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Your gift of ten urgent appeal letters will break the silence on one or more abuses of human rights in Asia. You will pay for the cost of sending the letters by fax and mail to government officials, international rights monitors and others around the world. more

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In countries where human rights are often violated, legal aid plays a crucial role: the most decisive indicator of the reduction of abuse and torture is the early presence of a defense attorney. By actively working with local legal aid offices and lawyers, we can prevent human rights abuses from ever happening. more

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Your gift will support shelters, drop-in centers, and local pastoral teams with humanitarian efforts to assist people migrating through Mexico. Migrants often fall prey to assault and extortion as they pass through Mexico, and they risk their lives passing through treacherous deserts and rivers. more

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Your gift will allow one youth to attend a local human rights training. This neighborhood workshop in a Human Rights city will educate youth and help them plan actions for change, to shape a decent way of life and a secure future for the world's youth. more

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Your gift will contribute to independent research into current issues affecting civil society organizations, including various questions around accountability and responsibility – where does responsibility for upholding justice lie? How can citizens ensure that organizations, governments or corporations are accounta... more

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The CIVICUS World Assembly takes place once a year, bringing together civil society activists and their partners from around the world to share ideas and experiences. Your gift will sponsor a civil society delegate from a developing country to attend the 2007 World Assembly in Scotland. more

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Your small contribution will be enough to cover the costs of a lawyer appearing for an entire court case in Burma. Think about it. This amount doesn't cover the cost of even an hour of a lawyer's time in many countries; perhaps yours too. more

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A sustaining gift of $90 a month will provide a full intake screening, thorough needs assessment, brief legal advice, health and social service referrals, and a trained pro bono attorney for one child. more

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Your gift will enable a civil society activist or organization based in a developing country to become a member of CIVICUS for a year. They will be able to participate in, and benefit from, a global network of civil society organizations. more

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CDI partners with community-based organizations and opens technology schools in poor communities. With $6 a day, you can sponsor an at-risk youth or adult and help him or her receive training and support from CDI to become a technology instructor in their own communities. more

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In addition to broad advocacy for threatened journalists in Columbia, one of the world’s most murderous countries for journalists, CPJ provides financial support for Columbian journalists in extreme and imminent danger. more

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Instead of buying a high-tech device for your own family or friend, why not get one for someone who really needs it? A digital voice recorder in the hands of an activist in India can record the voices of people who will never be heard without it. more