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Please Sign: No More Jail Time for Marissa Alexander!
Society & Culture  (tags: Marissa Alexander, Angela Corey, Florida, Stand Your Ground, Warning Shot, Presumption of Innocence, triple sentence considered by prosecutio, domestic abuse, women's rights, discrimination, violence )

Susan
- 42 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
After all that domestic abuse victim Marissa Alexander has been through, Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey now wants to make her serve three consecutive sentences for firing a warning shot out of fear of her abusive husband. Vindictive and Cruel!
Help Me Get Justice! Please Sign!
Society & Culture  (tags: stop domestic violence, women's rights, violence, crime, protect women, protect children, abusive relationships )

BarbKnigh
- 101 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Dianne Lynn Elko-Eakin has written a petition to stop Domestic Violence. We need to sign for women's rights, we need to protect women when the law will not.
The World's Worst Punishment for Rape? - PLEASE SIGN
Society & Culture  (tags: rape, gang rape, punishment, crime, investigation, women's rights, Kenya )

Judy
- 112 days ago - avaaz.org
16 year old Liz was walking home from her grandfather's funeral when she was ambushed by six men who took turns raping her and then threw her unconscious body down a 6-meter toilet pit. Their punishment? Police had them mow their station lawn
Please Sign: Tell States to Change So-Called Fetal Protection Laws That Imprison Pregnant Women
Society & Culture  (tags: women, pregnant women, prenatal protection laws, rights violations, imprisonment of pregnant women, human rights, women's rights, Wisconsisn, South Dakota, Minnesota, Oklahoma )

Susan
- 173 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Alicia Beltran of Jackson Wisconsin wanted to do what's best for her unborn child. But that goal got her arrested. During a prenatal visit she told her doctor about a past addiction she'd overcome. Even though her tests were good, she was punished anyway.
Dr. Qanta Ahmed on the Situation of Women in Saudi Arabia: Study Found Mentally Retarded Women Used as Baby Factory   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, mentally retarded women, baby factories, abuse, women's rights )

Beth
- 185 days ago - youtube.com
The human slave, who cannot drive, who cannot travel without male permission, who cannot even shop for groceries without a male guardian. Women who have no male relative have extremely difficult circumstances. Any male, even a small 4 year old, has
MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR GIRLS : Taliban Shooting Survivor Speaks in 'I Am Malala'
Society & Culture  (tags: humanrights, women's rights, Malalla, right to education for girls, education, culture, child, children, society, safety, world, violence, politics, goodnews, GoodNews, ethics, news, women, rights )

Cal
- 191 days ago - abcnews.go.com
A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies.Today she's the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist
Meet the Iranian Graduate Student Who Is Obviously Too Sexy to Serve on Any City Council
Society & Culture  (tags: women, society, culture, ethics, iran, women's rights, family, government, freedoms, world, rights, news )

Cal
- 243 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A woman who won a spot a seat on a city council in Iran has been disqualified from serving because she is just too hot.
Want More Gender Equality At Work? Go To An Emerging Market
Society & Culture  (tags: women's rights, freedoms, labor, equal pay for equal work, society, politics, culture, americans, government, rights, women, news, world, world )

Cal
- 360 days ago - npr.org
For the past decade more American women than men have earned undergraduate and Master's degrees; and in the past three years, they've outpaced men at the doctoral level, too.
Horror in Paradise - TAKE ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: Women's rights, Maldives, rape, sex abuse, victims, public flogging, Sharia, children, violence )

Angelika
- 393 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
It's hard to believe, but a 15-year-old rape survivor in the Maldives has been sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public! Let's put an end to this lunacy by hitting the government where it hurts: the tourism industry.
Law Banning Violence Against Women Violates Sharia
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, Sharia, Wife Beating, women's rights, human rights, Islamic violence )

Beth
- 399 days ago - dw.de
For supporters of Sharia law, physical abuse should not be considered an act of violence against women, Masooda Karochi said. Opponents of the decree say it contradicts Sharia - the moral code and religious law of Islam.
About International Womens Day--Today--March 8
Society & Culture  (tags: women's rights, freedoms, labor, equal pay for equal work, society, politics, culture, americans, government, rights, women, protection against abuse, International Womens Day, equal rights, news )

Cal
- 405 days ago - internationalwomensday.com
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies
Find the Truth Behind the Brands -TAKE ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: Oxfam, brands, cocoa, women's rights, equality, MARS, , Mondelez )

Angelika
- 414 days ago - behindthebrands.org
Oxfam's GROW campaign is kicking off a new initiative, Behind the Brands, to rank the policies of these big companies on important issues like transparency, equality for women, treatment of farmers, land, clean water, sustainability and climate change.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Demand Equal Pay Rights for Women in the Workforce
Society & Culture  (tags: women's rights, freedoms, labor, equal pay for equal work, society, politics, culture, americans, government, rights, women, news )

Cal
- 433 days ago - forcechange.com
Give women the opportunity for equal pay by allowing wage inquiry and limiting employer retaliation
Hamas Police Attack Women Gathering With Sticks
Society & Culture  (tags: Hamas violence against Palestinian women, women's rights, human rights, activists )

Beth
- 521 days ago - article.wn.com
Ramallah: Hamas police violently attacked a group of women who were peacefully protesting on Tuesday in front of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza. The women were calling for Palestinian reconciliation and sent a request to protest to Hamas whi
OUTRAGEOUS! PAKISTAN--Hindu Girls Targeted in Coerced Conversions
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, religion, politics, crime, women, women's rights, religious warfare, safety, news, family, ethics, culture, children, corruption, violence, rights, law )

Cal
- 748 days ago - ipsnews.net
Hindus are just over one percent of the population of Pakistan of 180 million. The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has noted a worrisome increase in kidnappings of Hindu girls who are then coerced to embrace Islam.
 

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