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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UNITED STATES
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This needs to happen to protect the poor and powerless widows, orphans and children.
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GERMANY
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The effects of violence are often hidden and ignored. It's time we shine a light on it and stand up against violence of all forms.
D. Nichols
UNITED STATES
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All human beings—regardless of age, sex, race or income—are equal in dignity and rights.
S. Jensen
UNITED STATES
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Violence MUST be stopped. Justice must prevail. Leaders must be accountable for how they direct resources for the greater good.
D. Atkinson
CANADA
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Having seen several presentations on human trafficking, especially as it relates to prostitution, I think that the UN should put more emphasis on this.
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UNITED KINGDOM
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UNITED STATES
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HAITI
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I sign this petition because I believe that the poor, the widow and the children need protection against violence done by others. Respectfully, Jocelyne Gauvreau
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UNITED STATES
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I care.
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UNITED STATES
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Children are precious gifts of God and should be protected, nurtured and loved. I signed because I care!
L. Cassidy
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I care about children around the world. After all, I could be them.
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It is our God given duty and obligation to speak out for those are in need.
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Silence equals apathy and indifference about the suffering of others.
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The effects of violence are often hidden and ignored. It's time we shine a light on it and stand up against violence of all forms.
N. Parker
CANADA
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UNITED STATES
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Because justice is important.
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Has the passion to intercede for the victims of oppression , slavery and injustice.
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A United response is needed in working for justice issues.
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All human beings—regardless of age, sex, race or income—are equal in dignity and rights.
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I believe that violence against women and children is wrong, and should be stopped.
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I want to support the rights of women and children all over the world.
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UNITED STATES
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i have long tried to encourage my organization to be more aware of this.
T. Manno
UNITED STATES
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i have long tried to encourage my organization to be more aware of this.
T. Johnson
UNITED STATES
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Because God wants justice
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UNITED KINGDOM
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UNITED KINGDOM
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A. Mallison
AUSTRALIA
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Justice needs to be a priority.
M. Tupas
PHILIPPINES
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I had seen how everyday violence can paralyze the poor into achieving their dreams.
C. Frew
UNITED KINGDOM
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J. Marchak
UNITED STATES
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Justice that serves only those who can afford it is not justice .96Ey5
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CANADA
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CANADA
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I believe that rallying together to support those who may be privy to subjugation of any sort is important, especially violence against marginalized or underprivileged people groups.
K. Barnhart
UNITED STATES
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P. Saenmuk
THAILAND
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Everyone deserves to feel safe. Everyone deserves justice.
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UNITED STATES
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Everyone deserves justice, especially children who can't speak for themselves.
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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I want all children to feel as safe as I did growing up
A. Muchiri
KENYA
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I have seen and witnessed violence against the poor. It needs to STOP.
A. Ihde
UNITED STATES
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As a teacher and a foster parent, I believe all children and families deserve these rights.
M. Randall
UNITED STATES
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I signed because this problem will continue if and until we take real, tangible steps to further worldwide development. The UN's 2015 MDGs offer a first step with the ability to enact true and effective change.
A. Braun
CANADA
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make justice a priority!!!!!! Justice should not be something that we hope for...it should be an automatic, assumed right for ALL people!!
D. Marroquin
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Because víctima need help in The best way, i am from Guatemala and i al proud of this advances but i alzó know that there still much more To do with The help of GOD and people with the calling to help the poor.
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CANADA
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J. Beers
UNITED STATES
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CANADA
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Justice is critical for all rich and poor young and old healthy or sick. When people aren't ensured justice they live in fear and possibly salavery.
T. Lay
CANADA
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UNITED STATES
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K. Sy
CANADA
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God is just. He is righteous. He loves to protect the weak. He is a strong tower to those who seek Him. He asked us to protect the weak and needy.
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CANADA
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Justice is necessary for the individual and society to be healthy
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UNITED STATES
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CANADA
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I signed because I want to see greater justice for the vulnerable and feel it is my responsibility to help speak up for those that need a voice.
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UNITED STATES
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I am an Advocate for children through Compassion Int. and I agree that new laws are needed in all nations, especially ones with high child sex trafficking records.
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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CANADA
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I am tired of all the violence against the poor - the weak - the sick etc. in this world. I want to show how much I love those people and let them know I care and that they matter ! And do something to help. Thankyou
C. Poe
UNITED STATES
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To see justice throughout the world...to see those who suffer have a better chance at life.
A. Bird
CANADA
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Justice is hugely important, what good are basic human rights if they aren't in practice?
A. Stephen
CANADA
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K. Reimer
CANADA
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Justice is a necessity not a need. Everyone needs and deserves it.
R. Foster
UNITED KINGDOM
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I wish to urge the United Nations to protect the poor from violence
M. Biggs
CANADA
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UNITED STATES
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M. Porter
UNITED STATES
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It's one of the only ways I know of to make the world a safer place for the poor or less powerful, to stand up against injustice and defend people worldwide who are simply never heard from otherwise.
K. Trierweiler
UNITED STATES
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I believe strongly in making changes for the better in this subject. It's effecting so many children. And it's a subject not many think about. But it's happening everyday. And needs to be changed for the better of humanity.
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CANADA
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