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Call on the Hong Kong Government to Protect Domestic Workers From Bonded Labor
World  (tags: Hong Kong, slavery, human rights, petitions )

Freya
- 18 days ago - walkfree.org
After 8 months of being forced to work with no pay in a Hong Kong family's home, Erwiana's beaten and broken body was dumped at the city's largest airport with a one way ticket home and a frightening threat - tell anyone about what happened and your...
Rwanda Genocide Survivors Lament Syria on Eve of 20th Anniversary
World  (tags: genocide, Rwanda, Syria, ehtnic cleansing, war, world, politics, violence )

Cal
- 17 days ago - macleans.ca
Survivors haunted by the lessons the world has yet to learn from the slaughter of approximately 800,000 ethnic Tutsis
Scotland, Please Don't Go
World  (tags: politics, news, society, Scottish independence from the UK, UK, freedoms, world )

Cal
- 17 days ago - globalpost.com
As Scottish support for independence grows, the English scramble to woo back their northern neighbors.
Boycott Tourism to the Andaman Islands ACTION
World  (tags: humanrights, Jarawa Tribe, indigenous rights, Andaman Islands )

Nancy
- 19 days ago - survivalinternational.org
Every day hundreds of tourists travel along the Andaman Trunk road in the hope of 'spotting' members of the Jarawa tribe - treating the Jarawa like animals in a safari park.
A Lesbian Sentenced to Death ACTION
World  (tags: family, humanrights, Nigeria, UK, discrimination, crime, murder )

Nancy
- 8 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.
Billionaire Wants to Mine the Moon
World  (tags: news )

David
- 18 days ago - cnbc.com
As a child growing up in rural India in the 1960s and 1970s, Naveen Jain would gaze up at the moon and imagine a life beyond his modest surroundings. Today he's still gazing at the moon, but for far different reasons...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Starvation in South Sudan
World  (tags: world, politics, HUNGER, SOUTH SUDAN, South Sudan, violence, society, humanrights, conflict, africa, ethics )

Cal
- 9 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
South Sudan is facing a hunger crisis if the world does not act now. Due to a savage war that has displaced hundreds of thousands, food security in South Sudan is teetering on the verge.
Stop Female Feticide and Bride Buying
World  (tags: war, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Girls, ACTION PLEASE, Bride buying )

Rose
- 7 days ago - forcechange.com
Target: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Goal: Stop female feticide and bride buying In the rural areas of India, many families prefer boys over girls, and this preference has resulted in a staggering number of female feticid
U.S. Urged to Push World Bank on Human Rights Safeguards
World  (tags: world, politics, usa, Refugees&Relief, loans, World Bank, humanrights, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, government, ethics )

Cal
- 11 days ago - ipsnews.net
Rights advocates and community leaders, together with some U.S. lawmakers, are urging the United States to take a more robust role in pushing the World Bank to explicitly incorporate human rights into policies that dictate how and when the bank can engage
World Not Ready for Climate Change, New Report Says
World  (tags: Climate Change, World, UN, IPCC Report, Adaptation, Survival, Human Civilization, Climate Change Impacts, Human Extinction )

Brian
- 19 days ago - richarddawkins.net
"The world is not ready for climate change, which poses a number of serious risks, says the planet's leading body of climate scientists. "
Creating a Weapons-Free Zone
World  (tags: South Sudan, humanrights, violence, peace, weapons-free, conflict )

Nancy
- 23 days ago - nonviolentpeaceforce.org
Violent conflict is uncoiling around South Sudan. The political struggle at the heart of the civil war has torn open seams of ethnic divide and created a condition whereby localized conflicts are escalating.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Iraq: Don't Legalize Forced Child Marriage
World  (tags: children, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', politics, ethics, middle-east, iraq, world, society, news )

Cal
- 8 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Any minute now, the Iraqi Council of Representatives will vote to legalize forced child marriage.
With International Law in the News, Could We Make the US Comply?
World  (tags: International Law, Russia, Crimea Crisis, Ukraine, EU, Sanctions, US, Israel, violations )

Brian
- 31 days ago - truth-out.org
"We want to live in the world in which the U.S. and Israel are held to the same standards of compliance with international law to which the U.S. and Europe are now ostensibly trying to hold Russia."
When Not To Go To School
World  (tags: educating women, India, world, politics, freedoms, children, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Cal
- 4 days ago - ipsnews.net
In large parts of rural India, the absence of separate toilets for growing girls is taking a toll on their education. Many are unable to attend school during their menstrual cycle.
 

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