Egyptian Street Activists Launch Global Campaign

Egyptian Street Activists Launch Global Campaign

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!

Elle Whitening Campaign Hits 50,000

Elle Whitening Campaign Hits 50,000

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!

Human Rights Hits 600,000!

Human Rights Hits 600,000!

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!

Revolution of the Lawyers

Revolution of the Lawyers

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.

Success! Minister Responds to ‘Corrective Rape‘ Campaign

Success! Minister Responds to ‘Corrective Rape‘ Campaign

We did it again! In the course of just two months, a tiny group of relatively disempowered women fighting rapists from a safehouse in the townships of South Africa have managed to force the minister of justice, one of the country’s most powerful men, to go on record acknowledging ‘corrective rape’, expressing his “very deep concern” about it and responding to their demands.

Israeli Leader’s Guards Force Arab Journalists to Strip

Israeli Leader’s Guards Force Arab Journalists to Strip

Each year Israel’s prime minister invites high profile international journalists to a cocktail party. But when Arab journalists and their friends showed up for this year’s gala they weren’t exactly welcomed with margaritas. Instead, they were forced to take off their bras or strip.