Changemaker Nomination: Our Humanity in the Balance

It’s the next 2013 Changemaker Nomination suggested by a chocolate lover like you! 

Congratulations to Our Humanity in the

Here’s what Laura has to say about this fearless organization:

“They strive to protect civilians in conflict zones and fight against genocide. There are 1000s and 1000s of the world’s population who fall through the cracks and this organization is looking out for their well-being.”

A little more info:

35_OurHumanityInTheBalance“In 1993, at the opening of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, there were many who said “Never again.” One year later a panga blade split the first Rwandan head, then 800,000 more. Are genocides and crimes against humanity scourges that will pass only after they have run their course and hundreds of thousands have died? Can no one stop the killing?

The United Nations and its member nations have failed and disappointed in profound ways. Those who are targeted by killers are often villagers who have the misfortune to come from a different ethnic or religious group. These ordinary individuals placed their hopes in the UN, trusting that the UN could protect them and their families, and many met death still thinking the UN might save them.

We have seen civilian populations in conflict areas. We have seen those who have lost hope. We have shared their fear and felt helpless with them. Today, we no longer feel helpless.

We will go where we need to go to protect civilians in conflict zones and to prevent or stop genocide.”

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