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China's Reach Over Fleeing Dissidents Is Expanding Worldwide
World  (tags: world, society, politics, repression, human rights, china )

- 6 days ago -
Flee China if you dare. But know that, even in foreign lands, your criticism of the Communist Party may be punished if Chinese agents find you and spirit you back to the mainland.
PETITION - Free 15 Youth Activists Detained for Peaceful Meeting
World  (tags: Angola, youth activists, Human Rights, peaceful meeting, discussion of issues, arrestment of activists, release, politics, conflict )

- 11 days ago -
Fifteen male youth activists are on trial for "rebellion" and "plotting against the president" in Angola, a country in Africa. They were arrested after attending a peaceful meeting in Luanda to discuss "politics and governance concerns," Amnesty...
PETITION - Do Not Jail Iranian Filmmaker
World  (tags: imprisonment, wrong treatment, fair opportunities, release, human rights, fairness, conflict, freedoms, politics )

- 13 days ago -
Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi has been arrested and sentenced to six years in prison and 223 lashes for a number of charges. His trial has not allowed him a fair opportunity to address the accusations against him, and the charges have been...
PETITION - Applaud Zimbabwe for Outlawing Child Marriages
World  (tags: child marriages, outlawing, sexual violence, girls' rights, childbirth, freedoms, Human Rights, ethics )

- 21 days ago -
Nearly a third of girls in Zimbabwe marry before the age of 18, which puts them at risk of becoming victims of sexual violence, raises the likelihood of severe or even mortal injury during childbirth, and contributes to women's lack of education...
World  (tags: Human Rights, violence, racism, discrimination, humanitarian crisis, ethics, Prevention of Cruelty, freedoms, protection, politics )

- 22 days ago -
children who see mothers dying, journalists who are arrested for exercising their profession, judges who are arrested because they are not according to the president, peace protesters are murdered.
Israel Cuts Gas Supplies To The Gaza Strip In Midst Of Winter
World  (tags: Human Rights, middle-east, israel, palestine, Gaza, gas supplies, winter, cut, cruelty, calculated )

- 26 days ago -
Every year, the Israeli occupation cuts cooking gas supplies for Gaza residents during the most extreme cold waves, which tend to begin at the end of December. Meanwhile, they exploit gas off-shore in Palestinian waters ...
PETITION - Act Now: Help Empower Millions of Youth Trapped in Violent Conflict
World  (tags: violence, conflicts, war, encouragement, children, young people, empowerment, education, Human Rights, prevention, protection, politics )

- 31 days ago -
The film Beasts of No Nation illuminates the plight of millions of young people - from Africa to the Middle East to Latin America - caught in the crossfire of violent conflict. UNICEF estimates that around the world as many as 15 million children are...
The Faces of Madaya, Kefraya and Foah
World  (tags: civil war, Human Rights, Madaya, relief supplies, seige, starvation, Syria, Terrorism, United Nations, World )

- 31 days ago -
Starvation is being used by all sides as a tool of war and is being investigated as a war crime by the United Nations.
World  (tags: war in Syria, conflict, violence, terrorism, destroyed villages, Humanitarian Aid, funding needed, help needed now, ethics, Human Rights )

- 35 days ago -
As the brutal civil war continues into its sixth year, the people of Syria are ever-more desperate for a safe home. They long to raise their families in a secure and nurturing environment, free of the daily horrors of life under attack.
World  (tags: Saudi Arabia, human rights, sanctions, petitions )

- 37 days ago -
We, the undersigned, call on United States Secretary of State John Kerry to immediately impose sanctions against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to their systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedoms.
PETITION - How President Obama Can Help Rape Victims in Conflict Zones
World  (tags: republicans, access to abortion, rape victims, ethics, conflict, responsibility, Human Rights, Personal Freedoms, politics )

- 37 days ago -
Republicans in Congress who want to deny women access to abortion often use their financial power to impose abortion funding restrictions on federal spending. The Helms Amendment bans U.S. foreign aid from being spent on abortion "as a means...
Tell Canada to Cancel Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia
World  (tags: Canada, Saudi Arabia, human rights, deals, trade, arms, petitions )

- 38 days ago -
The Canadian government is proceeding with a controversial $15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia even as it publicly condemns Riyadh for a mass execution of 47 people, including a dissident Shia Muslim cleric.
PETITION - Drop Charges Against Threatened Activist
World  (tags: threatening, activism, charges, free speech, right to protest, human rights, release, politics )

- 44 days ago -
A longtime political activist has been jailed for posts she made on social media. The charges against her have been preceded by a string of arrests for similar "offenses" and by alleged persecution and threats. Sign the petition and demand that Russia..
Avraham Burg: I'M An Israeli Leftist and I'M Not Afraid
World  (tags: israel, middle-east, palestine, Avraham Burg, extremists, right wing, settlers, human beings, Human Rights )

- 45 days ago -
"I believe human beings, I want peace and detest wars. I can't stand armies although I realize there is no choice, but being a policeman who protects bullies and settlers âEUR" forget it." "Despair is their lot - ours is hope. "
Christmas in Palestine   video
World  (tags: Christmas origins, Christmas, video, Palestine, Christmas in Palestine, human rights, children, end the occupation of Palestine, freedoms, news, middle-east, children )

- 50 days ago -
We all know what Christmas is about and how it should be celebrated, but do you know how they celebrate it in the place where it all started?

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