Bloggers Unite for Human Rights

Today is May 15th, 2008 and bloggers all over the world are saying their peace about human rights, and other pivotal subjects in an effort to gain enough voices to create change.

I agreed to write a post via BlogCatalog and their own Bloggers Unite group, and we are blogging about human rights. I typically stay away from the hard stories, the tragedies, the catastrophic and the heinous. I can't write about these topics. Although they are life and death struggles for the humans in them, I can't face these facts.

There are so many people in this world who are suffering from all manner of horrendous acts, genocide, torture, starvation, famine, disease - and none of the "big guys" are doing much of anything to help out. The US has barely intervened on behalf of the humans, the mothers, fathers, and children who are suffering all over this world, often times at the hands of other governments.

And we call ourselves the bastions of freedom.

So I feel helpless, as one tiny woman in this world. The stories stay with me, I hear them in the quiet. The pictures haunt my sleep. So I don't read the stories, and I don't look at the pictures, and I don't write about these events.

But as mother, NO!, as a human I can't.....I can't fathom....the despair....

It must stop!

Instead of writing a long piece on human rights, I opted to draw what I felt needed to be called to attention. These drawing are mine, and they are my most base reactions to what I hear, read, and see.


Anonymous said...

Eloquent images, Anok. Thank you.

Unknown said...

My heart! These are truly amazing and passionate ~ Thank you for sharing them with us!
Enjoy the day ~

Anonymous said...

I got sumthin' to say.


Anonymous said...

You couldn't have described your feelings in a more powerful way. Your images are haunting. Thank you for sharing them.

Unknown said...


Alex Mcone said...

Anok, thats wonderful.

I was a day late but I did mine in the only way I can .. :)

Dave Donelson said...

A powerful, moving post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on human rights. As the Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights reminds us, “…recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”

Dave Donelson, author of Heart of Diamonds

Seasoned By Grace Designs said...

There are no words to describe what I am feeling after reading this...Thank-you! Simply Amazing!

a.eye said...

Thanks for including the drawings. They are very moving. Hopefully enough to get other people to start taking even more action.