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Turkey's Restrictions on Press Freedoms Just Got Tighter
World  (tags: humanrights, politics, freedoms, Turkey, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, middle-east )

Cal
- 35 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.
Iraqi Women, Secularists Protest Law That Would Allow Marriage Of 9-Year-Old Girls
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, conflict, corruption, crime, Education, ethics, freedoms, government, iraq, politics, society, Womens Rights )

Kit
- 39 days ago - opposingviews.com
Dozens of women gathered in Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday to protest a proposed law that would allow girls in the country to be married off at just nine years old
The Jews Who Fought for Hitler: 'We Did Not Help the Germans. We Had a Common Enemy'
World  (tags: violence, war, WWII, loyalty, unusual, Jews, Finland, Russia, Germany, Nazis, humans, interesting, society, world, freedoms, government, ethics, europe, politics )

Carrie
- 45 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
They fought alongside them, healed them, and often befriended them. But how do Finland's Jews feel today about their uneasy - and little mentioned - alliance with the Nazis?
The Disturbing Truth About Forced Child Weddings Around The World ACTION
World  (tags: children, girls, future women, family, culture, humanrights, freedoms, abuse )

Nancy
- 46 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
Crimea: Paramilitaries Shown With Gun to Journalist's Head (TEXT and 3 VIDEOS)
World  (tags: world, Crimea, Russia, violence, rights, freedoms, journalists, paramilitary, ethics, society, politics )

Carrie
- 47 days ago - channel4.com
CCTV footage has been released showing the moment a masked paramilitary holds a gun to the head of a Bulgarian journalist. The shocking scenes played out on the streets of Simferopol, near the parliament building, after a camera crew was told to stop...
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
- 47 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.
Sex Trafficking Victims Escaping Captivity
World  (tags: humanrights, usa, violence, freedoms, sex trafficking victims speak out )

Rose
- 49 days ago - click2houston.com
Video of sex trafficking victims speak out
2 Chinese Grabbed for Human Trafficking
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, freedoms, Human Trafficking )

Rose
- 49 days ago - citifmonline.com
The Anti-Human Trafficking Department of the Ghana Police Service arrested two Chinese for trafficking six Vietnamese into Ghana for prostitution.
Why Much Of What You'Ve Read About Ukraine Isn't Quite Right, As Explained By Ukrainians
World  (tags: Ukraine, Russia, people, politics, freedoms, rights, government, violence, conflict, ethics )

Carrie
- 49 days ago - thinkprogress.org
With all of the speculation regarding Russia's motives and endless posturing over what's in Ukraine's best interest, the perspectives of those that matter most, actual Ukrainians, seem to get lost along the way.
Iranian Women Push To Tighten Gender Gap
World  (tags: Iranian women, women's rights, activism, world, politics, news, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government, freedoms )

Cal
- 50 days ago - npr.org
On a recent afternoon in north Tehran two professional women huddle with an adviser to the Ministry of Mines and Trade. They are building a strategy for promoting jobs for women in government and the private sector.
Obama Admin. Allows Virulent Anti-Gay Muslim Leader Into US for Money Raising Tour
World  (tags: USA, Obama Administration, Visa, State Dept.- Syria, Sheikh Mohammad Rateb al-Nabulsi, homophobia, hate, murder, killing, Islam, Sharia Law, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', death, freedoms, middle-east, violence, war, terrorism )

Rob and J
- 52 days ago - nypost.com
Sheikh al-Nabulsi has publicly endorsed killing of gay people, holy war against Westerners and Jews as well as suicide bombings against Israel, America's only democratic ally in the region. All things that should have denied him a visa to enter the US.
Syria: Islamists Force Christians to Submit to Islam or Die, According to Quranic Law
World  (tags: Syria, Islamists, Qur'an, Jizya, Christians, Churches, Intolerance, humanrights, conflict, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', middle-east, politics, terrorism, violence, death, freedoms )

Rob and J
- 54 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Christians were given three options: convert to Islam; remain Christian but pledge submission to Islam; or "face the sword." They opted for the second of those choices, known as dhimmitude & pay non-Muslim tax, remove crosses & no public worship etc .
U.S. Has Little Leverage To Stop Political Violence In Venezuela
World  (tags: Venuela, political violence, violence, politics, world, society, news, usa, government, freedoms, media )

Cal
- 56 days ago - npr.org
The escalating political crisis in Venezuela has set off alarms in Washington. But there's little the U.S. has been able to do, aside from criticize the jailing of opposition figures or the rising death toll
Release Khenpo Kartse ACTION
World  (tags: Khenpo Kartse, Tibet, humanrights, Chamdo, freedoms )

Nancy
- 57 days ago - secure3.convio.net
On December 6, 2013, Chinese authorities arrested a highly respected Buddhist abbot, Khenpo Kartse, for allegedly "endangering state security." Khenpo is well known in the community for promoting unity, language rights and culture amongst the Tibetan...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Help Poor Women and Children Unlock Their Potential
World  (tags: world, education, information, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, freedoms, news, society )

Cal
- 62 days ago - change.org
Grameen Foundation believes that all of us - even the poorest citizens of our world - can reach our full potential if given access to the right information and resources. Do you agree?
 

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