Ten days ago, two young Egyptian activists broke a communications blackout and called us from Cairo’s Liberation Square to launch an international campaign over the phone. Just minutes ago, after a 30 year dictatorship, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned.
Earlier today the Egyptian activists who launched an international solidarity campaign over the phone told us Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was about to resign. â€œWeâ€™re just ecstatic!â€ they said. In the end, the reality was quite different, and the revolution goes on…
This Sunday 4 in 5 Americans will sit down on their couch, hop on a bar stool or pop open their laptop to watch the Super Bowl. But 1400 miles away in El Salvador, women are being abused, threatened and exploited as they sew Super Bowl T-Shirts sold for more than 300 times their wages.
In mid-December, more than two dozen people either burned, fell or suffocated to death when a preventable preventable fire broke out in an unsafe, multi-story clothing sweatshop in Bangladesh. Today, six weeks after the fire, we are pleased to announce that after 65,000 Change.org members from more than 70 countries called on all international companies sourcing from factory to take responsibility, every last one of them have finally pledged to do the right thing.
Egypt has been run by a dictator for 30 years. Six days ago, Egyptians said ‘enough’, and millions took to the streets. Over the weekend, as the government allowed phone calls for a few hours, two young pro-democracy activists started an online campaign which is taking off like wildfire. Show your support for Egyptian pro-democracy activists here!
Yesterday we wrote that two companies – Target and Abercrombie & Fitch – have refused to compensate the families of 28 workers killed in a fire while making their clothes. Last night a senior manager at Target called Change.org. Here’s what she had to say.
More than 65,000 people have called on Target and Abercrombie & Fitch to compensate the families of 28 workers killed in a fire while making their clothes. The campaign is now the third most popular Change.org action of all time! What have the companies offered in response? Training programs.
Indian consumers have long been inundated with ads that use prominent Bollywood actors to promote skin-lightening products. But now tens of thousands of Change.org members have told Elle publishers exactly what they think about the whitening of Indian women. This weekend the 50,000th person joined the campaign!
The momentum in the Change.org Human Rights community has been incredible over the past few months, with 140,000 of us getting a South African minister to take ‘corrective rape’ seriously and some 40,000 of us pushing Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and the Gap to do the right thing. Early this morning, the Change.org Human Rights community hit a new milestone – 600,000 members – making it our second-largest cause!
Human rights activists have been kicking up a storm ever since the tiny Gulf Kingdom of Bahrain, a staunch US military ally, arrested 23 of their colleagues, brutally tortured them and put them on trial for treason. But a less known story of resistance has come from a more subtle, surprising part of the courtroom: the lawyers.
We got it! After 140,000 people from more than 150 countries called on the justice minister to meet with local activists leading the fight against ‘corrective rape’, the chief of staff has just informed Change.org that the minister will, without question, meet with activists, prosecutors and police to discuss ‘corrective rape’.
Last week South Africa’s Justice Minister told the world that he is “very deeply concerned” about corrective rape and “there is a process in hand now in order to deal with this particular issue.” Earlier today, we wrote to the minister asking that he follow up his words with action.