Category Archive for: International Human Rights

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING

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   International health issues have become an important component of US foreign policy.  In past years, family planning has been a focus of US efforts to address these concerns.  Family planning programs positively influence the health of women and their families, and have a major impact on developing countries and the environment.  Family planning services…



GLOBAL AIDS

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  The AIDS emergency is fast becoming one of the worst health catastrophes in human history. Already, twenty five million people have died from AIDS. Around the world, more than forty-two million people are now infected with the virus that causes AIDS.  Every day 14,000 people are infected and 8,500 people die.  In Sub-Saharan Africa…



Resolution on Advancing Women’s Rights

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  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges the United States to ratify the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), a landmark Convention that has been ratified by 168 countries, including Israel.  The U.S. is the only industrial country failing to ratify the Convention, and is in the…



Sweatshops and Child Labor

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  Responding to the ethical imperative to respect and protect the basic rights of working men and women, and noting the experience of our immigrant forebears as sweatshop laborers, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) reaffirms its commitment to safe, decent, secure working conditions and to the campaign to eliminate sweatshops and end exploitative…



The Iran 10

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has been extremely concerned by the fate of 10 Iranian Jews from the city of Shiraz unjustly convicted of spying for Israel. These Jews, ranging in age from 23 to 49, shopkeepers, teachers and religion instructors, are innocent of these charges. Since their imprisonment became public, there have…



Austria

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The formation of a new Austrian government coalition, comprised of the conservative Peoples Party and the far right Freedom Party of populist leader Joerg Haider, has sounded alarm bells throughout Europe and beyond. Founded in 1956, the Freedom Party was composed of ex–Nazis and Nazi supporters, but was not a major political factor until Joerg…



 Kosovo

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) welcomes the agreement approved by the United Nations Security Council, which calls for the removal of Serbian forces from Kosovo and the safe return of ethnic Albanian refugees to their homes. We applaud the NATO alliance for standing up against the policy of “ethnic cleansing” perpetrated by Yugoslav…



Bosnia (Plenum 1995)

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For nearly three years the NJCRAC has been actively opposed to the blatant Serbian aggression in Bosnia. Since the brutal war began some 200,000 Bosnians have been killed, and over a million have been forced from their homes. For two years Serb forces have been bombarding Bosnian cities, including areas designated by the United Nations…



Bosnia (Policy Conference 1994)

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For almost two years, the NJCRAC has actively opposed the systematic violence being committed by Serbian forces against the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina. There have been several resolutions of the United Nations Security Council calling for an end to the strangulation of Sarajevo and other Moslem cities and enclaves. While a recent NATO ultimatum has produced…



Situation in Bosnia-Heregovina

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The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council is appalled by the ruthless and systematic violence that continues to be perpetrated against Moslem and other citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina. As Jews we are deeply pained by the recurrence of such human tragedy in this century. The United States, as well as the UN and other governments, must…