Human Rights, Humanitarian and future Volunteer services

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A right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person.  Human rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behavior, and are regularly protected as legal rights in municipal and international law.  They are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights “to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being,” and which are “inherent in all human beings” regardless of their nation, location, language, religion, ethnic origin or any other status.  They are egalitarian and applicable everywhere and at every time in the sense of being universal and the same for everyone. They require empathy and the rule of law and impose an obligation on persons to respect the human rights of others.  They should not be taken away except as a result of due process based on specific circumstances; for example, human rights may include freedom from unlawful imprisonment, torture, and execution. 

USING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Restorative justice is taking a community well-being approach to conflict resolution. Rather than focusing on blame and punishment, we use, restorative justice to advocate the righting wrongs through understanding, healing and social engagement. On the premise that conflict causes harm, it holds wrongdoers directly responsible for the damage they cause. It also empowers victims, giving them a voice in the justice process.

Impact on youth and women to realize peace and reconciliation ending violence.  The direct impact of violence falls largely on women and children who are disproportionately affected.  Women are especially vulnerable to sexual violence as a weapon of war.  Youth face distinct risks in armed and post-conflict situations such as displacement, becoming targets for sexual violence, being forced to generate livelihood for themselves and others, thus missing out on education opportunities. Youth are also more likely to be recruited into a fighting force,  studies suggesting that most of the 300,000 child soldiers in the world have been forcibly recruited.  Yet, young people are also the greatest resource for achieving reconciliation that serves to transform conflict into sustainable peace.

We invest in our youth development post-conflict settings ensuring their energies are channelled towards sustainable development. The process of reconciliation is long term for societies to move from a divided past to shared future, addressing structural factors that have driven conflict in the past.  Humanitarian aid is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes, typically in response to humanitarian crises including natural and man-made disasters. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity.

Volunteer Bridging the Gap: Enriching the Volunteer Experience to Build a Better Future for Our Communities.  At AGL we have a welcoming and inclusive environment to our volunteers, we listen, support their experiences, and build meaningful relationships between them with a developed picture of the characteristics of today’s volunteers and strategies for better tomorrow.  Our volunteers have goals that are driven by results, self-directed, often seeking opportunities and using their skills to better engage themselves.  We are sensitive to gender, culture, language and age. Getting to know local people and understanding their frustrations and aspirations give our volunteers an insight they need to work with different community members. 

Volunteer opportunities/locally and internationally

Our long term goal will be to open volunteer opportunities in Kenya, Uganda and Haiti, with trained staff in those countries, for organized Youth cultural exchange programs.  We shall prepare our volunteers to Work with children in orphanages other projects as building/renovating houses, train communities New Agriculture techniques, supporting those infected and affected by HIV/AID, helping dig the well for clean drinking water, schools and hospitals.  We shall as well engage local volunteer staff, using their talents; local knowledge and support that will enable them channel their skills in the most effective way possible.  Building partnerships for global justice is all AGL will be focusing on most, believing in Solidarity, Solidarity is horizontal, it respects the other person.