Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Human Rights Update Oct. 6-10

We are coming out a day early because of the International Day of the Girl.
International Day of the Girl
October 11, 2012 International Day of the Girl October 11, 2012 Join us in this International Day of the Girl Child celebration by raising your hand for educating, empowering and protecting girls. Stop by the official Facebook page to be counted, get details about the day and follow the celebrations across the globe.

Raise your hand now

We refer you to the Because I am A Girl media site to do what you choose and can.

Meet Fabiola from Cameroon:
Fabiola is a high school student from rural Cameroon. She is a member of Plan Cameroon’s Youth Empowerment through Technology, Arts and Media (YETAM) project. Along with other youth, Fabiola produces youth media to raise awareness and create positive change in gender issues and girls’ access to their rights. She has produced media pieces on early marriage, early pregnancies, school dropout, and education of the girl child for other youth, parents and local leaders as well. In addition to media production, Fabiola is also a talented singer and songwriter. She has a powerful and passionate voice which she lends to songs of encouragement and empowerment for girls of her community.  Read more about Fabiola and other girls around the world who are doing things.  Just go to the Web site.

The city of Belgrade is prohibiting the Pride March for the second consecutive year.  Please act.

Migrants have been abducted by gangs in Mexico.  Please act.
Details of the Mexican Embassy in Israel: 25 Hamared St. Trade Tower 5th floor
Tel Aviv Fax: 035163711

Death in childbirth is far too common in Sierra Leone.  Please let the president know that you are aware and that you expect something to be done about it.
Patients and relatives waiting outside hospital. Freetown, Sierra Leone, 21 September 2009. © Amnesty International
Good news, jailed union activists released in Morocco and Algeria thanks to protests from around the world.

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