Promoting Human Rights and Ending Gender-Based Violence
In our headlong rush to success and intellectual progress we have forgotten the one who suffers. Thinking about building a bright future while ignoring the one who is dying today makes us inhumane, because there is nothing more important than Life! The moment has come for every one of us to consciously look around himself and realize that in the bright future we dream of we must all go together!
Taking a step towards the other is the greatest step in the Evolution of Humanity.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations. This is a serious problem that can be solved over time by educating the new generations and men to respect women and girls and through passing proper laws. Nevertheless the safety of women who are beaten, threatened and raped daily, who report or who are afraid to report abuse, because they feel alone or abandoned by the institutions, is the urgent matter to be solved now.
The Potential victims of femicide already know that their lives are in danger, but they do not know how to stop the inevitable, where to flee and to find refuge, how to support themselves economically and to protect their children. The home walls, which should be the protection of the hearth, yet they often become infernal graves. It is vital for the victims of domestic violence to go away before the situation degenerates.
To address domestic violence, Amatar Foundation provides victims of gender - based violence with essential services, such as shelter, healthcare, access to justice, access to care, access to the law, as well as job-training in order to have an economic independence and to start a new life in complete safety, while recovering their dignity and their lost self esteem after the abuse and the violence suffered.
Amatar Foundation is committed to the elimination of violence against women and girls, thus turning victims of violence and femicide survivors into leaders of a stronger, healthier, organized and resilient society.
"Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all. As long as discrimination and inequities remain so commonplace everywhere in the world, as long as girls and women are valued less, fed less, fed last, overworked, underpaid, not schooled, subjected to violence in and outside their homes - the potential of the human family to create a peaceful, prosperous world will not be realized."
Hillary Rodham Clinton