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