Wednesday, December 10

Price of Silence

I support Amnesty International through out the year, and in lieu of "stuff" giving, it is one of the organizations I give to at the holidays. I received an email from them today celebrating the anniversary of the first "blueprint" for Global Human Rights. It gave me goose bumps and chills simultaneously - to think about how far we've come, and how far we have to go.  

I want to share what they wrote to me and the inspirational song created, from artists all over the globe, for this celebration.

60 years ago this very day - after the horrors of World War II - the world came together at the United Nations to unanimously pass the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

This powerful declaration says that every human being deserves dignity, freedom and respect. 
It's the first blueprint for global rights, establishing fundamental freedoms for every human being. 

The UDHR set in motion a global movement that 
literally opened prison doors, shut down torture and execution chambers, and caused the downfall of the worst tyrannies. 

60 years later, despite much progress, millions are still denied basic human rights. Many governments still show more interest in abusing power than respecting those they lead. 
For far too many, injustice, inequality and impunity are still the hallmarks of our world today. 

But hope exists.  Help us fulfill the promise of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Help us fulfill the promise of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
  • Watch "The Price of Silence": our exciting new music video featuring some of the world’s greatest musicians, including some who've fled oppressive regimes. The track, donated by Aterciopelados and Nacional Records, combines the voices of Natalie Merchant, Hugh Masekela, Stephen Marley, Angelique Kidjo, Emmanual Jal and others.
  • Buy the music exclusively on iTunes: all proceeds will go to support our important life saving work.
  • Tell the world you support the UDHR: add your name to the petition.
  • Tell at least one friend to watch the music video and help spread the message

1 comment:

  1. oh, what a beautiful song! and what beautiful people singing it! i especially loved the pregnant woman with her beautiful belly showing... thank you... xo


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