CFC Cause of the Week: Human Rights

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The CFC cause of the week is Human Rights. Protecting, defending, and promoting human rights are fundamental to ensuring autonomy and freedom for all. Human rights touch the lives of everyone: those with a disability, Native populations, those who face racial and ethnic discrimination, the LGBTQIA+ community, the unhoused, refugees and migrants, patients and those recovering from addiction, prisoners, and countless others. Many CFC charities create a more equitable, accessible, and free future for millions of people around the globe. As long-time advocates and progressive agents, they have expanded and defended the legality of human rights inherent to populations around the world.  

Here is just one example from a CFC-participating charity:  

Daniela was just 14 when she was lured away from her home.  She got a text from a friend asking “Hey, want a job? I know you always wanted to try modeling!”  Daniela thought this was it – her big break. She agreed to go.    

But when she was picked up in a car with dark-tinted windows and taken to a suburban home surrounded by a tall fence, she began to panic. Daniela spent the next two years being forced to have sex with strangers. She was told she could not leave until she found two other girls to take her place.    

Luckily, help did come. A CFC-participating charity that investigates human trafficking situations arrived one day in December to rescue the girls being held in the brothel.    

Here are a few more examples of how CFC donations can help:  

  • Publish materials to educate classrooms on cultural diversity issues.
  • Provide legal assistance to overturn wrongful convictions.
  • Offer a safe place for refugees fleeing persecution in their home country.