Syria – no blood for oil‏ , ~ Take Action!

Syria - no blood for oil‏ ,   Syria’s bloody crackdown is fueled by oil revenue from Europe. EU-wide oil sanctions would cripple Syria’s ability to continue the killing.Click here to demand EU leaders impose immediate oil sanctions: For months, Syria's brutal President Assad has paid henchmen to wage war on his own people. Governments across the world have condemned these atrocities, but key European leaders could cut off the cash flow that finances this … [Read more...]

Stop Human Rights Abuses in the Philippines‏, Take Action!

In 2010, Philippines President Benigno Aquino promised to crack down on human rights abuses by the military. Since he took office, however, the abuses have continued. Demand that President Aquino Take Action against human rights violations committed by the military.» President Aquino came into power a year ago. Since then, his military has been linked to the murder of seven activists and the disappearance of three more. Investigations into military-related killings and disappearances often … [Read more...]

Bridget Duru, girlup ..We need 15,000 signatures to stop child marriage!

A Celebration of Women Foundation Inc.,I'm excited to let you know that you are helping make a difference in the fight against child marriage! Since we launched the child marriage petition in April, more than 10,000 membersof the Girl Up community have taken a stand to combat this harmful practice that affects thousands of girls in developing countries every day. Your incredible support shows just how powerful we can be when we unite for girls around the world. But we need your help to get more … [Read more...]

care2 – Tell a Child With Disabilities: You Are Not Forgotten‏

Imagine being born blind or with a cleft lip. In many places around the world, this would mean you'd get left behind, not because you couldn't achieve your dreams, but because the people around you don't believe you can. Send a message of hope and encouragement to a "forgotten" child » Stigma plagues children with disabilities. Some are hidden away out of superstition. They are often "forgotten," not just by their communities, but by the national health and education programs that are supposed … [Read more...] , Stand with Aung San Suu Kyi‏

Dear friends, Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's movement for democracy in Burma is hanging in the balance this week, with the regime threatening a brutal response to her call to free political prisoners. Activists have appealed to the world for help, saying international pressure is crucial to tipping the balance. Let's stand with Suu Kyi and the brave Burmese: The future of Aung San Suu Kyi and her amazing movement for democracy in Burma is hanging in the balance this week, and … [Read more...] , Murder in the Amazon‏

The Amazon forest is at risk. The Brazilian Congress has watered down strict forest protection laws and brave Brazilian activists are being murdered for speaking out. It’s time for us to take this critical battle global -- if we all call on President Dilma to veto the bill, we could save the Amazon. The Amazon is in serious danger, the lower house of the Brazilian congress has approved a gutting of Brazil’s forest protection laws. Unless we act now, vast tracts of our planet’s lungs could be … [Read more...]

care2 – Animals Are Companions, Not Property‏

Hi, A Celebration of Women, There is a reason we call cats and dogs "companion" animals. They are our friends and family. They comfort us in tough times and help create happy memories. Canada's laws should reflect what animals really are: loved ones -- not property » Three years ago, Parliament passed a bill to increase penalties for animal abusers, but nothing has changed. That's because it's incredibly difficult to prosecute these criminals and prove that they've inflicted pain or done more … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Should Be About Life — Not Death‏

In Canada, when a woman finds out she's pregnant, death is the last thing on her mind. She knows that doctors and hospitals with resources to help with any kind of complication are just a phone call away. But for more than 500,000 women every year, pregnancy becomes a death sentence. For most of these women, there is absolutely no medical reason they should die. This is the 21st century. We have the technologies to handle emergencies during pregnancy and childbirth. The fact that so many women … [Read more...]

Protect the Great Lakes Environment Like a National Park‏

The Great Lakes and their surrounding environment are one of the most breathtaking natural areas in the world and are home to lush forests and wildlife like the gray wolf, Canada lynx, moose and bald eagle. Unfortunately, decades of mismanagement and industrial overuse have left our Great Lakes in trouble. Support protection of the Great Lakes environment. » We can protect the Great Lakes Basin by enshrining that area as part of the Commons, a Public Trust and a Protected Bioregion -- … [Read more...]

care2 – Every Child needs a MOM!

Hi A Celebration of Women! No matter who you are or where you live, a mother is vitally important. Your mother not only gives you life, she provides for you, cares for you when you're sick and loves you unconditionally. But more than half a million babies will lose their mothers this year needlessly from poor maternal health care. Support mothers around the world » When it comes to maternal health care the little things matter, especially for women in the developing world, where gender … [Read more...] – The World's Most Senseless War‏

Dear friends, In days, a group of powerful world leaders will ask the UN to end the war on drugs and move towards regulation. But politicians say that the public will not support alternative drug policies. Let's give this unique opportunity massive public support and get urgent action. Sign below, and tell everyone: In days, we could finally see the beginning of the end of the ‘war on drugs’. This expensive war has completely failed to curb the plague of drug addiction,while costing … [Read more...]

care2 – Take Action!

A Celebration of Women, How Many politicians does it take to screw in a light bulb? Four. One to change it and the other three to argue about it. Okay, this joke may not be that funny, but it could land you in jail in Myanmar. Take, for instance, Zarganar, the most famous comedian and satirist in the Southeast Asian nation notorious for its poor human rights record. He's currently serving a 35 year sentence largely for mocking the government. Urge Myanmar to release Zarganar. » Zarganar's … [Read more...]

China Deserves Uncensored Internet‏

Thousands of police patrol the Internet in China- but their job isn't to keep people safe. Instead, they are tasked with censoring content, monitoring dissent and waging of campaign of pro-China propaganda across web forums. And these are just some of the tactics used by the Chinese government to suppress dissent online. Censoring the Internet has serious implications for human rights. That's why we are calling on China to guarantee this right to its citizens » China is in the midst of the … [Read more...]

Uganda – Death Penalty for GAYS: Emma Ruby-Sachs

In 48 hours, Uganda could pass a law that imposes the death penalty for homosexuality. An international outcry shelved this bill last year -- we urgently need to ramp up the pressure to press President Museveni to stand up for human rights and stop this brutal law. Sign below, and tell everyone: In 48 hours, the Ugandan Parliament may vote on a brutal new law that carries the death penalty for homosexuality. Thousands of Ugandans could face execution -- just for being gay.We've helped stop … [Read more...]

care2 – Invest in Life-Saving Vaccines for Kids‏

Each year, pneumonia and diarrhea kill more children than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, but we can help. Tell world leaders to save lives by funding two proven pneumonia and diarrhea vaccines. » Vaccines are the best way to save millions; they've proven to be cheap, easy to give and, most of all, effective. Not only do they save lives now, vaccines dramatically reduce the likelihood of future disabilities and illness, making sure that children have the chance to grow up to be … [Read more...]

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