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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Godiva: No Child Labor
World  (tags: children, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', CHILD LABOR, child labor, Godiva, politics )

Cal
- 14 hours ago - action.greenamerica.org
Please sign our letter to Godiva and Ülker, and their parent company, Yıldız Holding, asking them to purchase cocoa beans that have been made without child labor.
Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani
World  (tags: world, violence, war, iraq, Turkey, politics, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 2 days ago - npr.org
Turkey says it is assisting Iraqi Kurdish fighters in crossing into Syria to aid their brethren in the embattled city of Kobani, where Kurds have fought a fierce defense action for weeks against besieging Islamic State militants.
Could Iraq's Tribes Provide the Glue That Keeps the Country From Falling Apart?
World  (tags: world, politics, iraq, government, middle-east, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 4 days ago - csmonitor.com
Saddam Hussein tapped Iraq's tribes, which cross geographic and ethnic lines, to bolster his regime. Now some tribesmen are offering to help fend off the self-declared Islamic State.
India's National Gold Medalist Tortured For Being a Witch In Modern Day Witch Hunt
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, freedoms, ethics, europe, HumanRights, news, violence, abuse, culture, freedoms, rights, religion, women )

Niki
- 5 days ago - inquisitr.com
Woman is tied up and viciously beaten after being accused of being a witch in one of many modern day witch hunts targeting women and children.
TAKE ACTION NOW! HELP END MODERN SLAVERY IN THE THAI FISHING INDUSTRY
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', slave labor, Thailand, politics, world, interesting, humanrights, society )

Cal
- 9 days ago - walkfree.org
A six-month investigation by The Guardian has found that the Thai fishing industry is "built on slavery", with trafficked workers enduring 20-hour shifts, regular beatings, torture and execution-style killings.
A Billion Tons of Food Wasted Yearly While Millions Still Go Hungry
World  (tags: world hunger, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', unitednations, Refugees&Relief, society )

Cal
- 11 days ago - ipsnews.net
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 1.3 billion tonnes of food go to waste globally every year. Meanwhile, 805 million of the world's people are still experiencing chronic undernourishment or hunger
UN Envoy Calls on Turkey to Prevent Srebrenica-Style Massacre in Kobani
World  (tags: world, politics, humanrights, middle-east, Turkey, Kobani, kurds, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, death, violence, society, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 12 days ago - globalpost.com
While much of the population has already fled the Islamic State offensive, 500-700 mostly elderly people are still sheltering in Kobani.
In Turkey, Kurdish Anger, Fear Grow as Militants Advance in Syria
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, Kurds, Turkey, Syria, ISSI, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', violence, society, news, government )

Cal
- 13 days ago - latimes.com
In Turkey, the fate of Kobani has sparked waves of protests among ethnic Kurds, a substantial minority in the country. Many Kurds accuse the government in Ankara of collusion with Islamic State...
Malala, Satyarthi Win Nobel Peace Prize
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, children, education, world, society, politics )

Cal
- 13 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work for children's rights.
Tell World Leaders to Act Now on Ebola ~ PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: death, disease, ethics, illness, health, medicine, prevention, protection, treatment, politics, world, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Beverly
- 14 days ago - one.org
Add your name and urge world leaders to step up and act on Ebola now.
Over 200 Girls Are Missing in Nigeria - Please RESCUE THEM! ~ PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, crime, ethics, government, world, women, violence )

Beverly
- 14 days ago - change.org
In Nigeria, over 200 girls were recently abducted from their boarding school and are reported to be eventually sold as brides for $ 12 each. This petition calls on all World Leaders and enabled parties to rescue them.
Captured By the Islamic State, These Two Teenagers Went Through Hell. Then They Ran
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', violence, world, middle-east, ISI< )

Cal
- 17 days ago - globalpost.com
Sara and Leila both survived the mass capture of Yazidi women and children in Iraq last month. These are their stories.
Take the Girl Like Me/Boy Like Me Pledge ~ PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: women, girls, women's rights, violence, world, society, terrorism, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, freedoms, crime, death, politics )

Beverly
- 17 days ago - action.womenthrive.org
Take the pledge to help girls break free of poverty, violence, and inequality and show the world what YOU stand for.
Take the Pledge for Working Women ~ PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: women, women's rights, world, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, freedoms, society )

Beverly
- 17 days ago - action.womenthrive.org
I will stand with working women around the globe who do not want a handout but a hand up.
Take Action to End Trafficking: Strengthen the Child Welfare Response ~ PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, children, crime, government, politics, terrorism, violence )

Beverly
- 18 days ago - thehungersite.greatergood.com
Passing this legislation would be an important step toward creating the safety net we need to end child trafficking in the U.S.
 

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