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One-in-3 Women Experience Violence Worldwide: Help Make It None-in-3! ACTION
World  (tags: humanrights, violence, freedoms, crime, women, girls, VAWA )

Nancy
- 284 days ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org
The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) would coordinate and improve existing U.S. foreign assistance efforts to stop this global crisis.
Why Isn't A Possible Lynching in NC National News? ACTION
World  (tags: Lennon Lacy, North Carolina, lynching?, crime, society, children, family, human rights, federal investigation needed )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - dailykos.com
On August 29, the body of 17 year old Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a children's swing set in 'a predominantly white' mobile home park in rural Bladenboro, North Carolina (population 1,750). Lennon Lacy was African American.
Demand Transparency at Sexual Assault Crimes Panel ACTION US
World  (tags: cover-up, sexual assault in military, usa, military, humanrights, crime )

Nancy
- 296 days ago - secure3.convio.net
While the panel provides transcripts of the meetings, the public is kept out of the process. A series of scandals, one which led to the retirement of the head of the military's Sexual Assault Prevention Office, have shaken the public's confidence in the-
Nigeria Allegedly Had Four Hour Warning Before School Girls Were Kidnapped
World  (tags: humanrights, Nigeria, school girls, crime, Boko Haram, kidnapping )

Nancy
- 200 days ago - inquisitr.com
Amnesty International is now saying that two senior officials in Nigeria's armed forces have confirmed the military's being aware of the planned attack ...reports are now stating that there may be a peace negotiation in the works that could bring the...
A Lesbian Sentenced to Death ACTION
World  (tags: family, humanrights, Nigeria, UK, discrimination, crime, murder )

Nancy
- 223 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.
Why Do Conservatives Hate Pope Francis So Much? Just Read These 20 Quotes
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, conflict, corruption, crime, ethics, freedoms, government, Pope Francics )

Kit
- 347 days ago - addictinginfo.org
Since becoming the newest pontiff on March 13, 2013, Pope Francis has had a lot to say. His words are literally moving the Catholic Church from what has been a right-wing dominated institution toward a more liberal one.
OUTRAGEOUS! The Bodies of Nearly 800 Babies Have Been Found Buried at a Former Home for Unwed Mothers in Ireland
World  (tags: world, death, children, society, violence, outrageous, ethics, crime )

Cal
- 175 days ago - globalpost.com
The children were likely buried in secret in a concrete tank alongside the St. Mary's Mother and Baby Home, which was run by nuns in Tuam, Galway for a period of 36 years. The home closed in 1961.
Stop the Poaching of South African Rhinos - Force Change
World  (tags: Wild Animals, Rhinos, Poaching, Crime, Suffering, Death, Extinction, Humans, Ethics, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 289 days ago - forcechange.com
If something is not done soon to curb the rampant poaching of the rhinoceros, then extinction is inevitable. Government complicity, poverty, and nefarious organized crime interests (mostly from Asian countries eg Vietnam) all fuel the poaching trade.
Peru: MáXima Vs. the U.S. Mining Conglomerate ACTION
World  (tags: Yanacocha, corporate corruption, human rights, violence, money, crime )

Nancy
- 82 days ago - rainforest-rescue.org
On the 5th of August, Acuña was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison on a charge of squatting and ordered to pay the equivalent of $2,000 in damages to Yanacocha. The court also ordered the eviction of her family with immediate effect.
Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Don't Lower Minimum Marriage Age for Girls - ForceChange ~ PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: women's rights, crime, human rights, children, ethics, violence, terrorism, politics, freedoms )

Beverly
- 41 days ago - forcechange.com
You can protect women and girls from discriminatory and sexist laws by speaking up. Tell Prime Minister Hasina to protect all females from child marriage so they are free from the tragedies of complicated childbirth and forced marriage.
Tools of Torture: Sale Must End Now! ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
World  (tags: Human Rights, EU, torture, torture tools, Amnesty International, violence, society, government, ethics, crime, death, freedoms, world )

CarrieSIC
- 14 days ago - amnesty.org.uk
Sign our petition to the EU:Thumb screws, spiked batons, leg irons and neck shackles. These instruments of torture aren't just confined to the history books - they're being used every day in torture chambers, police stations, military barracks and...
Why Are the Cities of the World Deciding to Bail Out of Hosting the Olympics?
World  (tags: Olympics, public funds, Brazil 2014 World Cup, Sports mega events, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', corruption, crime, europe, ethics, government, HumanRights, news, politics, society, violence, world )

Betsy
- 168 days ago - money.cnn.com
The process of awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics is in disarray after two leading contenders pulled out amid growing concern over cost overruns, the use of public funds and corruption. Krakow and Stockholm bow out moved by popular choice.
Somalia: Women Shouldn't Live in Fear of Rape
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, conflict, corruption, crime, freedoms, politics, rape, Somalia )

Kit
- 285 days ago - hrw.org
New Cabinet Should Implement 5-Point Plan To Curtail Sexual Violence
Malaysian Plane Downing: Will It Change Course of Ukraine Conflict?
World  (tags: world, politics, conflict in Ukraine, tragic plane crash, crime, violence, news, war, interesting )

Cal
- 130 days ago - csmonitor.com
The downing of a Malaysian passenger plane by a suface-to-air missile over rebel-held Ukraine would seem to be a game-changer in the conflict. But security analysts hold out little expectation that will be the case
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help End The Sinai Slave Trade
World  (tags: world, humanrights, human trafficking, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', politics, middle-east, africa, crime )

Cal
- 284 days ago - avaaz.org
Thousands of East Africans have been abducted by criminal trafficking rings, and tortured in Egypt's Sinai until their desperate families pay huge ransoms for their freedom. Every hour these men, women and children are in captivity is an hour too long
 

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