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Please Sign: Tell MA Hospital and Child Services to Release 15-Year-Old Held Without Parent Consent
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, children, treatment, Justina Pelletier, DCF Massachusetts, Boston Children's Hospital, misdiagnosis, Mitochondrial disease, Child Services overstepping authority, second opinion, patient rights, family rights, human rights )

- 2054 days ago -
Fifteen-year old Justina Pelletier has been held hostage by Boston Children's Hospital for over nine months. Although Justina suffers from a rare physical condition, BCH doctors want her treated for mental illness.
Please Sign: Demand Justice for SC Boy Given Genital Surgery By State
Health & Wellness  (tags: Child Sex Reassignment, South Carolina Dept of Social Services, human rights, child mutilation, State of South Carolina, M.C. forced sex surgery, Southern Poverty Law Center, sexual orientationhumans, children, babies )

- 2247 days ago -
South Carolina state agents forced sexual-reassignment surgery on a toddler born with male and female sex organs - long before the child had a chance to decide his sex for himself. Even worse, they botched the surgery and chose the wrong sex.
Why Are People With Health Insurance Going Bankrupt? .   video
Health & Wellness  (tags: Dr Margaret Flowers, Kevin Zeese, Obama Care, Affordable Health Care Act, Human Rights, bankruptcies, health insurance )

- 2258 days ago -
Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese: Obama care, Affordable Care Act, will not put an end to medical bankruptcies - 80% of people going bankrupt due to healthcare costs had insurance.
Petition Against Australia's 'Healthy Kids Check', Screening 3 Year Olds for 'Mental Illness'PLEASE SIGN
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, drugs, ethics, government, health, human rights, news, warning )

- 2577 days ago -
Please sign this petition protesting the testing of normal 3 year old kids for "mental illnesses" for normal behaviours such as temper tantrums, sleeping with the light on, anxiety, shyness & unwillingness to sleep in their own bed, etc. Let kids be kids
Save Girls From Female Genital Cutting: TAKE ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: PETITION, action, FGM, ablation, infibulation, violence against girls, women violence, human rights, human rights. health, "publico instrumento de ablacion" )

- 3080 days ago -
Female genital cutting includes several different forms of cutting practiced for hundreds of years. Infibulation, the most severe, involves cutting some or all of the external genitalia, leaving only a very small opening for urination and menstruation.
Up to 60% of Water Wells in Developing World Don't Work (Video)
Health & Wellness  (tags: Clean Water, Human Rights )

- 3183 days ago -
As many as 60% of the wells installed in Africa to deliver clean water may be broken or dysfunctional. After the wells are built, the celebration ceremonies held, and the corporate donors satisfied, too often the wells get neglected and fall into...
Understanding the Right to Water Firsthand ! Take Action !
Health & Wellness  (tags: Canada, health, healthcare, illness, water, H2O, human, human rights, advocate, advocates, advocacy, take action, dehydration, Africa )

- 3232 days ago -
The Canadian government is reluctant to recognize water as a human right. But, miles from Parliament Hill, we met Canadians who saw its vitality. [Take Action link @ bottom of story]
Beetle-Inspired Dew Bank Concept Draws Water From Desert Air
Health & Wellness  (tags: Drinking Water, Human Rights )

- 3295 days ago -
Finding water where there isn't any is inspiration for a whole range of water-gathering concept designs. But it seems one of the best places to start for coming up with a winning concept is to mimic the plants and animals that can survive desert...
Health & Wellness  (tags: animal, cruelty, human rights, compassion, fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, treatment, society, illness, Body-Mind-Spirit, ethics )

- 3307 days ago -
Caring too much can hurt. When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care, destructive behaviors can surface.While the effects of Compassion Fatigue can cause pain and suffering, learning to recognize and manage its symptoms is the first step
British MPs Accuse US Military of Human Rights Atrocity Over Use of Toxic DU Munitions in Fallujah
Health & Wellness  (tags: Iraq, health crisis, atrocity, human rights, humanitarian crisis, US military, depleted uranium weapons, toxic, Iraqi city, Fallujah, rise in birth defects, Iraqi medical staff, environmental issues, Freedom of Info requests, how much DU? )

- 3336 days ago -
Sign of growing disquiet, response to SkyNews/Guardian reports of humanitarian/health crisis in Iraqi city Fallujah, UK reps've submitted parliamentary motion accusing US military. News outlets worldwide picked up BBCWorldAffairsEditor's report- details..
The Chhaupadi System of Nepal and International Womens Day
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, health, humans, human rights, women's rights )

- 3406 days ago -
The question is not if equal rights bring progress, but how to transform the entrenched myths which stop a human being from accessing rights first?
UK: Violence and Abuse Rife in Food Factories
Health & Wellness  (tags: Human Rights, exploitation, mistreatment, inquiry, interesting )

- 3409 days ago -
Thousands of workers in Britain's lucrative food industry are being subjected to widespread mistreatment and exploitation, including physical and verbal abuse and degrading working conditions
Call to Protect Human Rights During HIV Testing Drive (Kenya)
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, Human Rights, HIV testing, Kenya, national drive, government, counseling, stigma )

- 3482 days ago -
An internatioal rights group has called on the Kenyan government to ensure that human rights are protected during the country's national door-to-door voluntary HIV testing and counselling drive which began February 2009.
URGENT ACTIVIST APPEAL! Please Help Save a Child Today!
Health & Wellness  (tags: FGM, girls, children, women, abuse, mutilation, human rights, torture, death, ethics, humans, risks, safety )

- 3503 days ago -
Please sign, copy and paste the letter below and email to the listed addresses. Please share far and wide. Also if you can think of other agencies or people who might be able to give assistance with this URGENT CAMPAIGN, please list them here.
World AIDS Day: Punitive Laws Threaten HIV Progress
Health & Wellness  (tags: AIDS Day, prevention, Human Rights, universal access, 1st Dec, law, sex workers, global )

- 3513 days ago -
HIV prevention efforts - and the promise of antiretroviral therapy as prevention - are being undermined by punitive laws targeting those infected with and at risk of HIV, Human Rights Watch said today on the eve of World AIDS Day.

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