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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M. Poirier
CANADA
Signed 1 day 12 hours ago
Parce-que la pauvreté rend vulnérable aux abus dont la violence, il faut se solidariser et y mettre fin.
N. Sanders
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 2 days ago
i have a passion to help in the fight against injustice.
S. Hammond
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 4 days ago
Support for everyday violence to be banned and processes be approved, funded and acted upon to eliminate these activities.
H. Jugo
UNITED STATES
Signed 11 hours 40 min ago
just try to imagine what if one these young victims was your child, it's horrifying and just plain evil. I pray that God would work among government agents and that they would be instruments of righteousness as was ordained by Him.
A. Weir
UNITED KINGDOM
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A. Weir
UNITED KINGDOM
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S. Currell
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 23 hours 52 min ago
I feel justice should be available for all
S. Currell
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 23 hours 54 min ago
I feel passionately we should make the law and justice available for all, all nations and all genders and ages
D. Shaver
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 day 8 hours ago
I am especially interested in the progress of women and girls in the developing world. The current system of law, and the corruption of police and judiciary, effectively condone such violence.
M. Poirier
CANADA
Signed 1 day 12 hours ago
Parce-que la pauvreté rend vulnérable aux abus dont la violence, il faut se solidariser et y mettre fin.
C. Richards Cormier
CANADA
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J. Giwa
CANADA
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L. Rajput
UNITED STATES
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M. Duguid
CANADA
Signed 2 days 15 hours ago
equality for all affects everyone.
J. Hull
AUSTRALIA
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C. Rogan de Ramirez
UNITED STATES
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K. Sasowsky
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 days 3 hours ago
It is unfathomable to me that people are so barbaric to other people for profit.
R. Heib
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 days 9 hours ago
Eliminating all forms of violence is one of the most sustainable solutions to ending poverty and poverty-stricken mentalities all over the world.
B. Kelley
UNITED STATES
Signed 4 days 17 hours ago
R. Foxley
NEW ZEALAND
Signed 5 days 2 hours ago
I'm reading The Locust Effect. I've worked for NGOs for the past 20 years. This issue has got to be sorted - now!
A. Lee
UNITED STATES
Signed 5 days 5 hours ago
Because children need a voice
K. Peterson
UNITED STATES
Signed 5 days 11 hours ago
Kids shouldn't have to fear for their safety...ever.
k. witthuhn
UNITED STATES
Signed 5 days 13 hours ago
Creating a platform for the vulnerable is why.
R. Wallis
JORDAN
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C. Christensen
UNITED STATES
Signed 5 days 17 hours ago
Violence against innocent children must be stopped. And governments must hold accountable those who have committed this violence.
B. Hall
UNITED STATES
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H. Post-van den Berg
NETHERLANDS
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NETHERLANDS
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Presentation of ijm
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NETHERLANDS
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Lecture from ijm!
j. Buchanan
UNITED STATES
Signed 6 days 19 hours ago
S. Karsky
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 14 hours ago
I abhor violence against the poor, the destitute, children, and widows.
I. Ng
SINGAPORE
Signed 1 week 14 hours ago
The oppressed often do not have the ability or capacity to stand up for themselves, and I hope that UN can put its influence to good use to help those who can't help themselves.
B. Ondrus
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 18 hours ago
Trafficking is an atrocity that robs life and dignity from the vulnerable. It must be stopped, the perpetrators must be punished, and lives restored to the abused.
C. Ho
AUSTRALIA
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D. Elmer
UNITED STATES
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J. Pickering
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
the vulnerable children of our world need justice
C. Cirucci
UNITED STATES
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C. Swisher
UNITED STATES
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Z. Yun
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 2 days ago
Justice is what we are called to bring to the world. I feel called to bring justice to the world one person at a time.
N. Sanders
UNITED STATES
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i have a passion to help in the fight against injustice.
C. Spoon
UNITED STATES
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C. Vargas
UNITED STATES
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I now enjoy the safety of living in the US, and wish everyone could enjoy it too
S. Powers
UNITED STATES
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I signed becuase im sick of everything.
S. Luntz
UNITED STATES
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M. Hoffman
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 3 days ago
I just heard Gary Haugen speak and was blown away. I have been involved with IJM for about two years, but now, I want to be more involved and take action. I am planning on applying for an internship for this summer.
M. Hoffman
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 3 days ago
I just heard Gary Haugen speak and was blown away. I have been involved with IJM for about two years, but now, I want to be more involved and take action. I am planning on applying for an internship for this summer.
B. BM Matic
UNITED KINGDOM
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J. Eastman
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 4 days ago
In working with children and families in the United States and Internationally, the value of freedom from tyranny, slavery and abuse is vital. This is one valuable avenue to enable this freedom to prevail.
B. Newcomb
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 4 days ago
I. Lam
CANADA
Signed 1 week 4 days ago
Imagine what these children will be capable of doing to others when they grow up. They "matter". What are we waiting for?
K. Lott
UNITED STATES
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Y. Wada
JAPAN
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E. Manley
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 1 week 4 days ago
The poor are those closest to Jesus heart.
S. Hammond
UNITED STATES
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Support for everyday violence to be banned and processes be approved, funded and acted upon to eliminate these activities.
P. Bos
NETHERLANDS
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"As a child I experienced injustice and could not defend myself. Now I want to stand up for justice by speak up for those who cannot."
O. Landé
SWEDEN
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R. McMullan
UNITED KINGDOM
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D. Navarro
PHILIPPINES
Signed 1 week 5 days ago
Have personal knowledge of how child prostitutes are not treated properly in the justice system.
D. Schunk
UNITED STATES
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E. Malm
UNITED STATES
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K. Jones
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 6 days ago
to be a voice for those without a voice
J. Harmon
UNITED STATES
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D. B.
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 6 days ago
Anything that will get the attention of our policy makers is a step in the right direction.
M. Dias
CANADA
Signed 1 week 6 days ago
I want to add my voice to those who want to be part of the solution.d
S. Mena
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 6 days ago
I am a Christian, and Proverbs 31:8-9 encourages us to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for those who are helpless and have no hope. To speak up defend the rights of the poor and needy.
p. schneider
UNITED STATES
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G. Sagel
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 3 hours ago
Young girl should not be used by anybody, for any reason. THIS MUST STOP.
D. Curle
CANADA
Signed 2 weeks 3 hours ago
I have a strong desire to see justice prevail against those who commit violence against vulnerable women and children, particularly human trafficking, and to see that police and other officials are honest and do their jobs properly, fairly and honestly.
L. Kacy
UNITED STATES
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N. Chandler
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 5 hours ago
Because Justice truly is for ALL!! Not just those of us with money and resources. ALL!!
M. Evans
UNITED KINGDOM
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To play my small part for justice in this world
L. Ordaz
UNITED STATES
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Wemust ensure the security of people around the world.
E. Bellinger
UNITED STATES
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J. Fuller
UNITED STATES
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W. Stanczykiewicz
UNITED STATES
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Passionate about the issue- PS Northstar was great!
A. Winston
UNITED KINGDOM
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I believe strongly that it is up to the more fortunate to protect and fight got the powerless and vulnerable members of the world.
M. Terning
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 1 day ago
To whom much is given, much is required to promote justice and freedom for the poor and oppressed.
C. Weiler
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 1 day ago
I want to see justice, true justice, implemented all over the world. I want to see the poor protected and brought to freedom.
M. Knight
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 1 day ago
Freedom, in Jesus name.
s. green
CANADA
Signed 2 weeks 1 day ago
I believe in doing whatever I can, no matter how small or isignificant it may seem, to help form a movement around the world that protects the vulnerable and empowers those who have been stripped of basic human rights. We need change!
L. Sivo
UNITED STATES
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k. Brzezicki
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 2 weeks 1 day ago
Because this is an unjust and heartbreaking situation and this evil must be addressed.
P. Root
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 1 day ago
J. Crandall
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
D. Miller
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
It is up to is to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
M. Sweeney
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
Because it's the right thing to do, and God would have me do so.
C. Trevor
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
All violence against innocents should be prevented!
m. allen
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
THis should not be happening, it is awful for those who have been trafficked. They are people forced to do things they don't want to do. these women and girls are denied their rights ruining their lives as well.
S. Dunlap
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
K. Ramsey
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
Human trafficking is a scourge and we need to unite in the fight for justice.
s. magone
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
Remember the poor, they will always be with you. We have a responsibility to love and care for all people.
V. Malyar
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
A. Haslam
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
The poor and helpless in developing countries should have the helpful support of the rich, the compassionate, and the comfortable. Children need their right to freedom and childhood protected from the traffickers and others who would take it away.
Y. Doublet-Weislak
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
L. Cook
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
Christ followers are called to help the oppressed!
L. Borgmann
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
I support IJM financially and am so thankful for the work they do to stop violence and slavery. If we don't do something to stand up and fight for these people and children, who will?
V. Wills
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
We must work to provide a safe, productive, peaceful life for all.
P. Smith
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
S. Tess
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 days ago
Because God's children are precious in His sight and the vulnerable children are especially precious. We are warned when we ignore or do not care for His children of God's wrath.