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1 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Rights in Humanitarian Crisis Rights in Humanitarian Crisis Justice Is Aid with Dignity: Solidarity, Not Charity Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

2 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Justice Sunday 2011 Justice Is Aid with Dignity –In the face of humanitarian crises, UUSC supports the rights of people overlooked by mainstream relief. Reflect, understand, and act — today and every day!

3 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Justice Sunday Web Pages Reflect –Resources for spiritual and personal reflection Sermon, readings, hymns, moment for all ages Book suggestions Other resources

4 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Justice Sunday Web Pages Understand –Resources for deeper connection to how UUSC is guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UU principles and sources Links to Rights in Humanitarian Crises projects –Stories –Resources –Partners Blog posts Workshop materials Get-Together

5 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Justice Sunday Web Pages Act –Resources for how to respond with the knowledge and connection that inspires a call to action Plan Justice Sunday events Link to advocacy opportunities and updates Link to secure donation page for donations Recommendations for congregation gifts –Budgeted James Luther Adams gift –Plate collections List of what other groups are doing

6 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Plan Justice Sunday Download materials –Worship materials –Steps to Justice –Get-Together –Evaluation form Connect to Rights in Humanitarian Crises

7 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands Rights in Humanitarian Crises: What We Do Long-term crisis programs –Work in forgotten conflicts, including Uganda, Myanmar, Kenya –Work in situations of extreme human- rights abuses, such as Darfur (Core funding) Short-term disaster- response programs; finding who is left behind –Haiti earthquake –Gaza –Pakistan floods (Funded through special appeals)

8 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands Our Focus in Disasters: Finding Who Is Excluded, Providing Aid with Dignity UUSC identifies and provides aid to groups who are left out of traditional relief because of race, class, and gender. UUSC provides recovery aid to marginalized groups as a means to change their status of exclusion. UUSC supports them to address the inequalities they face.

9 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands Pakistan earthquake 2005 Our questions How did the earthquake affect this man? How did the earthquake affect this woman? What are the differences in their access to relief and to livelihood? Why?

10 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Our Focus in Long-Term Work: Forgotten Conflicts, Forgotten Populations Dispersed displaced in Kenya Women’s safety in Darfur Acholi people in Northern Uganda Shan people in Myanmar Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

11 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Aid with Dignity Reflects Two UU Principles 1.The inherent worth and dignity of every person –Identify who is marginalized in war and disaster, and respond 2.Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations –Solidarity, not charity; respond in ways that support people’s struggle against marginalization Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

12 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Aid with Dignity: Human Rights Are Everyone’s Rights All articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are relevant in times of humanitarian crisis; some of the most pressing are the following: 3 — Right to Life, Liberty, and Personal Security 4 — Freedom from Slavery 13 — Right to Free Movement in and out of the Country 16 — Right to Marriage and Family 17 — Right to Own Property 25 — Right to Adequate Living Standard 26 — Right to Education Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands Everyone is at risk during humanitarian crises. But, depending on who they are, people’s rights are not defended equally. We support people whose rights to protection, relief, and recovery are jeopardized because of who they are.

13 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands Eye-to-Eye Partnership Model: What It Means Building an equitable relationship with our partners Listening to our partners and building trust Taking the time for comprehensive analysis Working with them to develop/adjust programs to keep them relevant to context on the ground Providing technical help and ongoing support Finding other funders and resources, connecting partners, and developing exchanges Taking risks and being open to change

14 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Where RHC currently works Long-term, forgotten conflicts and populations 1.Genocide in Darfur 2.War in northern Uganda 3.Political unrest in Kenya 4.Conflict in eastern Myanmar Short-term disaster relief 1.Earthquake in Haiti 2.Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza 3.Floods in Pakistan Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

15 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Darfur: Weaving a Web of Protection UNAMID police improved their protection of women in camps; firewood patrols UNAMID police now trained on women’s protection in all three Darfurs Women now report problems to the community police, 40–50% of whom are women

16 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Aid with Dignity Means Raising Women’s Voices and Worth Camp leaders are now aware of women’s specific protection needs Women in camps have developed leadership skills to voice their concerns to the leadership Imams are educating people to prevent violence against women Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

17 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Northern Uganda: Returning Home UUSC began in two camps in 2008 Now 16,000 people have returned to 30 villages Dialogue and discussion in the community Youth building homes for the vulnerable Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

18 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Aid with Dignity Means Helping People Find Their Own Ability to Heal from War Laying the dead to rest Providing practical support, including oxen, in a way that builds community Reducing dependency; new skills to build what they need Build on Acholi culture Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

19 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Kenya: Helping the Forgotten Displaced Rebuild Their Lives Kakamega: identifying and helping the “forgotten displaced” after the electoral violence Counseling Support for HIV- positive women Family tracing Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

20 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Aid with Dignity Means Some Security at Last Training 120 women in income generation First revolving-loan funds — now paid back Collectives now borrowing, expanded businesses Repaired homes, kids in school, finally security again Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

21 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Myanmar: Helping People in War- Affected Villages Survive and Thrive Supporting community- seeded revolving-loan funds in 100+ communities of Shan State Piloting women-led livelihoods strategies in two rural, poor communities in Karen state Developing ways to reduce pressures, especially on women, to migrate to urban areas and across national borders Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

22 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Aid with Dignity Means Strengthening Communities’ Resilience 81 revolving-loan funds have reached over 20,000 people — 53% are women Shared resources are being used for health needs and support for vulnerable families 40 women in two communities have begun livestock projects to increase income, food security, and education Communities are clamoring for inclusion in these projects

23 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Haiti : Pilot Projects Providing temporary work to thousands who fled to rural areas Training 96 Haitian trauma workers Helping 50 street vendors rebuild their business and scale up to feed their families Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

24 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Aid with Dignity: Supporting Haitians in Finding Their Own Solutions Helping women struggle against gender-based violence in the camps New solutions for girls orphaned in the earthquake Protecting children in the camps Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

25 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Gaza: Supporting Young People Rebuilding Their Communities 30 young women and men trained as trauma counselors Recovery workshops for 250 youth in 10 communities Special workshops for mothers of young children Youth teams identified homes needing simple, critical repairs Completed repairs to 30 vulnerable families’ homes Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

26 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Aid with Dignity: Repairs with Safety and Dignity On-the-ground assessment of damages in 10 communities Identification of viable, safe home-repair options Identification of families most in need Information and methodology shared with other NGOs Pursuing partnership and funding to continue and expand Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

27 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Pakistan: Recovery for Women, Religious Minorities, and Bonded Laborers Supporting women’s recovery through direct support and connections to aid and recovery Increasing sensitivity to violence against women Supporting religious minorities and bonded laborers rebuild and gain food security Helping women in ethnic areas develop independent livelihoods Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

28 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Aid with Dignity: Recovery without Exploitation Preventing increases in bonded labor Finding sustainable shelter options Increasing women’s control of assets and incomes Helping children return and remain in school Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands

29 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE 689 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA · Justice Is Aid with Dignity Mission Statement UUSC advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies. Vision Statement UUSC envisions a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights. The mission of UUSC is guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), as well as Unitarian Universalist principles, which affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Advancing Human Rights Is the Work of Many Joining Hands


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