Global human rights groups in the world

October 31, 2017

The struggle for equality for all human beings has been an ongoing process in the history of human race. Some of the rights and privileges we enjoy as a people has been through the efforts of the people who lived before us.

Some individual went out of the way to fight for what we see today. Famous people like Martin Luther King Jnr risked their lives in the line of protecting the rights of minorities in the societies.

Were it not for the sacrifices of such people; we would possibly be stuck in the age of slavery and outright racial discrimination. Although some of these vices have been eliminated from the world completely, there is still a lot to be gone in eliminating racial discrimination. The issue of immigration comes right at the center of racial discrimination.

In The United States, people are normally categorized according to their origin. You will hear of words like natives, blacks, and Hispanics.

All these are differences that have been as a result of a bad culture of categorizing people according to their origin. These differences make some people feel superior to others. The net result has been that some people are given priority over others.

This is wrong. In the United States, some people have this belief that any immigrant is an outsider who does not deserve to enjoy the same rights as those who are considered to be natives.

There have been cases of even laws being passed in various states barring certain people from accessing government services. Most of these laws lack adherence to the UN human rights charter. It prohibits anyone from being discriminated unfairly. Being an immigrant does not qualify one to be discriminated. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co

In light of human rights violations that have hit the world, many organizations have been created with the aim of ensuring that human rights violations are not allowed to continue unperturbed.

Human organizations have come together with the aim of protecting the weak in the society from being discriminated by the powerful. Today, there numerous groups that are operating in all parts of the world. Some of these groups include:

Amnesty International

This is an international organization that has outreach in every corner of the universe. Their role is to ensure that human rights as enshrined in the UN human rights charter of 1948 are implemented as they should.  Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53 and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

The group has a presence in over 150 countries in the world. Part of their work is to investigate and report cases of human rights abuse to the international community. They also seek justice for the victims of human rights violations.

Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)

It is a children advocacy group. Its role is to ensure that all children are granted the same rights especially in access to education. They champion for programs that promote the well-being of children by ensuring that they are not subjected to excess poor upbringing.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

This organization operates in the state of Arizona. The role of the organization is to ensure that the operations of the rights groups in the state run smoothly. They provide financing to these groups to carry out their activities.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a brainchild of Michael Lacy and Jim Larkin. They are journalists from Phoenix, Arizona.

Betsy DeVos Looms To More Than Just Education As A Philanthropist

October 25, 2017

Now known as the Secretary of Education in the Administration of President Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos has long been known across Michigan and the entire nation as one of the leading education campaigners and philanthropists seeking to reform the outdated public school system of America. Betsy DeVos may have made education the major cause she is known for but I believe the graduate of Calvin College should be praised for her forward-thinking approach to philanthropy in all its many forms. Born in Holland, Michigan, Betsy DeVos has been well known to me for the work of both herself and her family which includes her husband, AmWay billionaire Dick DeVos, and her own Prince industry family.

 

Despite her father being the founder of Prince Industries, Betsy DeVos has impressed me with her willingness to take on a range of philanthropic roles across the U.S. I was shocked to discover Betsy DeVos’ mother was a public school teacher in Michigan and inspired the Secretary of Education to become an in-school advocate for at-risk children within the Michigan school system. The dedication of Betsy DeVos to reforming education has been strong since her own children were attending schools within the state of Michigan and Mrs. DeVos began visiting the Potter’s House Christian School alongside her husband, Dick. Both Betsy and Dick were inspired to assist low-income families in gaining the best quality education for their children after hearing stories of the struggles of the families attending Potter’s House over the last three decades. My own respect for Betsy DeVos was increased when she was going through the nomination process for her role as the Secretary of Education and her tax records showed she was still a major donor towards the Potter’s House School located close to her home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

I was unhappy when Dick DeVos made the decision to retire from the AmWay Group he had restructured over the course of the 1990s and early 21st-century as the company prospered under his leadership. However, I have been impressed with the work both Dick and Betsy DeVos have completed through their own charitable foundations and through the investment company, The Windquest Group. One of the projects managed through The Windquest Group has been the West Michigan Aviation Academy, the first charter school in Michigan to provide an education based on the aviation industry to students from all social backgrounds.

 

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Luiz Carlos Trabuco Redeems Himself In Eyes Of The Market With HSBC Deal

October 11, 2017

Brazilian banking giant Bradesco has been like watching an exciting sporting event, where the underdog makes a stunning, come-from-behind victory to clinch the title. But in the case of Brazilian banking, the game is still far from over. The contest, however, has been so entrancing to watch that almost anyone can appreciate the incredible vision, appetite for risk and administrative talent of the string of Bradesco leadership that has been able to grow the firm from a tiny, local bank into a global financial powerhouse, inside of just a few, short decades.

The Cyrpiano Era Was A Tough Act To Follow

Throughout the decade of the 2000s, Bradesco was led by one of its greatest CEOs. This era marked a period of growth so stunning that it’s possible that it has never before been matched in the annals of Brazilian industry and may never again be topped. Between 1999 and 2009, Bradesco increased its assets by over 30 times and its stock price exploded to over 100 times its previous value. This growth was the product of both incredible organic growth and a voracious policy of acquiring anything and everything that the bank could get its claws into.

By 2009, Cypriano was ready to retire. Luiz Carlos Trabuco, a long-time executive for the firm, was the obvious favored replacement. Trabuco had been with the firm in one capacity or another since 1969, when he was hired on by Bradesco as a bank teller, his first job ever. But Trabuco took the reins at a time of great upheaval in the Brazilian economy. Still reeling from the global financial meltdown of 2008, spurred on by the unrestrained mania of the U.S. housing market, the Brazilian economy was in tatters, and the banking industry, in particular, had quickly become a negative-sum game of scavengers. These would be difficult times for Trabuco to effect his stated goal of growing the company each quarter.

Making things even worse, shortly after Trabuco slid into the captain’s seat, rival banks Banco Itau and Unibanco merged, forming the largest banking conglomerate in Brazil. This move instantly shot Bradesco back to a distant second-place in the ranks of banking institutions, exposing the firm to the depredations of its now far better-heeled competitor. Trabuco had inherited an almost impossible situation in which to achieve anything resembling organic growth.

By this time, the Brazilian banking industry was so hyper-concentrated that any prospects of making strategic acquisitions that could materially affect the firm’s standing seemed remote. Over the first six years of Trabuco’s reign, Bradesco slowly slipped backwards from its position of one-time market dominance, losing customers and market capitalization every quarter. By 2014, things were looking dire for both the firm and Trabuco, with the market value of the company sitting at less than half of what it was when he took over the helm in 2009. There was talk, in hushed voices, among the Brailian business press of a possible takeover of Bradesco and even of an impending announcement of bankruptcy.

Then, in 2015, Trabuco saw a golden opportunity. Rumors began flying that HSBC, the second largest bank on the planet, was looking to dump all of its Brazilian assets. Trabuco moved with aplomb, drafting a deal to acquire HSBC Brazil for $5.2 billion in cash. Incredibly, Trabuco was able to pull the deal off, marking the single largest transaction in Brazilian history.

Today, Bradesco’s stock is trading at all-time highs and the bank is positioned to be highly competitive into the long term. Trabuco has managed to grow the retail banking business organically. Bradesco will be a bank to watch over the next five to ten years.

Cameron Clokie is a Great Asset to Our Human Race

October 4, 2017

Cameron Clokie is an amazing asset to the human race. He is heavily involved in regenerative therapies and stem cells. Cameron Clokie isn’t just in it for the buck; he is actually passionate about the issue. He has published a number of articles about the issue in journals, and works as a professor at the University of Toronto.

He even runs his own clinic where he interacts with people in the public who seek maxillofacial treatments. Cameron Clokie has mostly great reviews online for the treatments that he provides and the professionalism that he exhibits. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: http://www.ideacity.ca/speaker/cameron-clokie/

There was some business that happened in his personal life that unjustly lead to him getting into trouble. Outside of the office, in personal, quiet, non-professional settings, he had an affair with a woman that lasted years.

The affair was completely consensual between the woman and Clokie. The woman happened to have been a patient of his. When reading articles about this, it seems that Cameron Clokie got into trouble because of the fact that the woman was a patient.

However, it really doesn’t seem fair, at all, that Cameron Clokie should get into trouble for this reason because, as stated above, the affair was completely consensual and took place outside of professional settings.

According to Crunchbase, Cameron Clokie kept his personal life completely separate from his professional life, which shows that he truly is a professional. It’s not really scandalous, when you think about.

The woman was trying to accuse him of sexually abusing her, but she made the decision to have an affair with him for years. It seems like she started to hate him for whatever reason, and just wanted to stir up some trouble for him to get back at him.

The man wasn’t putting a gun to her head to be with him. All of this petty trouble poured over into his professional life in the form of his credentials being unjustly taken away. It’s really nobody’s business what anybody does in his or her personal.

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