Articles written by: Justin Wilder

Justin Wilder

Graduated from American University with a degree in History and a minor in American Literature. My writing typically focuses on international human rights issues.

Commend Mozambique for Protecting Rape Victims

Commend Mozambique for Protecting Rape Victims

The government of Mozambique recently struck down a proposal that would allow rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. Commend the government for taking a positive step towards limiting sexual abuse.

Investigate Forced Disappearance of Innocent Man

Investigate Forced Disappearance of Innocent Man

An Indonesian man was forcibly disappeared by the military late last year and has not been seen since. Marines who committed the crime have been arrested but no formal investigation has been opened. Demand the Indonesian government do more to solve this crime.

Stop Harassment of Human Rights Worker

Stop Harassment of Human Rights Worker

A human rights activist in Mexico has faced death threats from the police, and her son has been imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Sign this petition to demand the Mexican government step in to ensure the safety and rights of peaceful protesters.

End Violence Against Muslims

End Violence Against Muslims

Violence has broken out against the Muslim community in Burma, as census takers attempt to register Muslims as citizens. Armed groups not affiliated with the government have pledged not to allow census takers in areas under their control. Urge the government to do what is necessary to stop the violence.

Fight for Equal Internet Access

Fight for Equal Internet Access

The Turkish government has banned national access to YouTube, blatantly violating freedom of expression in the country. Demand equal rights for Turkish citizens.

Halt Trial Based on Forced Confessions

Halt Trial Based on Forced Confessions

Two women face life in prison because of trumped up terrorism charges in their home country, Bahrain. Their confessions were obtained while being tortured in prison. Demand the Bahraini government give them a fair trial.

Halt Execution of Migrant Worker

Halt Execution of Migrant Worker

A house maid is due to be executed in Saudi Arabia after killing her abusive employer. Demand that the Saudi Arabian government halt the execution and re-open an investigation into the case.

Throw Out 528 Unjust Death Penalty Convictions

Throw Out 528 Unjust Death Penalty Convictions

528 men in Egypt were convicted to death in the same courtroom after an unfair trial. Many of the men were not present during the trial, and defense lawyers were eventually barred from being in the courtroom. Demand that these unjust convictions be thrown out.

End Violence Against Colombian Farmers

End Violence Against Colombian Farmers

Threats of violence against farmers by paramilitary groups in Colombia has become commonplace. The government has done little to halt this aggression. Demand that immediate action be taken to stop the violence.

Immediately Release Human Rights Activist From Prison

Immediately Release Human Rights Activist From Prison

A Russian human rights activist has been detained for months after his arrest on politically motivated charges. Sign this petition to demand his immediate and unconditional release.

Allow International Aid Into Syria

Allow International Aid Into Syria

The Syrian government is not allowing international aid to flow through its borders. The government continues to refuse aid despite the terrible suffering of its civilians. Ask the United Nations to ignore the Syrian government’s orders and flood the country with aid.

Stop Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Kyrgyzstan

Stop Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Kyrgyzstan

Spreading information about LGBT issues could soon be made into a criminal act in Kyrgyzstan. Demand equal human rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation.

Strike Down Proposed Censorship Bill

Strike Down Proposed Censorship Bill

Russian lawmakers are considering a law that would ban negative information about the Russian government and military. The law is a violation of European human rights regulations to which Russia is a signee. Demand that this law be removed from consideration.

Allow Equal Access to Higher Education

Allow Equal Access to Higher Education

A test given to primary school students in Tanzania determines whether or not the student is allowed to continue his or her education. The 49% who fail each year often end up in hazardous jobs such as gold mining. Demand equal access to education in Tanzania.

Demand South African President Repay His People

Demand South African President Repay His People

South Africa’s president spent $23 million of taxpayer money on renovations to his personal residence. Demand that he immediately repay his country’s people.

Investigate Death Of Peaceful Protestor

Investigate Death Of Peaceful Protestor

A Crimean protestor recently disappeared and was found dead a week later, bearing signs of torture. Men in military uniforms led him away from an anti-Russian protest in early March. Sign this petition to open an impartial investigation into his death.

Release Blogger Charged With Abusing Democratic Freedoms

Release Blogger Charged With Abusing Democratic Freedoms

The arrest of a Vietnamese blogger is just one in a string of many arrests of social media users. The government is severely restricting the basic right to freedom of speech. Sign this petition and ask the government respect the human rights of their citizens.

Don’t Compromise Peacekeeping Mission

Don’t Compromise Peacekeeping Mission

The Burmese military is notorious for human rights abuses, but the United Nations has invited Burmese soldiers to be part of an important peacekeeping missions. Demand that the UN not reward the Burmese military for its past behavior.

Don’t Legalize Child Marriage

A recent bill being considered in Iraqi government would allow for girls as young as nine to be married. This disgusting bill is also a violation of international human rights laws. Sign this petition and demand that the Iraqi government halt the progress of the bill.

End Abuse of Mental Health Patients in Ghana

End Abuse of Mental Health Patients in Ghana

A recent United Nations report details the abuses faced by people with mental disabilities in Ghana. Many are forced to undergo electro-shock therapy in order to cure their disabilities. Sign this petition to demand an end to such unlawful conduct.

Demand Release Of Malaysian Opposition Leaders

Demand Release Of Malaysian Opposition Leaders

The Malaysian government has been arresting political opposition leaders and falsely charging them. Sign this petition to demand that the Malaysian government do more to protect human rights in its country.

End the Use of Snipers Against Civilians

End the Use of Snipers Against Civilians

Syrian regime snipers have been targeting innocent women and children without discrimination across the country. Their actions have led to the deaths of thousands. Sign this petition to demand that the international community take action against those responsible.

Demand Justice for Slain Honduran Journalist

Demand Justice for Slain Honduran Journalist

The brother of slain journalist may face a similar fate in Honduras. Members of the local government consistently harass him over his inquests for truth. Sign this petition and demand that the Honduran government do all it can to close the case peacefully and fairly.

Immediately Release Anti-War Activist

Immediately Release Anti-War Activist

A prisoner of conscientious in Turkey faces lengthy jail time for refusing to serve in the military. Sign this petition to demand his immediate and unconditional release.

Amend Wrongful Handling of Age Discrimination Case

Amend Wrongful Handling of Age Discrimination Case

A principal in Florida was unfairly released from his duties due to his age. He was awarded an $80,000 settlement, but the money was taken back when his daughter told her friends of the decision. Demand that the settlement be reinstated.