Irrespective of which community one comes from, they each need to feel at home and peace in their places of residence. No one is supposed to curtail the rights of other individuals even if it means they are not the ‘original’ citizens of the areas they reside. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
Unfortunately, such occurrences exist. Due to one or two reasons, some individuals have made it their business to make others uncomfortable in turn, denying them their rights.
The constitution of each country gives its citizens and foreigners freedom to a certain extent. But in many countries around the globe, not everyone respects the rights of fellow humans, therefore; several groups have sprouted to fight for civil, human and migrant rights.
Some of these groups include; the Amazon Watch, the advocates for human rights, Lacey & Larkin Frontera fund among others. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/
The Amazon Watch is headquartered in San Francisco and works in the Amazon basin. For this group, it mainly works in liaison with other environmental organizations and local groups to protect the rights of their indigenous people. Amazon is blessed with oil and gas and because of that, they ought to provide security for their people.
The advocate for human rights is yet another group that is primary agenda is to foster the respect of human rights across the globe. They oversee that different constitutions incorporate international standards of law. Their efforts have seen the lives of women, children, and immigrants tremendously improve.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera fund are directed towards financing groups that advocate for both civil, migrants and human rights. Also, it is in support of freedom of speech and the power of participating in civic activities. This fund came as a result of a court settlement being awarded to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who are the co-founders of Phoenix New Times.
The two found themselves behind bars after they wrote an article on the county Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who was planning to scrutinize the notes of reporters before anything written on him could be published. When Lacey and Larkin sued him in Court, they won the case giving them a settlement of $3.75 million.
As a result of that, these two journalists decided to come up with the fund to be a part of something great hence directed the money towards the support of human rights.
From the groups mentioned, one can note that all of them are working towards one goal and that is to co-exist peacefully. It is, therefore, commendable to be part of something great.