Saturday, April 4, 2015

Advocating International Human Rights

Editor's Note: This season brings holy days of renewal to many cultural and religious groups around the world.  We end this series on racism today with the hope that Easter Sunday will bring light upon enlightenment, tolerance, and inclusion of those different from you and I. 

The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) is an international non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization devoted to eliminating discrimination and racism, forging international solidarity among discriminated minorities and advancing the international human rights system. Founded in 1988 by one of Japan’s largest minorities, the Buraku people, IMADR has grown to be a global network of concerned individuals and minority groups with regional committees and partners in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America. IMADR’s International Secretariat is based in Japan and maintains a UN liaison office in Geneva. IMADR is in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

IMADR’s Core Values
To promote the capacity of discriminated groups to raise their voices and represent themselves in activities to combat discrimination.

To promote cooperation and solidarity among discriminated people in ways that rise above regional, national and gender differences.

To promote implementation of international human rights instruments through the voice and power of discriminated groups, and strengthen legal standards, institutions and organs for the elimination of discrimination and racism; to promote their effective use by the discriminated.
--From the IMADR Website

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