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"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to
Civil Rights are the protections provided to one or more groups of individuals by the government of a specific nation or jurisdiction through statutory law. Human Rights are the freedoms and liberties endowed to every individual by natural law regardless of whether those rights are observed by statutory law.
At Safe Port Initiative, we believe that every human being is endowed by natural law with certain innate and inviolable rights. When governments fail to protect their citizens by honoring those rights through statutory law, or when groups of individuals commit systematic acts of persecution that deny others such rights, Safe Port Initiative will step in to provide aid, advocacy, and if necessary, rescue and refuge.
We observe and uphold the following basic human rights.
1. All human beings are created equal and share the right to enjoy such equality in all facets of life and for the duration of their lives regardless of national origin, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or political ideology.
2. All human beings share the right to live their lives free from bondage, persecution and poverty regardless of national origin, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or political ideology.
3. All human beings share the right to equal opportunity in employment, education and all other endeavors to build better lives for themselves and their families, regardless of national origin, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or political ideology.
4. All human beings share the right to respectfully and peacefully express their opinions and beliefs through the written and spoken word, as well as other creative outlets, provided such expression does not infringe on the basic human rights and freedoms of others.
5. All human beings share the right to make choices regarding their own bodies without fear of persecution or mutilation, and free from the control of any individual, group or government, provided such choices do not infringe on the basic human rights and freedoms of others.
6. All human beings share the right to practice or affiliate with the religion, belief system, or political ideology of their choice without fear of persecution or imprisonment, and free from the control of any individual, group or government, provided such practices and affiliations do not infringe on the basic human rights and freedoms of others.
7. All human beings share the right to live peacefully and securely within their homes, their communities and their nation's borders, free from the threat of terror, genocide, war, or persecution by any individual, group or government.
8. All human beings share the right to receive sanctuary when fleeing from the threat of terror, genocide, war, or persecution by any individual, group or government.
Discrimination involves making a decision based on the perception that an individual belongs to or is affiliated with a particular group or class. That decision may be unfairly detrimental or favorable to the affected individual. Persecution is a purposeful and systematic form of discrimination in which one group denies another group their basic human rights and freedoms through continuous acts of oppression, physical abuse, and/or mental abuse.
Prostitution refers to the performance of sexual acts in exchange for monetary or other compensation. While sex trafficking also entails the performance of sexual acts for compensation, it is a controlling, often brutal, third party who benefits from such compensation rather then the person performing the sexual acts. Sex trafficking is referred to as forced prostitution because the victim is not a willing participant. Similarly, victims of labor trafficking are forced to engage in work against their will for little
or no compensation and often under deplorable conditions.
Statutory Law refers to a set of rules and regulations enacted by a governing body within a specific nation or jurisdiction for the purpose of maintaining order or custom, Natural Law refers to a set of guiding principles that are held to be universally true and observed for the purpose of preserving social justice.
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