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A Lesbian Sentenced to Death ACTION
World  (tags: family, humanrights, Nigeria, UK, discrimination, crime, murder )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - allout.org
May has the power - and the responsibility - to stop the Home Office from deporting Aderonke until they can be sure everyone's being treated fairly and humanely.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Starvation in South Sudan
World  (tags: world, politics, HUNGER, SOUTH SUDAN, South Sudan, violence, society, humanrights, conflict, africa, ethics )

Cal
- 5 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
South Sudan is facing a hunger crisis if the world does not act now. Due to a savage war that has displaced hundreds of thousands, food security in South Sudan is teetering on the verge.
U.S. Urged to Push World Bank on Human Rights Safeguards
World  (tags: world, politics, usa, Refugees&Relief, loans, World Bank, humanrights, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, government, ethics )

Cal
- 7 days ago - ipsnews.net
Rights advocates and community leaders, together with some U.S. lawmakers, are urging the United States to take a more robust role in pushing the World Bank to explicitly incorporate human rights into policies that dictate how and when the bank can engage
Iraq: Don't Legalise Forced Child Marriage - SIGN PLEASE !
World  (tags: Iraq, forced child marriage, law, humanrights, society, children, sexual slavery )

Angelika
- 8 days ago - walkfree.org
Any minute now, the Iraqi Council of Representatives will vote on legalising forced child marriage. We must act urgently -- tell them to vote "no" to the Jaafari Personal Status Law now.
Boycott Tourism to the Andaman Islands ACTION
World  (tags: humanrights, Jarawa Tribe, indigenous rights, Andaman Islands )

Nancy
- 14 days ago - survivalinternational.org
Every day hundreds of tourists travel along the Andaman Trunk road in the hope of 'spotting' members of the Jarawa tribe - treating the Jarawa like animals in a safari park.
Creating a Weapons-Free Zone
World  (tags: South Sudan, humanrights, violence, peace, weapons-free, conflict )

Nancy
- 19 days ago - nonviolentpeaceforce.org
Violent conflict is uncoiling around South Sudan. The political struggle at the heart of the civil war has torn open seams of ethnic divide and created a condition whereby localized conflicts are escalating.
Turkey Downs Syria Military Jet 'in Airspace Violation'
World  (tags: conflict, governments, humanrights, middle-east, politics, Syria, Turkey, media, society, violence )

Kit
- 28 days ago - bbc.com
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says its armed forces have shot down a Syrian military jet which had violated its airspace.
Turkey's Restrictions on Press Freedoms Just Got Tighter
World  (tags: humanrights, politics, freedoms, Turkey, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, middle-east )

Cal
- 31 days ago - globalpost.com
A new law targeting independent and social media can now make dissent disappear so discreetly that users may not even notice.
In Saudi Arabia, Indonesian Maids Are on Death Row for Sorcery
World  (tags: humanrights, world, Saudi Arabia, women's rights, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 33 days ago - globalpost.com
But after one maid's decapitation, Indonesia has finally won some rights for these slave-like workers.
End Abuse of Mental Health Patients in Ghana Posted By Justin Wilder
World  (tags: abuse, humanrights, Mental health, action alert )

Rose
- 34 days ago - forcechange.com
rget: President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama Goal: End the horrific abuses committed against those with mental health disabilities
Crimean Tatars Fear a Future Under Russia
World  (tags: Crimea, Russia, Tatars, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government, violence, society, politics, humanrights, interesting, world )

Cal
- 38 days ago - globalpost.com
Marginalized during centuries of Russian rule, Crimea's indigenous ethnic group is sounding alarm bells about Moscow's intentions.
Syria's Unknown Victims: The Thousands Missing or Dead in Regime Custody
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, Syria, Refugees&Relief, humanrights, government, death, middle-east, war )

Cal
- 40 days ago - theguardian.com
Among the more than 100,000 dead in the three years since the Syrian civil war began are at least 11,000 disappeared into the Assad regime's custody. But the true number may be much higher,
Act Now For Afghan Women's Rights ACTION
World  (tags: women, culture, Cameron, humanrights, Afghanistan, violence, world )

Nancy
- 42 days ago - amnesty.org.uk
A backlash against high-profile women has already begun. Call on David Cameron to take a lead on supporting and protecting women's right in Afghanistan.
The Disturbing Truth About Forced Child Weddings Around The World ACTION
World  (tags: children, girls, future women, family, culture, humanrights, freedoms, abuse )

Nancy
- 42 days ago - takepart.com
"They have very high hopes for the future. They dream of being doctors. They dream of being pilots," said Agnes Odhiambo, a researcher at HRW's Women's Rights Division, "but the environment in which they live in does not always enable those dreams to come
MARCH 8--INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014: Women Still Walk Two Steps Behind in Arab World
World  (tags: world, politics, womens rights, Arab World, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, government, freedoms )

Cal
- 44 days ago - ipsnews.net
In much of the Arab world, women's participation in the labour force is the lowest in the world, according to the United Nations, while women in politics are a rare breed both in the Middle East and North Africa.
 

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