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International Human Rights month finds its home in December, due to the fact that the Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on December 10th, 1948.
The Declaration serves as an agreement among nations. It lays out those values that the human family holds dearest. Rights like free speech, liberty, privacy, social security, health, education, and more are all expressed in the document.
The document isn't a formal treaty, so it doesn't legally bind countries in any way. That being said, it is frequently invoked in court and has heavily influenced the development of Human Rights Law. There are also a number of legally binding agreements that were created in the wake of the adoption of The Declaration of Human Rights.
Conventions on the elimination of torture, racial discrimination, and discrimination against women, as well as the illumination of rights for children and people with disabilities have all come as a result of the declaration.
The value of such a document is hard to imagine. At the same time, there's still a lot to be done. Pledgeling has the honor of working with a number of organizations that are working towards Human Rights causes, and we want to take this opportunity to mention a few of them.
Human Rights First
Human Rights First is an organization that seeks to "ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence."
They work primarily within the United States, and recently started the Freedom for Detained Refugees Project. Their project will partner with law firms across the country to provide quality legal representation, action, and advocacy.
You can contribute directly to their cause here.
Physicians for Human Rights
Physicians for Human Rights works to use the sciences to document and fight human rights violations.
Using forensic medicine and scientific documentation, the group takes a fact-based approach to documenting human rights abuses. They also use their influence to empower and advocate for the individuals affected, as well as those who are working to further human rights causes.
You can contribute directly to their organization here.
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an international organization that investigates and exposes those who aren't upholding human dignity. Their ultimate goal is to "bring perpetrators to justice."
They pair with similar organizations to make steady, gradual progress toward a better world. You can contribute directly to their cause here.
Celebrate International Human Rights Month With Pledgeling
If your company is throwing any end of year events or parties, you can use Evite to send out invitations that will help you support Human Rights. Evite allows you to send invitations that give recipients the opportunity to donate right then and there.
All you need to do is select an Evite template, choose to 'Add Donations', pick a Human Rights nonprofit for guests to donate to, and set a goal. After that, guests will be able to freely give and you'll be notified when donations start coming in.
You can also consult with your team about year-end giving. Employees want to work for companies that support what they care about, and the year-end brings the chance to set yearly goals, give singe donations, or set up regular donations to occur throughout the year. Contact us and we can help get your set up in a matter of minutes.
Pledgeling gives Shopify store owners the opportunity to contribute to human rights organizations directly through their site. Our Give & Grow feature allows businesses to select a dollar amount or percentage from each sale to be given to an organization of their choice.
You can choose up to 12 organizations as options for customers to put their donations toward. Pledgeling has partnered hundreds of groups that promote and uphold human rights. You can browse those organizations here.
We make it for your organization to contribute to the causes that you and your employees support. We've helped nonprofits raise millions of dollars, and we'd love to help you do the same!
If you're interested in learning more about how your business can make an impact through Pledgeling, contact us and we'll be happy to help!