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Native American and Alaska Native Women Urgently Need Help!
More than one in three Native American or Alaskan Native women will be raped at some point in their lives. Sexual violence against indigenous women in the United States is widespread — and extremely brutal. According to U.S. government statistics, Native American and Alaska Native women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other U.S. women. Write to the Department of Health and Human Services and ask them to take appropriate steps.
Stop Attacks on Civil Society in Pakistan
On November 3, Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf announced the state of emergency. Since then, many have been placed under house arrest. Asma Jahangir, a recipient of the Human Rights First Human Rights Award as well as the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, is one of the arrested Pakistani leaders. Her sister Hina Jilani, a prominent lawyer and activist, has had a detention order issued against her. Please send a letter to President Musharraf to stop this violation of human rights.
Women Human Rights Defenders at Risk in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe has had a rapidly deteriorating human rights situation since 2000. Since 2005, hundreds of women human rights defenders have been arbitrarily arrested and detained for peacefully protesting against human rights injustices. They have been sexually harassed, denied access to food, medical care and access to lawyers. Some have been severely beaten. Participate in this campaign against brutality.
Support the Treaty for the Rights of Women!
It is time for the U.S. government to show the international community that it stands unequivocally for the rights of women internationally and to ratify the Treaty for the Rights of Women. Lend your voice to this issue by e-mailing your senator!
Help Curb Domestic Violence Against Women in Russia.
Every day 36,000 women in the Russian Federation are beaten by their husbands or partners. Every forty minutes a woman is killed because of domestic violence. Domestic violence affects every fourth Russian family. Write to the President of the Russian Federation and urge him to ensure that women are offered legal protection against domestic violence.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
Violence against women is a violation of human rights! From November 25 to December 10, join the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in observing the international campaign called 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Contact the Center to receive a free copy of the Take Action Kit for the 16 Days Campaign.
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