In Guatemala, 70% of the children will not complete primary school, 32% of the population is illiterate, and 2 million children are not going to school. Building new classrooms, our goal is to give more children a chance to have a brighter future.
There are more than 30 million slaves in the world today. Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It is second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable illegal industry. This is happening in every city of the world, including yours.
There are 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired- 80% of this is treatable and preventable. Of these 285 million people, 39 million are blind, and 90% of people who are blind or visually impaired live in developing countries. In Africa, less than 10% of blind or visually impaired people participate equally in society.
While we would never deny a child entrance into a classroom, we routinely deny children with disabilities entrance onto the playground, as the majority of traditional playgrounds are physically inaccessible to them.
For each of us, individuals, businesses and communities, it is possible to act at our own level to create a more natural, equitable and humane world. The involvement of each of us is necessary to deal with current and future environmental and human issues, as well as to help us live better together.
HRC seeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans.