A salute to those who have Dedicated their Lives to Improving and Protecting Human Rights

 

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By  Imam Abdullah Antepli

Human rights and their preservation have always been a central sacred pillars of all religions and human civilizations throughout history. Societies were only able to thrive and reveal the best of themselves if and when they were able to free themselves from any forms of human rights violations. One can measure the quality and worth of any government, society, religion and worldview by their ability to promote, sustain and preserve the fundamental human rights under their influence.

Therefore, on this international day of Human Rights, as members of a global human family, we should celebrate these universal human rights, express our gratitude to those who made a significant contribution in achieving success in this area, and further promote the sanctity of these rights through education, better economic, cultural and political policies both within our societies as well as around the globe.

Today’s celebrations should also be used as an opportunity to audit ourselves both individually and collectively vis-a vis human rights and their preservation. We should critically and honestly study our human rights report cards and evaluate our standing in this regard. Where am I as a person? Where is my society, religious and ethnic community and government in honoring and protecting these sacred rights and fighting against their brutal violations within my own communities and around the world? What is our over all score in this human rights report card ?

Only through these honest and critical reflections and through continuous hard work can we improve the human rights conditions for others and ourselves. Regretfully, many different forms of human rights abuse are still very common around the world, especially the rights of minority communities who are marginalized, persecuted and oppressed as they are deprived of their basic human rights.

As a global community, we have come a long way in improving our report cards, but we have much further to go before we can claim a collective victory. Our relative successes and achievements in certain areas should only motivate us to work harder to achieve and sustain an A+ in every corner of the world. Until then, let’s salute those who have dedicated their lives to improving and protecting universal human rights around the world, and let’s join them in their noble work.

Disclaimer: These are the personal views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. government.

Imam  Abdullah Antepli, Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University and a member of the Duke University Adjunct Faculty of Islamic Studies, is visiting Ethiopia on a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy.

የሰብዓዊ መብቶች አያያዝ እንዲሻሻል ህይወታቸውን ለሰጡ አካላት በሙሉ ክብር እንስጥ

በኢማም አብደላ አንተፕሊ

በሰው ልጆች ታሪክ ውስጥ ሰብዓዊ መብቶችና የሚደረግላቸው ጥበቃ በሃይማኖትም ሆነ በሥልጣኔ ረገድ ዋነኛ ትኩረት የተሰጠው ቁልፍ ጉዳይ ነው፡፡ ማህበረሰቦች የራሳቸውን ምርጥ ማንነት የሚያሳዩት ከሰብዓዊ መብቶች ጥሰት ራሳቸውን ነፃ ማውጣት የቻሉ እንደሆነ ብቻ ነው፡፡ ማንኛውም መንግሥት፣ማህበረሰብ፣ሃይማኖትና ርዕዮተ ዓለም ያላቸው ጥራት የሚመዘነው መሠረታዊ የሆኑ ሰብዓዊ መብቶችን ለማክበርና ለመጠበቅ ባላቸው ብቃት ነው፡፡

ስለዚህም ዓለም አቀፉን የሰብዓዊ መብቶች በምናስብበት በዛሬው ቀን፣ የሰው ልጆች በሙሉ አንድ ዓለም አቀፍ ቤተሰብ ነንና እነዚህን ዓለም አቀፋዊ ይዘት ያላቸውን መብቶች ማክበር ይኖርብናል፡፡ ከዚህም ጋር ተያይዞ ባለንባቸው ማህበረሰቦች ውስጥም ሆነ በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ እነዚህ መብቶች ዕውቅና እንዲያገኙና እንዲከበሩ በትምህርትም ሆነ፣የተሻሉ ኢኮኖሚያዊ፣ባህላዊና ፖለቲካዊ ፖሊሲዎችን ቀርጸው ለታላላቅ ስኬቶች የበቁትን ልናመሰግናቸው ይገባል፡፡

በተጨማሪም ይህንን ቀን ስንዘክር ሁላችንም በግለሰብ ደረጃም ሆነ በጋራ ሰብዓዊ መብቶች እንዲከበሩ ምን ያህል ጥረት አድርገናል ብለን ቆም ብለን ራሳችንን የምንፈትሽበትን ዕድል ይፈጥራል፡፡ ሁላችንም በዚህ ደረጃ ለራሳችን በግልጽነትና በቅንነት ያለንበትን ደረጃ መገምገም ይኖርብናል፡፡ እኔ እንደ ግለሰብ ራሴን የት ነው የማስቀምጠው? ያለሁበት ማህበረሰብስ፣የሃይማኖት ተቋሜስ፣ብሔሬስ፣ የሚያስተዳድረኝ መንግሥትስ እነዚህ መብቶች ባለንባቸው ማህበረሰቦች ውስጥም ሆነ በዓለም ዙሪያ በእነዚህ መብቶች ላይ ጨካኔ በተሞላበት ሁኔታ ጥሰቶች በሚፈፀሚባቸው ወቅት ምን እርምጃ ወስዷል? ብለን መጠየቅ ይኖርብናል፡፡ አጠቃላይ የሥራ አፈጻጸም ውጤታችንስ ምን ይመስላል? ብለንም መጠየቅ አለብን፡፡

ስለዚህም እነዚህን ቀጥተኛና ድክመቶቻችን ላይ ያተኮሩ ፍተሻዎችን በቀጣይነት ስናከናውን ብቻ ነው ሰብዓዊ መብቶች በተሻለ መልኩ እንዲከበሩና እንዲጠበቁ ልናደርግ የምንችለው፡፡ ይሁንና አሳዛኙ ነገር አሁንም በዓለማችን ላይ በተለይ አናሳ በሆኑ ማህበረሰቦች ላይ የተለያዩ የሰብዓዊ መብት ጥሰቶች ይፈጸማሉ፡፡ እነዚህ ማህበረሰቦች መሠረታዊ የሆኑ ሰብዓዊ መብቶቻቸው ይረገጣሉ፤ስደትና ጭቆናም ይደርስባቸዋል፡፡

እንደ አንድ ዓለም አቀፍ ማህበረሰብ ሰብዓዊ መብቶችን በማስከበር ረገድ በርካታ ውጤቶችን ብናስመዘግብም፤ የጋራ ድል ተቀዳጅተናል ብለን ለመናገር ግን ገና ብዙ ርቀት መጓዝ ይኖርብናል፡፡ ውጤታችን የተመዘገበበት ካርድ እጅግ በጣም ጥሩ  የሚል ደረጃ እስኪያሰጠን ድረስ፣ የእስካሁኑ ስኬታችን ተነሳሽነታችንን የሚጨምረው መሆን አለበት፡፡ እስከዚያው ግን፣ በመላው ዓለም ለሰው ልጆች ሰብዓዊ መብቶች መከበር ህይወታቸውን ለሰጡ አካላት ከፍ ያለ ክብር እንስጥ፤በዚህ ክቡር ሥራም የየበኩላችንን ድርሻ ለማበርከት በቻልነው መጠን ሁሉ ልናግዛቸው ተባብረን እንነሳ!

ማስታወሻ፡ በዚህ ጽሑፍ ውስጥ የተንጸባረቁት ሀሳቦች በሙሉ የጸሐፊው እንጂ የአሜሪካ መንግሥት አለመሆናቸውን እንገልጻለን፡፡

ኢማም አብደላ አንተፕሊ በዲዩክ ዩኒቨርሲቲ የእስልምና ጉዳዮች ዋና ተጠሪ እና በዩኒቨርሲቲው የእስልምና ጉዳዮች መምህር ሲሆኑ፤የአሜሪካ ኤምባሲ ባመቻቸው ፕሮግራም አማካይነት ወደ ኢትዮጵያ መጥተው ሀገሪቱን በመጎብኘት ላይ ይገኛሉ፡፡

 

4 thoughts on “A salute to those who have Dedicated their Lives to Improving and Protecting Human Rights

  1. Pingback: A salute to those who have dedicated their Lives to Improving and Protecting Human Rights - ShayBuna.com

  2. Dear.Dr
    You are so well come to my country. And it’s good time to see what the situation is here. In human rights specialy uround the capital.

    You are expected to comment what the situation is look like and give aware of your government.

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