Notorious killer Charles Manson, after 11 failed bids for freedom, is up for parole this month.
Cause: Human Rights
- Child Soldiers
Child SoldiersChildren as young as 8 years old serve in government forces.
- Free Speech
Free SpeechStudents have the right to free speech, even during school hours.
Genocide150,000 people have died directly from acts of violence in Darfur.
- Global Health
Global HealthOne billion people in the world do not have access to healthcare.
- Human Trafficking
Human TraffickingThere are 27 million slaves around the world.
Immigration12 million undocumented immigrants live and work in the U.S.
- Labor Rights
Labor Rights120 million children work full-time to help support their families.
- Millennium Dev Goals
Millennium Dev GoalsMany countries spend more on debt services than on social services.
- Reproductive Rights
Reproductive Rights40 percent of unintended pregnancies end in abortion.
Sweatshops85% of sweatshop workers are between 15-25 years old.
VotingAmericans 18 to 29 years old vote less than other age groups.
- Women's Rights
Women's Rights1 in 3 women are killed due to gender-based violence.
- Wrongful Imprisonment
Wrongful Imprisonment75% of wrongful convictions were due to mistaken eyewitness identifications.
75% of wrongful convictions were due to mistaken eyewitness identifications.