started this campaign to support" Ahed Tamimi", her mother "Mariam", her cousin "Nur" and the other kids detained by the evil hands of the Zionists of the fake state of Israel. In a desperate hope to get enough signature to put pressure on decision makers to do something about the constant twisted detention of Palestinian kids. In turn this will expose the evil of the zionists and pressure the international community. I would like to mention here that this petition has nothing to do with race or religion or ethnicity. It's pure right against wrong. Zionism is not Judaism. Judaism is a religion not a race. Many Jews are not Zionists. Most Zionists are not Jews. Many Zionists hate Jews. Opposition to Israel is NOT anti-Semitism. Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested ( kidnapped actually ) by Israeli forces in the middle of the night. Since she was a young child, she has been active in weekly demonstrations against Israel’s theft of her family’s land in occupied Nabi Saleh. But as Tamimi stands against Israeli occupation, she underscores: whenever a people face oppression, we must show solidarity. Israeli soldiers shot Ahed Tamimi's relative in the head, leaving the teenage boy in a coma, and then invaded her family home. She demanded that the occupying Israeli soldiers leave her property immediately, shouting "don't touch me" and "leave!" Now she's in Israeli military detention, where 75% of Palestinian children report assault. Ahed is a child, and like thousands of Palestinian children she could be humiliated and abused if we don't get her out fast. She has become another child statistic of the countless other children detained illegally in Israel. Her court date is December 25th, 2017. She was taken into question at the Moscobiyeh prison, notorious for it's dungeon cell, torture tactics fully utilized on children, and extensive harassment. She was put in isolation, left in an icy cell, without proper food. In fives days she was moved three times. Why? To exhaust and break her. When her mother arrived to be there with her, she too was arrested. We demand that Ahed and all Palestinian children are released from Israeli prisons now. The international community must put an end to the ill-treatment and detention of Palestinian children. Enough is enough. Ahed Tamimi represent all the innocent kids in the Isareli detention and represent the Palestinians struggle against the illegal occupation of Palestine. Since 1967, Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have been living under Israeli military law and prosecuted in military courts. Israeli military law, which fails to ensure and denies basic and fundamental rights, is applied to the whole Palestinian population. Israel is the only country in the world that automatically prosecutes children in military courts that lack basic and fundamental fair trial guarantees. Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system notorious for the systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children. Around 500-700 Palestinian children are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system each year. The majority of Palestinian child detainees are charged with throwing stones, and three out of four experience physical violence during arrest, transfer or interrogation. Unlike Israeli children living in illegal settlements in the West Bank, Palestinian children are not accompanied by a parent and are generally interrogated without the benefit of legal advice, or being informed of their right. They are overwhelmingly accused of throwing stones, an offense that can lead to a potential maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years depending on a child’s age. AHED TAMIMI will go to trial on Christmas Day for slapping an Israeli soldier, illegally trespassing on her property, the day after her 15-year-old cousin was shot in the face. In December 2011, Mustafa Tamimi was killed during a protest in the village when an Israeli soldier shot him in the face with a tear gas canister. One year later, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Rashadi Tamimi in the village. One wonders why the "slap" is the Crime? I decided to do something about it and start with what I can. So that's why I am here asking you to help me help Ahed, her family and all the other kids. I also started a fund raising campaign on "GoFundMe" hoping to raise enough money to hire as many legal advisors to support Ahed and the others legaly in the court and get some justice. I mean enough is enough...I can't sleep I can't eat and these kids are experiencing all of that twist. Someone must do something. This is not right. This is not humanity. We cannot make this acceptable by doing nothing. I earnestly ask that at the very least, we make some noise in support of Ahed Tamimi and the other children that are held prisoners with no charge, no defense, all in violation of international laws. She is one, but we are many. It takes a united front to add pressure, to induce accountability and hopefully give freedom to the oppressed, weak and innocent. To Ahed and all the children in Israeli jails: We stand by your side, and are holding you in our hearts. We will not give up until you are free. You are not alone. As a wise man ounce said: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible" Sign. Support. Make Noise. Add Pressure. Be Human. what if Ahed was your daughter, sister or just a friend? What would you do?
China: Release the 1 Million Uyghurs Detained in Nazi-Style Concentration Camps
China: Release The 1 Million Uyghur Detainees Held Illegally In Nazi-Style Concentration Camps By Torchlight Uyghur Group (Mesheluyghur@gmail.com) www.facebook.com/torchuyghur/ https://twitter.com/torch_uyghur http://blog.freedomsherald.org/ This Petition Is Also Available In The Following Languages: Turkish (Turkçe), German (Deutsch), Japanese (日本語), Chinese (中文), Traditional Chinese (繁体字), French (Français), Arabic (عربى), Uyghur (ئۇيغۇرچە), Slawyan (Kiril), Russian(Pусский) January 20th, 2018 Many media organizations around the world have recently reported that a large portion of the Uyghur population is being detained either in jails or in so-called “re-education camps” (http://freedomsherald.org/ET/unb/ while their children are being kept in countless orphanages in the East Turkestan. Recently, we have learned from official sources inside East Turkestan that the number of the Uyghurs currently being held in these Nazi-style political “re-education” concentration camps is more than 800,000. That is a number known officially inside East Turkestan, but all the unofficial numbers we obtained from various sources exceed one million. According to the 2010 Chinese census, the Uyghur population in East Turkestan was 10,000,370 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinjiang This means that about 10% of the current Uyghur population is locked up. The conditions of the concentration camps are horrific because of the fact that such a large number of Uyghurs are locked up in relatively small and crowded spaces. We were told by several people who fled China recently that people even cannot lie down during the night with their backs on the floor; instead, they have to sleep sideways with all the adjacent bodies touching one another. We have also learned from some Uyghurs who recently lost their close relatives in the concentration camps that a significant number of Uyghurs are losing their lives in those camps every day. The families of the victims are just receiving their dead bodies from those overcrowded concentration camps. The local authorities are not giving back the bodies of the younger Uyghurs died, instead, just burying them in the nearby empty fields. These are just a few of the many examples of the horrible conditions in these concentration camps. How did those more than one million people end up in jails, concentration camps and orphanages? It is extremely difficult to obtain such information in China, but we have managed to get information on some individual cases from the relatives of those victims’ living outside China (The report titled “Political persecution of the Uyghurs – Brief description of some individual cases” at http://freedomsherald.org/ET/unb/ The Uyghurs are one of the ancient peoples living in the heart of Asia. They have a long and proud history, and a rich culture. Throughout the history, the Uyghurs have been a great contributor to the world peace and prosperity. Due to their geographical location along the famous Silk Road, they have been a major force in the cultural exchange between the East and the West. We strongly believe that the Uyghurs are an indispensable part of the wider international community and will continue such contribution to the world’s ethnic and cultural diversities in the future. Similarly, the Uyghurs will contribute to the world's peace and prosperity, just as they have done in the past. Therefore, the Uyghurs have every right to live in peace with dignity, and to continuously prosper, as any other nations on the surface of our mother Earth. However, in the recent decades, the Chinese government has banned the Uyghur language from its use at all levels of education in East Turkestan, outlawed Uyghur literature (by banning and burning historical and literature books written in the Uyghur language), restricted, criminalized and attempted to eliminate Uyghurs’ religious belief and practice, and has systematically flooded East Turkestan with Han Chinese migrants in the name of “developing the West”, and thereby marginalized the Uyghurs in their own homeland. And now the Chinese government is openly killing the Uyghur people, too, in those Nazi-style Chinese concentration camps by implementing a state-sponsored ethnic cleansing policy. If we don’t get help immediately from the United Nations and from the international community to stop the Chinese government from what they are doing towards the Uyghurs in East Turkestan, the Uyghurs will keep dying and disappearing in large numbers in those Chinese concentration camps (http://www.freedomsherald.org/ET/images/image201801_13.jpg and will soon face an unprecedented threat to their very existence. Therefore, we appeal to all the international communities and human rights organizations not to ignore the Chinese government’s crimes against humanity – the crimes currently being committed against the innocent Uyghur people. We appeal to the United Nations and other international human rights organizations to demand the Chinese government to release those 1 million Uyghurs, and send investigation teams to East Turkestan and find out: ● Where are those jails, concentration camps and orphanages? ● Why and where those one million Uyghurs are being detained? ● What are they eating and where and how are they sleeping? ● What are they doing during the day? ● What are their current health conditions? ● What are the current death rates among the detainees? ● What is happening to the children/siblings/parents of the people held in jails and concentration camps? We, the Uyghurs, are powerless and helpless at the moment. As such, we cannot defend ourselves against the Chinese government’s atrocities and cannot fight this battle for our survival alone. We need the support of the global community. If tens of thousands of people from around the world sign our petition, it may be possible that the United Nations will make a commitment and will act to stop the tragedy that the Uyghur people are facing today. Please join us in our fight to end the appalling atrocities happening in East Turkestan. Please sign and share this petition. Thank you! About the Uyghur People and East Turkestan: East Turkestan is the homeland of the Uyghur people. It has been under the communist China' s occupation since 1949. East Turkestan is located in the Central Asia, and borders China and Mongolia to the east, Russia to the north, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to the west, and Tibet to the south. The landmass of East Turkestan is bigger than whole Western Europe. Its colonial name is “Xinjiang”, which means "the new territory" or "the new frontier" in Chinese. China officially designated the East Turkestan a Uyghur autonomous region in 1955, but in reality it has never become a genuine autonomous region. The Chinese government reported the number of the Uyghur population in East Turkestan as 10,000,370 (refer to the 2010 Chinese census), but some Uyghur sources estimate the real population of Uyghurs to be around 20 million.