Links & Organizations
GREAT MYSTERY PUBLISHING
"Even a small star shines in the darkness." - Finnish Proverb
Other Great Mystery Publishing Sites and Blogs Associated with the Hope and Joy Network
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - Global defenders of human rights. Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. AI undertaks research and action focused on prevention and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. AI is independent of any government political ideology, economic interest or religion. It doesn not support or oppose any government or political system, nor does it support or oppose the views of victims whose rights it seeks to protect. It is concerned solely with impartial protection of human rights.
AUSTRALIAN KOLA FOUNDATION - The Australian Koala Foundation is the primary non-government organization that aims to save the wild koala. Its primary goal is to contribute to the conversation and effective management of the wild koala in Australia. Koalas in the wild face a number of threats such as destruction of habitat, cars, dogs, disease and sadly human apathy. The survival fo the koala depends on the retention and effective managements of suitable habitat and a greater public respect and knowledge of these beautiful creatures.
Global Protect Against Slaughter Taiji Dolphins
SAVE THE TAIJI DOLPHINS After driving pods of dolphins into shallow coves, fishermen kill the dolphins by slashing their throats with knives or stabbing them with spears. The dolphins take about six minutes to die, the water turning red with blood and the air is filled with their screams. Japanese fishermen kill approximately 20,000 dolphins and whales every year. Help stop the slaughter. www.earthisland.org
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS –MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in nearly 70 countries. In emergencies and their aftermath, MSF provides health care, rehabilitates and runs hospitals and clinics, performs surgery, battles epidemics, carries out vaccination campaigns, operates feeding centers for malnourished children, and offers mental health care. When needed, MSF also constructs wells and dispenses clean drinking water, and provides shelter materials like blankets and plastic sheeting. MSF is a nongovernmental organisation which both provides emergency medical assistance and bears witness publicly to the plight of the people it assists.
MENCAP - Mencap is UK’s leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers. Mencap helps people with a learning disability to live their lives in ways that they choose, and in a home that they choose. Mencap provides education services and help people into work. Mencap fights for equal rights, campaigns for greater opportunities and challenges attitudes and prejudice. Mencap also provides advice and support to meet people’s needs throughout their lives. “
THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY The Wilderness Society is an national, community-based environmental advocacy organisation whose purpose it to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth .