Reaching Out to Haiti in its Time of Need

March 10, 2010

The earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, and surrounding areas in January 2010 killed more than 200,000 people, injured 300,000 and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere before the earthquake, is struggling to recover. [read…]

Human Rights Day 2010

March 1, 2010

“Inclusion and the right to participate in public life” Every year, Human Rights Day, 10 December, is an opportunity to raise global awareness of human rights issues. This year, the Office of the UN High [read…]

Protecting the Ribeira Valley

December 16, 2009

It is one of VIVAT’s strongest priorities and values to advocate for the rights of indigenous people as upheld by the United Nations. Thus, VIVAT has been actively working on supporting the indigenous Quilombo population of Brazil in their efforts to claim their human rights. [read…]

Vigil for a Real Deal

December 14, 2009

Millions of world citizens around the world organized thousands of vigil events relating to the UN World Conference on climate change being held on 7-18 December 2009 in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. [read…]

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