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TAKE ACTION NOW! Help End Violence Against Women and Girls
World  (tags: violence, society, women's rights, protections, law, laws, news, humanrights, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', world, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 57 days ago - rescue.org
An estimated 1 billion--or 1 in 3--women globally will be beaten, raped, mutilated or abused during their lifetimes. With women suffering grave threats in CAR and around the world, we must act to ensure they receive support and have a voice in their country
It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?
World  (tags: activists, world, politics, society, women's rights, women's rightshumans, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 70 days ago - npr.org
Their voices are part of a chorus of more than 500 girls, ages 10 to 19, from 14 developing countries. They've shared their challenges and dreams with the Girl Declaration, a campaign started last year by the Nike Foundation.
Bangladeshi Girls Seek Equal Opportunity
World  (tags: world, politics, society, women's rights, Bengladesh, humanrights, freedoms, news )

Cal
- 90 days ago - ipsnews.net
Besides the Empowering Adolescents initiative, other grassroots schemes to educate communities on the rights of women include groups that practice interactive popular theatre (IPT), designed to address social issues at a local level.
Women's Political Representation Lagging in India
World  (tags: world, politics, women's rights, India, government )

Cal
- 145 days ago - ipsnews.net
The principle of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian constitution, and the country has also ratified various international conventions and human rights instruments to secure the equal rights of women;
New Zealand: Provide Real Protection for Domestic Violence Victims - PLEASE SIGN!
World  (tags: Domestic Violence, women's rights, children's rights, New Zealand, petition to sign )

Jane
- 151 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
Urgent action is needed to stop domestic violence offenders and provide real protection for victims of domestic violence.Having a protection order should mean immediate help for victims to keep safe, and using the full force of the law to stop offenders.
Egypt's President Sisi Visits Victims of Brutal Sexual Assault - See More at: Http://Egyptianstreets.Com/201 4/06/11/Egypts-Presi
World  (tags: Egypt. Al-Sisi, Tahrir Square violence, sexual-physical assaults, women's rights, violence, brutality, abuses, protections, justice, Media News )

Jess
- 163 days ago - egyptianstreets.com
In a first for Egypt's fight against sexual assault and harassment, Egypt's newly elected President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi visited the victim of the brutal sexual assault captured on video in Tahrir Square.
Allow Women to Choose Whether to Wear a Hijab or Not!
World  (tags: humanrights, women's rights, iran, hijab, free, freedoms )

Adrian
- 184 days ago - yousign.org
Women should have the right to choose what they wear! Allow the women of Iran the freedom to take off their hijabs! Sign and share!
Indian Women Fight Back Against Violence, Oppression
World  (tags: world, politics, society, news, women's rights, India )

Cal
- 191 days ago - greenleft.org.au
A leader of the struggle for women's liberation in India, Kavita Krishnan will be one of the international guest speakers at the 10th national conference of the Socialist Alliance
Support Call for Gender Equality in Iran --- PLEASE SIGN!!
World  (tags: Iran, petition, Force Change, women's rights, Hassan Rouhani, freedoms, HumanRights, gender equality )

Lynn
- 205 days ago - forcechange.com
The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, ... called for a change in mindset for those who believe that women's presence in society is a threat. ... Iran had a 'long way to go' ... to achieve gender equality. ... Iran's laws are draconian in relation to women.
In Saudi Arabia, Indonesian Maids Are on Death Row for Sorcery
World  (tags: humanrights, world, Saudi Arabia, women's rights, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 250 days ago - globalpost.com
But after one maid's decapitation, Indonesia has finally won some rights for these slave-like workers.
TAKE ACTION! Don't Favor Rapists Over Their Victims
World  (tags: Human Rights, women's rights, rape victims )

Dimitris
- 262 days ago - forcechange.com
In Mozambique the article 223 of the Penal Code would constitute one of the most backward and nonsensical pieces of legislation of the twenty-first century. I implore you to ensure that it does not pass.
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
- 263 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.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Let the Afghan Government Silence Women and Girls
World  (tags: humanrights, world, society, violence, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, women's rights, politics, freedoms, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, news )

Cal
- 288 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Afghan Parliament has passed a law that would effectively silence women and girls who are attacked by family members by banning them from testifying against anyone they are related to...no matter how horrible the crime.
Please Sign: Remove India Politician Who Said Women Invite Rape With Clothing and Behavior
World  (tags: India, rape, sexual violence, blaming the victim, Asha Mirje, Indi National Commission for Women, New Delhi, sexual assault, women's rights, violence, crime )

Susan
- 291 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Politician Asha Mirje stunned the world last week by blaming India's rash of sexual violence on women's behavior and dress. So why hasn't Mirje been removed from the National Commission for Women?
Three Cheers for Tunisia's Revolutionary Constitution! ACTION
World  (tags: Tunisia, tunisia politics, constitiution, politics, women's rights, environment, healthcare, humanrights )

Nancy
- 293 days ago - act.watchdog.net
This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document.
 

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