I may not be able to join the various mass protests and rallies today but I am glad to have used this day of reflection as a small act of defiance against the degradation of the value of human rights in our country. Today, I was able to sit down and share food and stories with Kuya Jun, Jeff and Ate Nene and Lucy (not in the pictures). They may be people you pass by daily- scavengers that have become targets of disgust and hatred, long accused of being sloths and hindrances to the growth of society. I tell you that this is not the case for these people. These people are humans in need of protection, love and kindness like all of us. They told me about their desire to ask for food for money rather than steal and commit other crimes, how they condemned those who used their children as pawns to obtain the object of their vices. These people especially remarked how blessed they feel today because someone took the time to share food with them and showed them compassion unlike the indifference they encounter almost daily ( They said most people would cover their noses and give them dirty looks when passing.) When we got talking to the subject of Martial Law, they were not comfortable to share their experiences and just told me that that was a terrible time and they had intense fear from the soldiers patrolling the areas. #NeverAgain
Kuya Jun told me how he was only in grade 6 at that time and remembered devastating things but didn't want to share it to me anymore because it might dampen the mood. He also even told me how he feels that I'm an instrument of God's love because my simple act of giving them food and drinks while conversing with them. They all showed their immense gratitude and I could not be more grateful and happy myself for having had this chance to experience talking and spending time with them like I did.
Let's fight for the prioritization of human rights not just today but everyday. Let's take time and be kind to a stranger, share food with someone who you know may not have eaten in a long time. Know their stories and even share some of yours. #humanrights
Fluoridating municipal water supplies is akin to medicating someone without their consent, and is an abuse of #humanrights . The practice of fluoridation is justified as a necessary public health intervention to combat tooth decay, even thought the known dangers of fluoridation far exceed the potential benefit.
The notion that drinking #fluoridatedwater decreases IQ in children is backed up by a number of studies and testimony by people at the highest levels of public health. In 2012, a major #Harvard study found that public water fluoridation poses a risk to the developing intelligence of children, essentially lowering the IQ of those in communities with public water fluoridation.
A study published in December of 2016 by the International Society of #fluoride Research in #NewZealand , entitled, Developmental neurotoxicity of fluoride: a quantitative risk analysis 379 towards establishing a safe daily dose of fluoride for children, concluded that lowered IQ is indeed a risk for children whom consume uncontrollable dosages of fluoride in public water supplies.
Now, another report has been issued, warning expecting mothers that fluoride exposure in utero is linked to lower IQ in children. “The study, published Tuesday in Environmental Health Perspectives, found an association between lower intelligence and prenatal fluoride exposure in 299 mother-child pairs in #Mexico . The team measured fluoride levels from mothers via urine samples and followed up on their children until they were between 6 and 12 years old. Even when other possible factors were taken into account, such as exposure to other chemicals, results continually showed that higher prenatal fluoride exposure was linked to lower scores on tests of cognitive function in children at age 4 and then again between 6 and 12.” The major premise of this study is that babies in utero are much more sensitive to fluoride than children, 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾#PopulationControl
”Vi vet vad kvinnor möter, oavsett om det är natt eller dag. Vi vet att det är kvinnorna som lider mest av fattigdom. Barnen kommer inte till pappan och berättar att de är hungriga, de går till mamman.” Tamani Moyo och Concilia Mlalazi är folkvalda politiker i Bulawayo, Zimbabwes näst största stad. De bestämde sig för att kandidera till stadens högsta råd när de insåg att de skulle kunna representera kvinnorna i sitt område bättre än männen gjorde, stärka av stödet de fick av Diakonias samarbetsorganisation Women’s Institute for Leadership Development, WILD. Men vägen dit var inte lätt, de mötte stark motstånd från det mansdominerade rådet och de manliga kandidaternas anhängare. Efter fyra år i hetluften vet de både hur de ska tackla männen i rådet, hur man får folk att lyssna och hur man klär sig och för sig som en ledare. -------------------- ”We know what women meet in their daily lives. We know that women are most affected by poverty. Children do not come and tell their father that they are hungry, they go to the mother.” Tamani Moyo and Concilia Mlalazi are elected politicians in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city. They decided to run for the city council when they realized that they were better equipped to represent the women in their area than the men were, empowered by the support they received from Diakonia's partner organization Women's Institute for Leadership Development, WILD. But the campaign was a struggle; they met strong opposition from the male-dominated council and the male candidates' followers. After four years they now know how to deal with the men in the council, how to make people listen and how to dress as a leader. #gbv#zimbabwe#humanrights#genderjustice#power#politics
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