MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

IN 2000, THE UNITED NATIONS ESTABLISHED THE MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS – 8 ANTI-POVERTY TARGETS TO ACHIEVE BY 2015.

BEYOND 2015

IN 2015, THE UN WILL CREATE NEW GOALS, WHICH, FOR THE FIRST TIME, COULD INCLUDE JUSTICE AND SECURITY MEASURES TARGETING EVERYDAY VIOLENCE AGAINST THE POOR.

PROTECT THE POOR

IJM JOINS GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT GROUPS, CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS AND WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS IN ENCOURAGING THE UN TO PURSUE INITIATIVES THAT ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THOSE IN POVERTY.

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DEAR SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON,

Everyday violence against the poor undermines global efforts to improve health, education, and economic development. Public justice systems that reliably and professionally protect the vulnerable—especially women and children—from violence and exploitation are an essential component of sustainable development.

When the United Nations selects its 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), I respectfully urge you to support goals that:

  • Eliminate all forms of violence against children
  • Ensure that justice institutions are accessible, independent, well-resourced and respect due-process rights
  • Enhance the capacity, professionalism and accountability of the security forces, police and judiciary.

These provisions and more are included in Goals 10 and 11, recommended by the Eminent Persons Panel you appointed in July 2012.

When the UN makes its final decision on the 2015 MDGs, we urge you to ensure these are among them.

Respectfully,

[Your Name]

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C. Shemelia
UNITED STATES
Signed 5 days 21 hours ago
...because living outside the rule of law is sometimes not by choice.. and everyone deserves justice from violence.
A. Javier
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 weeks 2 days ago
The absence of honest and effective criminal justice systems in the developing world impacts the poor and all development work done for them.
A. Wu
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Signed 3 months 4 weeks ago
Please give children and women a chance to be safe in their own environment! ** from Taiwan, NOT a province of China.
E. Cronlund
UNITED STATES
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T. Sell
UNITED STATES
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N. Stolper
NETHERLANDS
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I saw what IJM does and that is realy good and this is one thing i can help with
D. Guzman
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 days 21 hours ago
This could be the first step to helping eliminate violence and evidently eliminating poverty.
M. Bellanti
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 days 22 hours ago
Everyone needs to be safe
C. Dam
NETHERLANDS
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L. Dul
POLAND
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K. Leyble
PHILIPPINES
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C. Shemelia
UNITED STATES
Signed 5 days 21 hours ago
...because living outside the rule of law is sometimes not by choice.. and everyone deserves justice from violence.
C. Muchna
UNITED STATES
Signed 6 days 15 min ago
I long to see these injustices brought to an end.
H. Ridley
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 11 hours ago
I agree with this mission. I heard a video from Haugen that was a timely challenge.
D. Naish
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 17 hours ago
Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed.Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17
S. Warwar
AUSTRALIA
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A. Alvarado
NICARAGUA
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e. strus
UNITED STATES
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J. Martin
CANADA
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S. Taylor
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 1 day ago
Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed.Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17
B. Rondeau
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 weeks 17 hours ago
Serve the defenseless
A. Javier
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 weeks 2 days ago
The absence of honest and effective criminal justice systems in the developing world impacts the poor and all development work done for them.
M. Corona
UNITED STATES
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J. Groeneveld
NETHERLANDS
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J. Hennings
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 weeks 1 day ago
Without security and justice, anything gained by the weak is taken by the strong.
J. Massincaud
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 weeks 1 day ago
Because women should not have to live in fear.
H. Carr
UNITED STATES
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L. Laan
NETHERLANDS
Signed 1 month 1 day ago
Because Justice is for all people! IT shouldn't matter where you are born.
W. Belt
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 month 2 days ago
Because everyday violence must end, in order that all other humanitarian efforts may be fully realized and not for granted.
J. Sullivan
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 month 1 week ago
We need to put an end to this cruelty and injustice to people. I am disturbed and ashamed of the way we haven't given these people a voice and protected them.
O. Lim
MALAYSIA
Signed 1 month 2 weeks ago
L. Dronkers-Jansma
NETHERLANDS
Signed 1 month 3 weeks ago
Please stop THE violence against THE poor. IT is hartbreaking!!!!
B. Heilman
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 month 3 weeks ago
K. Frey
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 month 4 weeks ago
E. Wheelock
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 month 4 weeks ago
Believe in protecting the children and wanting to improve health and education, so we can eliminate violence and poverity
M. DeLaughter
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 months 26 min ago
I believe justice should be available to people around the world, no matter their economics, race, status, or creed.
J. Philpott
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 months 5 days ago
T. Lane
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 2 months 1 week ago
M. CABATAY
PHILIPPINES
Signed 2 months 1 week ago
I believe that Jesus calls believers to bring holistic change for those in need. If this simple act of signing the petition would be a way to help those people who are in deep poverty I am very blessed.
E. Ma
KOREA REPUBLIC OF
Signed 2 months 1 week ago
Because everybody deserves to be safe and those who are able to help should take initiative
J. Perrone
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 months 1 week ago
A. Agapetus
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 months 2 weeks ago
A. Nanu
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 months 2 weeks ago
critical to stop violence against the poor for any real progress to be possible
S. Bunyea
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 months 2 weeks ago
N. Kalloo
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 months 3 weeks ago
V. Nguyen
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 months 3 weeks ago
"Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow." ~ (Isaiah 1:17)
D. Eskew
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 months 3 weeks ago
K. Cannon
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 months 4 weeks ago
I would give up my comforts for their safety any day.
M. Cole
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 18 hours ago
E. Knutson
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 1 day ago
D. Feijoo
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 3 days ago
To help ensure the safety of women and children in developing countries!
M. Klassen
CANADA
Signed 3 months 5 days ago
D. Hosie
CANADA
Signed 3 months 6 days ago
Advocate for law protection to reduce violence and oppression
A. Brown
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 6 days ago
The Bible calls Christians to stand up for the poor.
E. Neal
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 3 months 1 week ago
w. wang
AUSTRALIA
Signed 3 months 1 week ago
J. Foster
AUSTRALIA
Signed 3 months 1 week ago
M. de Raad
NETHERLANDS
Signed 3 months 1 week ago
R. Marcus
SWITZERLAND
Signed 3 months 1 week ago
Because I understand that this issue is of utter importance if we want to truely see our selves as human beings.
J. Miller
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 1 week ago
Because the book makes sense, and could only improve the ways in which we aid our poorest neighbors.
R. Kennedy
AUSTRALIA
Signed 3 months 1 week ago
C. Mowry
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 1 week ago
M. St. Julien
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 2 weeks ago
I want to make a difference, I want to put a stop to child abuse.
N. Robinson
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 3 weeks ago
No one should live in constant fear of violent crime.
C. van de Kamp
NETHERLANDS
Signed 3 months 3 weeks ago
J. Klaus
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 3 weeks ago
N. Gillin
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 3 months 3 weeks ago
J. Sedlock
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 3 weeks ago
A. Casey
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 3 weeks ago
How can we stand by and do nothing?
B. Fisk
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 3 weeks ago
The poor have few voices for achieving justice. Let us care for them, let us show them we care.
A. Elias
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 4 weeks ago
Violence against children can change their whole lives, and any sort of trafficking is no freedom. All should have the opportunity to innocence, to play, to get an education, health and just be a child.
A. Wu
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
Signed 3 months 4 weeks ago
Please give children and women a chance to be safe in their own environment! ** from Taiwan, NOT a province of China.
N. LoFaso
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 months 4 weeks ago
How can I not?
C. Gerber
SOUTH AFRICA
Signed 4 months 2 days ago
Violence in South Africa is a very real problem. Some of my employees on the lower income level are experiencing exactly this problem, and they are in fact living outside of law enforcement.
S. Flintoff
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 2 days ago
I am privileged to live in a place where I am not subject to a state of constant fear of violence. This should be true for others too.
K. Erickson
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 2 days ago
A. Macumber
CANADA
Signed 4 months 2 days ago
Gary Haugen, in his excellent Ted Talk, clearly showcases why this is an important issue. It is unacceptable to have education made inaccessible because of fear of violence.
T. Vos
NETHERLANDS
Signed 4 months 4 days ago
T. Crossley
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 4 months 1 week ago
The book was a true eye-opener
C. Carvalho Jr
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 1 week ago
Just a small act to help
P. Ryan
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 1 week ago
S. Louka
CANADA
Signed 4 months 2 weeks ago
Rape and assault should not be a part of someone's every day experience. We have to help those who are oppressed and stuck in horrible situations a way out.
N. Narayanan
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 2 weeks ago
M. Molina
VENEZUELA
Signed 4 months 2 weeks ago
Z. Abo
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 2 weeks ago
L. TerHaar
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 2 weeks ago
End everyday violence, break idea of acceptable abuse.
C. Cahill
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 2 weeks ago
P. Garbarino
URUGUAY
Signed 4 months 2 weeks ago
P. Calvert
CANADA
Signed 4 months 2 weeks ago
Every person has the same basic rights to justice and freedom, please make this real for those who need it the most.
L. Koopmans
CANADA
Signed 4 months 3 weeks ago
I want to be part of the solution to end violence among women.
E. Petrovich
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 3 weeks ago
Help the victims!!!
C. Baillieu
AUSTRALIA
Signed 4 months 3 weeks ago
Police & Courts = Prosecution = Safety = Freedom!
C. bale
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 3 weeks ago
D. De La Torre
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 3 weeks ago
J. Gibson
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 3 weeks ago
I believe it is the right thing to do.
E. Euson
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 3 weeks ago
I care
T. evans
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 3 weeks ago
C. Roam
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 3 weeks ago
No body should have to live like that..the abusive people must be stopped! Otherwise they will just keep breeding the ignorance.
J. Shoemaker
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 months 3 weeks ago