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

Cal
- 28 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
- 30 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
- 31 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
- 34 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
- 36 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
- 39 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
- 39 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
- 40 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.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Ethnic Cleansing in the Central African Republic
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, society, africa, ethnic cleansing, news, humanrights )

Cal
- 40 days ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org
Right now, Anti-balaka militias are carrying out violent attacks in an effort to ethnically cleanse Muslims in the Central African Republic.
Sex Trafficking Victims Escaping Captivity
World  (tags: humanrights, usa, violence, freedoms, sex trafficking victims speak out )

Rose
- 41 days ago - click2houston.com
Video of sex trafficking victims speak out
TAKE ACTION NOW! European Union, Catherine Ashton, Herman Van Rompuy: Act on Ukraine. Immediately!
World  (tags: world, politics, news, invasion of Ukraine, russia, humanrights, conflict, violence, war )

Cal
- 45 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
We, the citizens of European Union and the closest neighbours of the Russian Federation request immediate EU foreign policy makers consultations on the situation in Ukraine.
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
- 47 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 .
What Is So Dangerous About Crimea?
World  (tags: Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, politics, diplomacy, world, politics, humanrights, violence, society )

Cal
- 48 days ago - canadaka.net
Armed men have raised flags over government buildings declaring "Crimea is Russia", while separatist and pro-Ukrainian groups have clashed with each other in the streets.
Release Khenpo Kartse ACTION
World  (tags: Khenpo Kartse, Tibet, humanrights, Chamdo, freedoms )

Nancy
- 49 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...
HELP STOP UGANDA'S ANTI-GAY LAW - SIGN PLEASE !
World  (tags: Uganda, Anti -homosexuality-bill, law, LGBT, discrimination, imprisonment, humanrights, equality, inequality, eveangelists, extremists, Afrika )

Angelika
- 50 days ago - allout.org
We call you to do everything within your power to stop the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" from becoming law, prevent it from being used, and protect all Ugandans from violence, arrests, and discrimination. We got near 250,000 sigs-can we reach 1 Mio in days ?
 

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