It's a common practice in Romania to bind the front legs of horses tightly so that they are unable to run freely. When Four Paws International vet, Ovidiu, came across two wild horses who had been subjected to this cruel practices, he quickly got to work to set them free.

Grateful Wild Horse Thanks Rescuer For Freeing Him From Chains (VIDEO)

Greek islander Antonis Deligiorgis, left, pulls an Eritrean woman, Wegasi Nebiat, from the sea off Rhodes last year.

Greek islanders to be nominated for Nobel peace prize

Image of Antonis Deligiorgis rescuing Wegasi Nebiat was one of the most striking illustrations of valour in the crisis unfolding on Europe’s southern shores

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women, we remember and honour Indigenous women and girls who have lost their lives to violence.  The Globe and Mail recently reported that Indigenous women and girls in Canada are roughly 7 times more likely to be targeted by serial predators. Another reason why an inquiry is so urgent.  This moving artwork called “Still Dancing”, is by Canadian Indigenous artist, Jonathan Labillois.

BY CRAIG BENJAMIN AND JACKIE HANSEN Indigenous women and girls in Canada are roughly 7 times more likely to be targeted by serial predators. This is according to an article in the published this week in the Globe and Mail.

These are real photos of Iranian children who have been executed or are waiting on death row. In 10 years, Iran has put no less than 73 children to death. This has to stop. Sign our petition >> http://amn.st/6499BZkH3

These are real photos of Iranian children who have been executed or are waiting…

Raise YOUR voice to protect threatened human rights defenders in Honduras and ensure Berta’s killers do not get away with murder. TAKE ACTION NOW >> http://amn.st/6495B5Lzc

Justice for Berta, Protection for the Rights of her People

Does your @Samsung phone contain cobalt mined by children in the #DRC? Take Action > http://amn.st/6496Bd5qp

Does your phone contain cobalt mined by children in the Take…

ACT NOW on #IWD2016 because Girls continue to be forced into marriage > http://amn.st/6497Be99D

ACT NOW on #IWD2016 because Girls continue to be forced into marriage > http://amn.st/6497Be99D

A group of men became heroes when they risked their own necks to save a baby giraffe, stuck in Kenya's crocodile-infested Uaso Nyiro River.

Amazing People Risk Their Lives to Save Baby Giraffe Trapped in Croc-Infested Waters (PHOTOS)

They Refused To Stand By And Let Her DrownBy Sarah V Schweig // Feb. 2016 ‘Some communities know how to live among magnificent wild animals — and how to help them when they need it. A baby giraffe.

ACT NOW on #IWD2016 because Women are being jailed for decades after suffering still-births

ACT NOW on because Women are being jailed for decades after suffering still-births

Indigenous women are going missing and being murdered at a much higher rate than other women in Canada—a rate so high it constitutes nothing less than a national human rights crisis.  Take Action

Indigenous women are going missing and being murdered at a much higher rate than other women in Canada—a rate so high it constitutes nothing less than a national human rights crisis. Take Action

More than 27,000 people missing in Mexico‬. Systemic incompetence and a complete lack of will by authorities in Mexico needs to stop.  Take Action Today! http://amn.st/6495BXdYl #‎noesnormal

Justice for 43 missing students in Mexico!

UPDATE: Another person with albinism has been brutally attacked. On Saturday July 16, unidentified men targeted and hunted down a 51-year-old woman and chopped off her right hand with a machete after forcing their way into her home.   TAKE ACTION: Join our call on Malawi authorities to act immediately to protect people with albinism.

UPDATE: Another person with albinism has been brutally attacked. On Saturday…

ACT NOW on #IWD2016 b/c Women are impacted in different ways than men by natural resource development

ACT NOW on b/c Women are impacted in different ways than men by natural resource development

We face a unique moment! If our collective voices can convince Canada’s new government to sign on to this global treaty, we can stop torture from going undetected around the world. And by doing so, Canada will regain its influence and credibility when it speaks out to prevent torture from happening.  >>  Ask our new government to make #StopTorture a priority now:

Tell the Canadian gov't to stop delaying and sign the global treaty to stamp out torture.

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