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Amnesty International Human Rights Education Project. Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 1- “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood”.

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Universal Declaration of Human RightsArticle 1-“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood”

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HIV/AIDS•10 new HIV infections every minute•as many as 46 million people are infected•40% infection rate in Botswana and Swaziland
zimbabwe 2000 in a tuberculosis ward where the great majority of the patients suffer from aids
Zimbabwe, 2000 - In a tuberculosis ward where the great majority of the patients suffer from AIDS
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Article 5-“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”
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Article 4-“No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms”
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What Amnesty does-•Researches human rights abuses worldwide and releases reports- TRANSPARENCY•Organizes huge grassroots movement to call attention to actions of governments and individuals involved in abuses

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•Seeks to educate about basic human rights in all societies•Tries to motivate students and young people to get involved!
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Student and local groups often adopt a “prisoner of conscience”,and write letters to government, prison and local officials to urge the release or fair treatment of someone.

why do we care about the human rights of other people imagine them as your neighbor
Why do we care about the human rights of other people?•Imagine them as your neighbor
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What we can do… (yes, this means you too)•PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD• study languages and history• learn more and tell others about it• join Amnesty or another organization• raise money, send letters, call your representatives

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•make a short documentary on a local or world issue•Invite a local speaker to tell their story in your class
www jamesnachtwey com www amnesty org www hrw org www us childsoldiers org
www.jamesnachtwey.comwww. amnesty.orgwww.hrw.orgwww.us-childsoldiers.org