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Social Media Action TODAY to Stop Rapes of Factory Workers

The women at Classic Factory in Jordan  - where Hanes, Target, and Macy’s have clothes made - are being repeatedly raped by their managers. We’ve (we being the Change.org Women’s Rights and Human Trafficking teams) just got word that some of the women who spoke out have disappeared and others are being tortured. At this point, we feel like the only hope for these women is to ask these big brands to pull their business until the managers are fired and an independent monitor is put in place to ensure the workers’ safety.

Below are the social media actions - on Facebook and Twitter - we’re asking people to take today. I’ve also included the link to the blog and to the petition - if you have a blog, please consider covering this issue today and asking your readers to take part in our social media action.

Blog link: http://news.change.org/stories/ask-target-macys-and-hanes-to-stop-profiting-from-rape-of-factory-workers

Petition link: http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-walmart-to-stop-rape-and-torture-of-young-women-in-its-factories

Facebook action:

Target’s Facebook wall: Target, did you know the women who make your clothing at the Classic Factory in Jordan are being repeatedly raped by their managers? Please keep your workers safe by agreeing to pull your business from Classic Factory unless the rapist managers are fired and an independent third party is brought in to ensure worker safety.

Hanes’s Facebook wall: Hanes, did you know the women who make your clothing at the Classic Factory in Jordan are being repeatedly raped by their managers? Please keep your workers safe by agreeing to pull your business from Classic Factory unless the rapist managers are fired and an independent third party is brought in to ensure worker safety.

Macy’s Facebook wall: Macy’s, did you know the women who make your clothing at the Classic Factory in Jordan are being repeatedly raped by their managers? Please keep your workers safe by agreeing to pull your business from Classic Factory unless the rapist managers are fired and an independent third party is brought in to ensure worker safety.

Twitter action:

Hey @Macys, did you know the women who make your clothing at Classic Factory in#Jordan are being raped by the managers?http://ow.ly/5V6p3

Hey @Hanes, did you know the women who make your clothing at Classic Factory in#Jordan are being raped by the managers?http://ow.ly/5V653

Hey @Target, did you know the women who make your clothing at Classic Factory in#Jordan are being raped by the managers?http://ow.ly/5V5I5

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