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,

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The idea that we can end poverty while ignoring the crimes that prevent people from rising from poverty is laughable.
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Galatians 6:10 Whenever we have an opportunity, we should do good to everyone.
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Basic safety and security is a human right.
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UNITED STATES
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Everyone has the right to be safe from harm.
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I am against all forms of injustice against humanity
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Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and to be protected from those who seek to profit from people that are not in a position to help themselves.f633d
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Jesus!, and we must protect every innocent soul out there!
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CANADA
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I believe that protecting the poor people especially the women and children from violence and exploitation are an essential component of sustainable development.
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED KINGDOM
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UNITED STATES
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Everyone should have the right to raise a family in peace and to be protected by the law from violence.
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Please help where people suffer the most
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Protection of justice to all, especially the poor or vulnerable is very important.
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Because I feel secure in the Australian justice system, and I believe people everywhere are worth having security, safety, and justice in their country as well.
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CANADA
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to support the efforts of IJM in protecting the vulnerable - women and children in particular
D. Jud
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E. Axelson
UNITED STATES
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Because God loves the poor and spent his life for them as much as for anyone else. It was by grace I'm in the situation I'm in, not anything I've done. I want to pay it forward however I can that effectively helps people.
L. Vogler
UNITED STATES
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C. Merwarth
UNITED STATES
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These core values, representing Christ to me, are non-negotiable!
J. Ruwhof
NETHERLANDS
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We need more justice and protection for the poor. The amounts of suppressed and unprotected people are staggering. This cause will have an enormous impact to the positive side: More justice.
J. van der Kraan
NETHERLANDS
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Because the strong and rich need to speak up for the weak and poor.
E. Ramano
UNITED KINGDOM
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Because change needs to happen and injustice is unacceptable
A. Cumbow
UNITED STATES
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A. John
UNITED STATES
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The idea that we can end poverty while ignoring the crimes that prevent people from rising from poverty is laughable.
H. Knight
UNITED KINGDOM
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We should protect the vulnerable in any way we can.
J. Jopko
CANADA
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Injustice against the poor doesn't benefit anyone! Please help even the world's poorest people live in safety, peace and equality. All human life needs to be protected and treasured.
A. Latsa
UNITED STATES
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Justice for all is possible!
H. Schulte
UNITED STATES
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I believe this is Jesus' heart. He talked about justice for the poor more than anyone. We should agree with acts that are in alignment with His heart.
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UGANDA
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Againest child abuse, and Neglect.
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UNITED STATES
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NETHERLANDS
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Everyone should be protected from violence. Everyone deserves a good life.
S. Renich
UNITED STATES
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Justice, safety, and peace for all.
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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I believe that one of the best ways to show your humanity is by caring enough to say, in your own way, that any form of social injustice is unacceptable, and that you stand in unity with those who are trying to stop it.
J. Adarkwah
GHANA
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I signed because I believe it is the right of every human to be protected and to feel protected.
D. Mancuso
CANADA
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S. Gulink
NETHERLANDS
Signed 20 hours 14 min ago
Because we have to take care of children and poor people who need our help!
S. lawrence
UNITED STATES
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To bring hope to those who have none and equalize rights that all should have.
L. Groves
UNITED STATES
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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)
L. Alanne
FINLAND
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F. Nakato
UGANDA
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F. Nakato
UGANDA
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B. Fields
UNITED STATES
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Everyone deserves peace & respect! I grew up poor & endured violence as a child. No one should go through that.
F. Nakato
UGANDA
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J. Beless
UNITED STATES
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It is important to me for families to thrive and not be threatened
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UNITED STATES
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UGANDA
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UNITED STATES
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R. DRAYI
GHANA
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Violence and injustice against the poor undermines global sustainable development. Let us all protect the poor in society.
M. Cho
CANADA
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For every moral and practical reason, children--the future--must be protected, nurtured, educated and cherished.
G. ADU
GHANA
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Children are the future of the world. They need to be fully protected not forgetting women.
E. DRAYI
GHANA
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To make the world a better place more than paradise to live in co-existence with all including women and children.
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GHANA
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The sufferings of the poor is too unbareable
B. Briscoe
CANADA
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Signing is a practical way I can voice my support towards protecting and improving the lives of the impoverished.
R. P L
INDIA
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We need 'good' in this world
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GUADELOUPE
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women and children are most vulnerable in the African Society and must be given the needed protection and love.
N. Catz
UNITED STATES
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To protect the poor from violence.
R. De
INDIA
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Unless violence against poor and women is stopped, poverty and illiteracy cannot be eliminated. Judicial system must be active against impunity.
S. Hagen
UNITED STATES
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Because all lives are valuable and all people deserve equal rights.
V. Siew
MALAYSIA
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because all human beings should be treated with dignity. The poor are immortal souls too.
E. Mesina
UNITED STATES
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S. Tam
HONG KONG
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things need to change
K. Henkel
UNITED STATES
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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
J. Klay
GHANA
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Trafficking in human persons has assumed higher rates with cruelty meted to these victims mostly women and children than slavery ever did. There is therefore the urgent need than before to take a global action
C. Matic
CANADA
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G. ABITI SAMUELSON
GHANA
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PEACE IS VERY INTEGRAL TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED. AVOID VIOLENCE
E. Tekelenburg
NETHERLANDS
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Everybody in this world has the right to live in peace and nobody should be experiencing violence in whatever way.
S. Spearin
CANADA
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W. Bollenbeck
UNITED STATES
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I oppose human trafficking in all its forms.
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UNITED STATES
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