Thursday, March 14, 2013

Human Rights action update March 8-14

Miriam, human rights defender, 1947-2012

We open with a labor rights issue in the Netherlands. One would like to think that First World, industrialized and presumably civilized nations would be past this stage.



Unilever workers need your help
       

We are back to Central America for protection of human rights defenders. In Guatemala, we have an egregious case that call for your action.

In Mexico, the issue is torture by law enforcement entities and the impunity of the perpetrators. This is an easy click action on behalf of a victim Miriam L√≥pez, who had the  courage to  file a formal complaint, but nobody has been brought to justice.
 
Portrait photo of Miriam Isaura Lopez Vargas.  © Agencia Reforma

The question of press freedom in Somalia requires attention and action.  Please act on behalf of a journalist convicted of insulting the government.

Last week, Titan marked International Women's Day with a dedicated blog. We invite you to read it if you have not already. For background, we link to a document on the status of women in Israel.

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