Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 199

So I wrap up day 199 with a little Care2 action.

If you've been following us, you know that we're out there saving baby seals and endangered cats all with at the click of a mouse!

But Care2's evolved quite a bit!

As you continue to click away to clean up the ocean, and stop domestic abuse, you fall into that final category titled. "Daily Action"

Today's daily action is to sign a petition fighting for women's rights in Afghanistan.

I've copied the letter for you to review.
If you're inclined to do so, click here to sign the petition yourself!

July 18, 2011

Imprisoned Afghan Women Deserve Due Process

Demand international attention and intervention for imprisoned women and children in Afghanistan.

The Afghan Congress ratified the Elimination of Violence Against Women Act (EVAW) in 2009, criminalizing the traditions of forced and underage marriage, enslavement or physical and mental abuse. And yet, according to the US State Department, seventy-five percent of the Afghan women in prison are condemned for cultural practices protected from punishment by EVAW.

For today's Daily Action, sign the petition to tell Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Barack Obama to end Afghanistan's cultural practice of incarcerating of women and children accused of moral crimes without due process.

Tonight at 8:40pm I was #77,523 on the petition... who wants to be #77,524?

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