Change.org, Roma activist from Hungary who fled to Canada

Three years ago, I met Jozsef and Timea, a brave young couple who fled Hungary after being persecuted for being ethnically Roma and for standing up for the rights of their people. They were relieved to be here, and we had an instant connection as my family also fled Hungary as refugees when I was their daughter's age. My friend Jozsef Pusuma is a Roma activist from Hungary who fled to Canada with his family after receiving death threats. Now the Canadian government says they … [Read more...]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu asks “Will you sign my petition?‏”

MESSAGE from our esteemed Archbishop Desmond Tutu "You may not know his name, but my friend Liu Xiaobo is a global icon for freedom. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights. Today, this hero remains in jail, as China's most famous political prisoner. Xiaobo is serving an 11-year term for his activism demanding that the Chinese government make his country more democratic and make its courts more independent. His … [Read more...]

Avaaz – STOP `Corrective Rape`: TAKE ACTION!

‘Corrective rape’, the vicious practice of raping lesbians to ‘cure’ their sexuality, is becoming a crisis in South Africa. But brave activists are calling on the world to help stop these heinous Hate Crimes -- and finally the government is beginning to respond. Let's support them. Sign the petition and send it to friends! Millicent Gaika was bound, strangled, tortured and raped for five hours by a man who crowed that he was ‘curing’ her of her lesbianism. She barely survived, but she is … [Read more...]

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