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Take Action
  • Help us achieve universal ratification of the child soldiers treaty by writing the ambassadors for key countries. Ask that their governments help end the use of child soldiers and act quickly to ratify the treaty.

  • Tell President Obama that you support the landmine ban and want to see the United States join the Mine Ban Treaty without delay.

  • It’s urgent that you tell your senators that women should not have to wait any longer for ratification and that now is the time for the Senate to move forward on the single most important treaty for women’s rights around the globe.

  • The International Olympic Committee is currently not equipped to deal with human rights violations committed by host countries. Please support the creation of an IOC standing committee on human rights, to help set and apply human rights standards for potential Olympic hosts.