The infant mortality rate for the first five months of 2016 was 18.61 deaths per 1,000—45 percent higher than the 2013 figure.
The Venezuelan Observatory of Prisons, a human rights group, reported that 6,663 people died in prisons between 1999 and 2015. As of July, average overcrowding of 210 percent plagued Venezuelan prisons, according to the Observatory.
(Statistics taken from the Human Rights Watch World Report 2017)
The campaign will run during the month of December, declared Universal Human Rights Month by the United Nations
Facebook will post twice a week with a featured "FacebookFriday" post where we'll publish an article relating to the most recent human rights violation to surface
Instagram will post three times a week following one person who has been affected by the mistreatment of lives in Venezuela
Twitter and Snapchat will work consistently to show our audience the extent of human rights violations in real time with real images and video
We additionally invite users to post and share what they think about this issue. Using the hashtags: #SeSuVoz, #BeTheirVoice, #DevueleSusDerechos, and/or #ReturnTheirRights, we ask that they share what they think is the most fundamental human right and why it's so important. Best three responses will be chosen and shared on all our platforms and on our website. The winners will also be rewarded with a trip to New York City to visit the United Nations.
Each post shared using this hashtag will be equate to a $1 donation Human Rights Watch to protect rights and save lives in more than 90 countries worldwide.
While society has acknowledged that human rights are violated day to day, this campaign will take it a step further and demand a change. Our goal is to make human rights violations a more talked about issue higher up in government. This issue should be made a top priority on the agenda of all government organizations rather than simply talking about how terrible it is. This campaign will aim to reach 5000 followers by the end of the month, promoting action and advocacy rather than just discussion.