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June 24th, 2014

Urgent action for three prisioners of conscience


Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been sentenced to seven years in prison. The Egyptian court found them guilty for ‘airing misleading news’ about Egypt’s political situation.

The men are facing harsh conditions, spending the vast majority of their time in small cells. From previous cases it is known that Tora prison (where they are being held) lacks even basic supplies, such as clothes.

Amnesty international considers them as prisoners of conscience and started an urgent petition to demand Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed to be freed.
June 22nd, 2014

Working rights keep being violated wordwide. The construction works in Sotschi 2014 are just one of the many examples where worker's lives and well-being was put at risk to satisfy the needs of others.

The International Trade Union Confederation represents working people worldwide. The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions. They make sure that the products we purchase are produced under fair conditions and that working rights are respected.

You can support ITUC by joining their mailing list and help to create an international platform of young people forstering worker's rights worldwide.
June 18th, 2014
type:Donation, NGO

Since 1971 the doctors without borders provide medical aid to people who suffer force of arms, poverty or natural catastrophe. In times of war, like currently taking place in Syria, their help is needed more than ever.
June 16th, 2014
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

Since June 2013, thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets in unprecedented mass protests. They have complained about increases in public transportation costs, high World Cup spending and insufficient investment in public services.

Hundreds were injured in cities across the country after military police fired rubber bullets at people who posed no threat and beat individuals with hand-held batons.

Protesters taking to the streets across Brazil during the upcoming World Cup risk facing indiscriminate police and military violence as the country steps up efforts to control demonstrations.

Support Amnesty international by showing Brazilian authorities the yellow card, claiming that a human rights violations are not leading to any good!
June 12th, 2014
by:Julia Lehmann

The Great Barrier Reef is threatened by the world's largest coal port expansion. Right now, companies and investors from around the world have their eye on Australia, with plans to double Australian coal exports and triple carbon emissions over the coming years.

This petition urges UNESCO to continue pressuring the Australian Government to prevent building the world’s largest coal port on the Great Barrier Reef.
June 11th, 2014
by:Julia Lehmann

Having an impact is not that easy. But it gets easier when you find the right people to connect with. Impact Hubs exist globally and they offer space and the right atmosphere for all the creative and inspired people around us who are striving to make the world a little bit better. You want to join or open a new hub then check out their website and have an impact yourself.
charity water sahel
May 31st, 2014

Clean water is essential for everyone's health. Worldwide there are more people dieing because of polluted water than because of AIDS. Charity water therefore initiates local water projects which bring clean water to people who need it the most. The costs and the process of each project are documented publically on their website.You can support their work not only by donating money yourself but by starting your own fundraising campaign as well.
lampedusa HH
May 31st, 2014

Europe is a home for many million people, but not everyone is welcome here. Every year thousands of refugees are trying to make it to the European cost. Not a few of them dieing on the way to get here. Those who make it to Lampedusa either stay or try to move on to the North seeking support and a chance to start a new life. Some of them made it to Hambourg this year. Fortunately the majority of the population tries to help. So can you by donating clothes, shelter. food and financial aid.
May 29th, 2014
type:NGO, Petition
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

The Clean Clothes Campaign is dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries, help ensuinge that the fundamental rights of workers are respected. Through education and mobilisation of consumers, lobby companies and governments, they support worldwide workers in the textile industries as they fight for their rights and demand better working conditions.

The CCC calls on all companies involved in the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh in April 2013, killing 1,134 people and leaving thousands more injured, to finally make substantial contributions to the compensation fund. It was the worst ever industrial accident to hit the garment industry. Only in this way can the surviving victims and dependents of Rana Plaza be ensured of a dignified existence.

Support the Clean Clothes Campaign with their petition to help demanding a compensation from the responsable companies for the Rana Plaza victims!
May 27th, 2014
type:Petition, Protest

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim has been sentenced to death for 'apostasy', or refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Meriam is imprisoned with her newborn baby girl and her 20-month-old son.

"The fact that a woman has been sentenced to death for her religious choice, and to flogging for being married to a man of an allegedly different religion is appalling and abhorrent. Adultery and apostasy are acts which should not be considered crimes at all. It is flagrant breach of international human rights law", says Manar Idriss, Amnesty International’s Sudan researcher.

Meriam has also been sentenced to 100 lashes for being married to a Christian man. She is a prisoner of conscience. Sign the petition and demand her release!