For Human Rights Activists

HumanRightsReader_pxd_203It’s been over a year since we introduced the HumanRightsReaders @ForActivists, and it’s being read by a growing number of people each week. It’s a tool designed to stimulate both thinking and actions on the ground, in collaboration with Dr. Claudio Schuftan (bio), a founder of the People’s Health Movement.

Over the last twenty years, Dr. Claudio Schuftan has written hundreds of great articles, or Readers, on various aspects of Human Rights which we think should be read more widely. To do so, we are now setting up a system in which his Human Rights Readers can be both highlighted on imaxi.org as food for thought, discussed on social media, and then used as fuel for practical activism.

Trying to use wise words to stimulate action has always been challenge, but we think that social media, and particularly Twitter, can now be used to assist this process effectively. We have set up the HumanRightsReaders account, found at @ForActivists, which will focus on each Reader that we will post each week here on imaxi.org. We suggest following us on twitter to keep up to date.

We also link the ‘food for thought’ of each Reader with what is happening at related high-level meetings, events and campaigns that are currently happening or that will be soon. We always welcome news of other related events/actions — contact us.

Forging tools is ongoing at the IMAXI Cooperative. Our ‘Tuning & Refinements Department’ works non-stop, from the bottom-up. For a further understanding about why we are making this tool, see Forging a New Collaboration.

Also, here is a handy Glossary of Human Rights Terms.

Below are the links to the Readers that we have posted. Come back every few days for some fresh food for thought.

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What is behind the food for thought series
Human Rights Reader 400

https://www.imaxi.org/behind-human-rights-readers/

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE HUMAN RIGHTS READERS AS A SKIRT: LONG ENOUGH TO COVER THE SUBJECT AND SHORT ENOUGH TO BE ATTRACTIVE.(i)
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(i): I apologize for this gender insensitive quote that became the title.

[Every 50 Readers, I try to write a Reader about the Readers and their relationship to me, the compiler. Here is what I have to add today].

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Food for how to bias a thought
Human Rights Reader 399

https://www.imaxi.org/food-for-how-to-bias-a-thought/

TALKING GRANDIOSELY ABOUT ‘LIBERTY’ AND ‘FREEDOM’ ALLOWS CONSERVATIVES TO IGNORE ANYTHING APPROACHING THE NEEDED TRULY DEMOCRATIC WAYS OF WORKING TOWARDS THE REALIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS. (Ted Greiner)

In many countries, democracy and capitalism may actually be oxymorons (contradictory expressions) –and never forget, low intensity democracy leads to populism. (Albino Gomez)

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Food for the urgent application of a thought
Human Rights Reader 398

https://www.imaxi.org/for-a-human-rights-framework-now

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE SDGs, WE MUST TALK ABOUT WHAT WE MUST DO TODAY TO ARRIVE WHERE WE WANT TO BE TOMORROW. THIS COMPELS US TO ADOPT AND APPLY THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORK –NOW.

At the moment, consensus is lacking on how the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can succeed in environments of disparate governance, especially given the history of failure of almost all states to adopt a human rights-based approach, as well as to foster genuine participatory politics and ‘direct democracy’ alternatives. (Fortunate Machingura)

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Food for a fabricated thought
Human Rights Reader 395

https://www.imaxi.org/food-for-a-fabricated-thought/

OUR JOB IS TO MAKE SURE HISTORY IS OF ALL OF HUMANITY. (S. Harrison)

What is history, but a fable agreed upon? (Peter Hoeg)

Until the lions write their story, tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (Rene Loewenson)

Take Africa: history was written and falsified by colonial ideology.

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Food for a detrimental thought
Human Rights Reader 394

https://www.imaxi.org/food-detrimental-thought/

CAN WE GET AWAY FROM SPURIOUS MYTHS SUCH AS HUMAN RIGHTS NOT HAVING UNIVERSALITY AND LEGITIMACY?

Human rights are not just the prerogative of prosperous nations…

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Food for a thought to be conquered
Human Rights Reader 393

https://www.imaxi.org/food-for-a-thought-to-be-conquered/

POLITICAL RIGHTS ARE GUARANTEED BY THE STATE AS THE ULTIMATE DUTY BEARER. SOCIAL RIGHTS MUST BE CONQUERED, PROCLAIMED AND DECLARED BY CLAIM HOLDERS.

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Human rights: Food for a people’s thought
Human Rights Reader  392

https://www.imaxi.org/for-a-peoples-thought/

THINK OF IT: HUMAN RIGHTS ARE PART AND PARCEL OF THE MANDATE ACTUALLY GIVEN BY THE PEOPLE TO THE STATE. (Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2015)

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Food for a movement-building thought
Human Rights Reader 391

https://www.imaxi.org/food-for-a-movement-building-thought/

ORGANIZE LOCALLY AND BUILD GROWING SOCIAL COMMITMENT TO MOBILIZE TO STAKE DEMANDS FOR A MORE JUST AND EQUITABLE SOCIETY ATTUNED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN RIGHTS. (Excerpted and adapted from Dr Oscar Lanza, PHM Bolivia)

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Food for changing a thought (part 2)
Human Rights Reader 389

https://www.imaxi.org/changing-a-thought-2/

IF THE POLITICS ARE NOT FAVOURABLE TO SPEAKING TRUTHFULLY ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS THEN CLEARLY WE MUST DEVOTE MORE ENERGY TO CHANGING THE POLITICS. (M. Moses) Part 2/2

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Food for changing a thought (part 1)
Human Rights Reader 388

https://www.imaxi.org/for-changing-a-thought/

IF THE POLITICS ARE NOT FAVOURABLE TO SPEAKING TRUTHFULLY ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS THEN CLEARLY WE MUST DEVOTE MORE ENERGY TO CHANGING THE POLITICS. (M. Moses) Part 1/2

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Food for a mushy thought
Human Rights Reader 387

https://www.imaxi.org/for-a-mushy-thought/

SCORE: SDGs 1, HUMAN RIGHTS 0?

THE SDGs ARE A POLITICALLY NEGOTIATED CONSENSUS THAT HAS NO SIGNIFICANT HUMAN RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM BUILT IN.

SDGs: “We must avoid every temptation to fall into a declarationist nominalism which would assuage our consciences.” (Pope Francis)

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Food for discovering a thought
Human Rights Reader 386

https://www.imaxi.org/human-rights-learning/

THERE ARE DIFFERENCES IN HUMAN RIGHTS: THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION WE KNOW THEM; THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS LEARNING WE LIVE THEM. (posthumously, Jerome Koenig)

The important thing about Human Rights Learning is that its key is learning by discovery. (posthumously, Urban Jonsson)

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Food for a denunciatory thought
Human Rights Reader 385

https://www.imaxi.org/denunciatory-thoughts/

THE BREAKAWAY WEALTH OF THE 1% IS PROOF THAT WE DO NOT HAVE A CRISIS OF SCARCITY, BUT A DEFICIT OF FAIRNESS AND OF HUMAN RIGHTS. (Ron Labonte)

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Food for a sharper thought
Human Rights Reader 384

https://www.imaxi.org/for-a-sharper-thought/

WE NEED TO SHARPEN OUR PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY SO AS TO MAKE PUBLIC-PUBLIC HUMAN RIGHTS-BASED PARTNERSHIPS THE NORM. (Geoffrey Cannon)

Democracy is in recession (Thomas Friedman)

-Our current ‘democracies’ are nothing more than the government of a minority throwing overboard the human rights of a majority. (adapted from Thomas Jefferson)
-Have you ever stopped to think why so many of those struggling merely to survive still do vote against their own interests?

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Food for a willful thought
Human Rights Reader 383
https://www.imaxi.org/for-a-willful-thought/

THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS’ MOTTO: WHERE THERE’S A WILL, I WANT TO BE IN IT.

-I have been impressed with the urgency of doing; knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough. (Leonardo da Vinci)
-Big minds have a will; small ones only have wishes. (Albino Gomez)

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Food for a staying thought (Part 2)
Human Rights Reader 382

https://www.imaxi.org/a-staying-thought-2/

THE GOOD THING ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS IS THAT THEY ARE HERE TO STAY WHETHER THE SDGs DRAFTERS BELIEVED IN THEM AS PIVOTAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OR NOT. (part 2 of 2, See Part 1)

—-Ultimately, success will depend on how we contribute to foster the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a human rights-compliant manner. (H.R. Schillinger)

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Food for a staying thought
Human Rights Reader 381
https://www.imaxi.org/for-a-staying-thought/

THE GOOD THING ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS IS THAT THEY ARE HERE TO STAY WHETHER THE SDGs DRAFTERS BELIEVED IN THEM AS PIVOTAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OR NOT.
(part 1 of 2)

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Food for many missed thoughts
Human Rights Reader 380
https://www.imaxi.org/many-missed-thoughts/

INDICATORS ARE IN FASHION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SDGs ERA. ARE HUMAN RIGHTS GETTING THEIR FAIR HEARING?

So much is offered to us through indicators-stuffed networks that we live in constant awe for not being able to absorb it all –and much more so, not having the time for reflection (so as to use the same for effective human rights accountability purposes). (Albino Gomez)

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Food for a thought elites will have to abide by
Human Rights Reader 238
https://www.imaxi.org/human-rights-iron-laws/

Iron laws about participation in the context of human rights work

– If the people will lead, the leaders will follow. (M. Gandhi)

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Food for a central political thought
Human Rights Reader 360
https://www.imaxi.org/yes-politics-matter

Only with stronger cooperation and integration between social movements and public interest civil society groups will the shift in paradigm towards human rights become a reality.

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The Persisting Toll of Global Health Inequity
By Eric A. Friedman
https://www.imaxi.org/health-inequity-kills

Inequity kills — by one measure, more than one in three of us. And this unconscionable toll hasn’t been getting much better.

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Food for an Emancipatory Thought
Human Rights Reader 377

https://www.imaxi.org/emancipatory-politics

THE POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS ABOUT OVERTURNING THE DOMINANT DEVELOPMENT NARRATIVE.

Politics is not just something to be studied; it is something you either do, or let others do to you. (P. Iglesias, PODEMOS, Spain)

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A Guided Tour Through Key Principles and Issues of the Human Rights-based Framework as Applied to Health
Human Rights Reader 89

https://www.imaxi.org/a-tour-of-human-rights/

An overview:
 This editorial starts with a tour de force that sets the parameters of the human rights framework for the neophyte to this topic. The human rights-based framework allows us to actively challenge the prevailing marginalization of the poor in society with all their preventable ill-health, malnutrition and deaths.

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Disparity reduction, national budgets & human rights.
Human Rights Reader 227
https://www.imaxi.org/accountability-activism

The availability and allocation of budgetary resources says a lot about whether, how, and to what extent a government is committed and determined to implement its disparity reduction and thus its human rights-focused policies.

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Food for a more hidden than lost thought
Human Rights Reader 376

https://www.imaxi.org/more-hidden-than-lost/

Being a free wo/man is more than living in a place where human rights are being proclaimed. Being free entails being in a war where one has to struggle every day against all powers, against all fears.

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Food for a campaigner’s thought
Human Rights Reader 316
https://www.imaxi.org/for-social-activists/

The time for false notions is over: Human rights activists are not perverse agitators.

– As much as it is criminal to promote a war that is avoidable, it is also criminal not to promote a struggle that is inevitable. (Jose Marti)

– I can only wait when I am struggling in my waiting. (Paulo Freire)

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Food for a pauper’s thought
Human Rights Reader 375

https://www.imaxi.org/a-pauper-thought/

INEQUALITIES, POLITICAL CAPTURE AND THE EXERCISE OF CIVIL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS ARE CLOSELY CONNECTED.

‪1. Consider the following list of iron laws about poverty and equality as highlighted by ‬‪Philip Alston, the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights‬‪:‬

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Food for revitalizing a thought
Human Rights Reader 374

https://www.imaxi.org/time-to-revitalize

Is there a relationship between the so prevalent human rights violations and large groups of people living frightened?

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Food for a flagrantly violated thought
Human Rights Reader 112

https://www.imaxi.org/human-rights-in-health/

The Human Rights Discourse in Health (19 key statements)

“Human Rights (HR) – and the Right to Health – have a particular concern about those who are disadvantaged, marginal and living in poverty”

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Arguments in Favor of an Empowering Community Capacity Building in Health
Human Rights Reader 15

https://www.imaxi.org/building-empowerment

The notion of duty and justice (…and not compassion!) give rights their cutting edge.

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Food for a disparity reducing thought
Human Rights Reader 373

https://www.imaxi.org/reducing-disparity

Poverty is way too often seen as a personal failing when, strictly speaking, it is rather a political and a human rights failing. (B. Mullaly)

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Food for a make or break thought (1)
Human Rights Reader 341

https://www.imaxi.org/make-or-break-thought

Making Human Rights Radical Again: The role of science, passion and commitment (Part 1 of 3)

-In the post 2015 development agenda preparation, the temptation, to opt for business as usual with a few cosmetic touches must simply be actively resisted.

-Unfortunately, the varied and extensive online consultation process that has been going on in the post 2015 agenda preparation process has lead to a kind of developmental populism, a nod to every idea under the sun.

-To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing. (R. Williams)

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Food for a yet to be claimed thought
Human Rights Reader 261

https://www.imaxi.org/yet-to-be-claimed

Claim-Holders have human rights ‘inside them’. Human rights are not just gracious concessions of International Law.

-We cannot take scarcity-of-resources as a reply to claim holders’ demands without asking why scarcity.

-They may be able to cut all the flowers, but they will never stop the spring. (Pablo Neruda)

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Food for doing something about a thought
Human Rights Reader 345

https://www.imaxi.org/for-doing-something

Human rights activists have a compromise with their homeland, are married to its problems and are divorced from its wealth.

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Food for an angry, brave and creative thought
Human Rights Reader 327

https://www.imaxi.org/angry-brave-creative/

The ABC Trilogy: At all times, human rights activists must be angry, brave and creative.

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Food for a badly needed thought
Human Rights Reader 296

https://www.imaxi.org/badly-needed-thought/

Every society uneducated in human rights is easily tricked by charlatans.
(Adapted from Condorcet)

When asked “What should we do about human rights?” Voltaire answered, “Let the people know them”.

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Food for a subversive thought
Human Rights Reader 371

https://www.imaxi.org/subversive-thoughts/

If defending and struggling for the fulfillment of the human right to health is considered subversive, it makes us subversive. This is an invitation. Let’s all scheme and challenge!

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Food for an oversold thought
Human Rights Reader 282

https://www.imaxi.org/devoted-to-democracy/

As a human rights activist, every day, I believe less in formal democracy.

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Food for a cleverly hidden thought
Human Rights Reader 370

https://www.imaxi.org/cleverly-hidden-hazard/

Public-Private Partnerships contravene the human rights-based understanding of people as claim holders and governments as duty bearers.

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Food for a remissioning thought
Human Rights Reader 140

https://www.imaxi.org/time-to-remission/

Many still think Human Rights are about political prisoners and street demonstrations.

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Food for tilting a thought
Human Rights Reader 218

https://www.imaxi.org/empowering-redress

Where there is no effective claiming for redress, there are simply no prospects for effective human rights.

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Food for confronting a health thought
Human Rights Reader 312

https://www.imaxi.org/health-confrontations

Resolutely standing for the Right To Health means confronting the politics of exclusion and the economics of inequality.

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Food for a fetishized thought
Human Rights Reader 332

https://www.imaxi.org/a-fetishized-thought

In human rights work, we should be measuring what we really treasure! (N. Pillay)

George Bernard Shaw said that statistics is a science that demonstrates that if my neighbor has two cars and I have none, both of us have one.

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Food for a dignity reclaiming thought
Human Rights Reader 315

https://www.imaxi.org/reclaiming-dignity/

Poverty is a result of disempowerment and exclusion. Human rights violations are both a cause and a consequence of poverty. (UNFPA)

-The fact that we have so many poor people is sad. But that it always is the same people is definitely unfair.

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Food for an ignorant’s thought
Human Rights Reader 362

https://www.imaxi.org/an-ignorants-thought

Warning: The reading of United Nations human rights covenants seriously upsets ignorance. (Albino Gomez)

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Good “Food for an ignorant’s thought” by Dr.C.Schuftan @ForActivists http://bit.ly/1NvOZB6 — #HumanRights #ESCR #Post2015 #SDGs

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Food for a thought to be dreamed every night
Human Rights Reader 303

https://www.imaxi.org/to-dream-every-night-2

Health: Not Charity, Not Merchandise: A Human Right. (Part 2 of 2)

Nowadays, public health and the right to health have come to mean too many things to different people.

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Food for an under-appreciated thought
Human Rights Reader 369

https://www.imaxi.org/under-appreciated

The United Nation’s expertise and competence is needed more and not less in a world in which genuine development cooperation is replacing discredited patterns of foreign aid as patronage.

Would it be possible today to approve the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, voted unanimously by the assembly in 1948?

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Food for a thought to be dreamed every night
Human Rights Reader 302

https://www.imaxi.org/to-dream-every-night

Health: Not Charity, Not Merchandise: A Human Right. (part 1 of 2)

-Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. (Martin Luther King)

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Food for thought for those who doubt
Human Rights Reader 357

https://www.imaxi.org/for-those-who-doubt

(Food for a godlike thought?)

Human Rights advocates stress the secular nature of human rights work

-Where do the Gods hide as our world devours itself while they look aside? What have Gods done wrong that our world is falling apart? What have Gods done right?

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Food for an anti-discriminatory thought
Human Rights Reader 68

https://www.imaxi.org/empowerment-politics

Some Aspects of the Politics of Women’s Rights and the Politics of Empowerment

MORE ON THE POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS

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Food for an anti-status-quo thought 2
Human Rights Reader 368

https://www.imaxi.org/think-anti-status-quo

“The imperative is to work for a radical transformation, and that means unequivocally taking sides for human rights as a definitive framework for an alternative discourse and a strategy activists must pursue.”

“Public systems must be reclaimed by citizens and reformed in the interest of people so duty bearers are decisively made accountable”

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Food for a troubled set of thoughts
Human Rights Reader 139

https://www.imaxi.org/human-rights-questions

Human rights questions I wish I had concise answers for.

“It’s not enough to set forth intelligent propositions in closed circles; we have to think & speak with a loud voice.”

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Food for thought about a state of mind
Human Rights Reader 338

https://www.imaxi.org/about-a-state-of-mind

“Before the law, there is a sentinel. A peasant approaches this guard and requests the permission to enter the law. But the guard responds…”

“The difference between the power of one individual and that of a united and organized group is nothing less than immense”

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Food for a heart beating thought
Human Rights Reader 340

https://www.imaxi.org/heart-beating-thoughts

“Genuine participation must come before accountability”

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Food for a feminine thought
Human Rights Reader 331

https://www.imaxi.org/for-a-feminine-thought

Gender inequality is the mother of all inequalities and of the violation of all women’s rights. (L. Puri)

-In our land of Oz, hypocrisy is without shame. Patriarchy rules. (J. Koenig)

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Food for a no-nonsense thought
Human Rights Reader 294

https://www.imaxi.org/no-nonsense-thought

“People have rights, but that implies little if they lack a specific understanding of what that means in practical terms”.

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Food for a broadly endorsed thought
Human Rights Reader 259

https://www.imaxi.org/about-inhuman-wrongs

“A Tale About Inhuman Wrongs and Human Rights.”

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“The vicious cycle of #poverty begins to be broken only when the powerful are held to account”-Dr.Schuftan http://bit.ly/1MPGIUU — #HumanRights #SDGs

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Food for a Bottom-Up Thought
Human Rights Reader 86

https://www.imaxi.org/for-a-bottom-up

“Does Improving the Provision of Services Empower Poor People, or is it the Empowering of Poor People that Improves the Provision of Services?”

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Food for a possible historic (re)thought
Human Rights Reader 366

https://www.imaxi.org/history-human-rights

“History must speak to us much more from the perspective of those forever marginalized, from what has happened to human rights over the millennia.”

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Food for a multiply-by-dividing thought
Human Rights Reader 354

https://www.imaxi.org/multiply-by-dividing

“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life”
(Nelson Mandela)

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“You can multiply wealth by dividing it!” http://bit.ly/1HMxeoQ @ForActivists by Dr.Schuftan (@PHMglobal)—#Poverty #Inequality #HumanRights

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Food for an allergizing thought
Human Rights Reader 288

https://www.imaxi.org/bottom-up-monitoring

“Human rights are compelling in the abstract, but impossible in practice as long as there is no accountability.”

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“Food for an allergizing thought” http://bit.ly/1Mp4XZZ @ForActivists by Dr.Schuftan (@PHMglobal) #Accountability #HumanRights #SDGs #FfD3

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Food for a thought that needs to be made legal
Human Rights Reader 52

https://www.imaxi.org/the-law-is-the-law

“The Law is the Law… and Human Rights are not yet the Law”

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“The Law is the Law… and #HumanRights are not yet the Law” @ForActivists http://bit.ly/1ScPYE1 by Dr.C.Shuftan (@PHMglobal) — #Justice

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Food for a Non-Divine Thought
Human Rights Reader 365

https://www.imaxi.org/non-divine-thoughts

“We live under capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of Kings. But any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.”

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“Food for a Non-Divine Thought” @ForActivists http://bit.ly/1M6xVO7 by Dr.Schuftan (@PHMglobal)— #HumanRights #SDGs

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Caveat Emptor (Let the buyer beware)
Human Rights Reader 26

https://www.imaxi.org/let-the-buyer-beware

“Beware: The fashion is out. Everybody wants to jump onto the bandwagon of Human Rights.”

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“Beware! Everybody wants to jump on the #HumanRights bandwagon” @ForActivists http://bit.ly/1FWJwdj DrSchuftan (@PHMglobal) #Accountability

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Food for thought for the excluded
Human Rights Reader 39

https://www.imaxi.org/for-the-excluded

“Social Exclusion and Human Rights”

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“Food for thought for the excluded” by C.Shuftan (@PHMglobal) “#SocialExclusion & #HumanRights” @ForActivists — http://bit.ly/1Hqpc9A

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