Human Rights

Demand Justice for Government-Ordered Rape

Demand Justice for Government-Ordered Rape

A 13-year-old Indian girl was recently raped as a punishment for her brother’s crime. Help protect other innocent girls from acts of sexual violence by demanding that those responsible for this brutal assault be severely punished.

Demand International Intervention in Kidnapping of Schoolgirls

Demand International Intervention in Kidnapping of Schoolgirls

In April 2014, 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by an Islamic Jihadist group in Nigeria. Sign this petition and demand that the United States play a bigger role as 200 girls still remain missing and in danger.

Protect the Right to Free Speech

Protect the Right to Free Speech

Media outlets are being censored and journalists prevented from exercising their right to freedom of expression in Hong Kong. Urge authorities to allow journalists to pursue their right to free speech, and protect reporters from brutal attacks.

Remove Illegally Obtained Pornographic Photos from Website

Remove Illegally Obtained Pornographic Photos from Website

A camera hidden in a public restroom took pornographic photos that were uploaded to social media website Tumblr. Now, the site is refusing to remove these illegally obtained pictures. Demand that Tumblr remove pornographic images taken without the subjects’ consent.

Stop Online Child Abuse

Stop Online Child Abuse

There has been a dramatic rise in child abuse images posted to commonly used areas of the Internet. Implement cyber tip lines for communications companies and the public to report online child abuse.

Thank Labor Group for Supporting Gay Rights

Thank Labor Group for Supporting Gay Rights

Voz, a Latino labor group, recently refused to cut ties with an organization that supports marriage equality. For this, they were denied a $75,000 grant. Thank Voz for staying true to the cause of equal rights even in the face of such losses.

Demand College Reinstate Student Expelled for Same-Sex Marriage

Demand College Reinstate Student Expelled for Same-Sex Marriage

A lesbian student was expelled from her university after marrying her long-time partner. Demand that the university reinstate this student and issue an apology for its discriminatory conduct.

Stop Terrorist Group from Killing Civilians

Stop Terrorist Group from Killing Civilians

A terrorist group has killed over two thousand people within six months. This staggering loss of life should warn the government of the destruction that will come. Urge the government to do everything in its power to ensure the safety of its people.

Stop Massive Surveillance Program

Stop Massive Surveillance Program

The people of the United Kingdom are subject to severe violations of privacy due to a law that requires media companies to keep records of communication. Such a massive and unethical law should not go into effect, and must be stopped immediately.

Demand Compassion for Young Refugees

Demand Compassion for Young Refugees

Thousands of young refugees are fleeing deadly violence in Central America. While some American politicians have welcomed them, others have protested any attempt to offer humanitarian aid. Urge a critical governor to show compassion and help provide safe, temporary shelter in his state.

Pledge to Help Poverty-Stricken Families

Pledge to Help Poverty-Stricken Families

Millions of people survive on less than $1 per day. Pledge to play a proactive role in raising awareness about poverty issues that affect families and children.

Demand University Readmit Gay Student

Demand University Readmit Gay Student

A gay Oklahoma student was expelled from her conservative Christian university, just months before graduation, after administrators found out about her marriage to her longtime partner. Sign the petition to support LGBT people’s pursuit of a faith-based education.

Criticize Mayor’s Attempt to Ban Same-Sex Kissing in Public

Criticize Mayor’s Attempt to Ban Same-Sex Kissing in Public

One mayor is proposing a ban on same-sex kissing in public. This assault on human rights is morally reprehensible and must be stopped. Support same-sex couples and denounce this terrible attack on love.

End Solitary Confinement in Prison

End Solitary Confinement in Prison

Inmates at a federal super-maximum prison spend a prolonged period of time in solitary confinement, where their mental health quickly deteriorates. Such treatment of another human being is cruel and inhumane, and must be halted at once.

Success: Massachusetts Moves to Protect Women Seeking Abortions

Success: Massachusetts Moves to Protect Women Seeking Abortions

The Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law mandating that anti-abortion protestors stay at least 35 feet away from abortion clinics. Praise state officials for quickly introducing a new bill to protect patients and staff.

Save Homeless Children from Exploitation

Save Homeless Children from Exploitation

With a homeless youth population of approximately 10,000, Uganda faces a unique crisis as children begin to make up the largest demographic group living in poverty. Sign the petition to save these children from further exploitation.

Release Imprisoned Anti-drone Activist

Release Imprisoned Anti-drone Activist

A peace activist and loving grandmother was recently sentenced to prison for protesting drone warfare and its slaughter of civilians. Uphold her right to non-violent activism, and demand her immediate release.

Abolish Misguided Child Labor Bill

Abolish Misguided Child Labor Bill

A child labor bill intended to alleviate Bolivia’s dire economic situation would deprive children of an education, hindering their mental development and threatening their physical health. Urge the President of Bolivia to abolish this ludicrous bill.

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Don’t Deport Child Immigrants Escaping Violence

Immigrant children are crossing our borders to escape dangerous and violent living conditions in their home countries. With no regard for the safety of these children, certain lawmakers are calling for their immediate deportation. Tell these officials to reconsider and to provide asylum for children in need of refuge.

Commend Former Olympian for Embracing His Sexuality

Commend Former Olympian for Embracing His Sexuality

After years of media attacks and speculations on his sexual orientation, a former Olympian has publicly expressed his homosexuality. Applaud the athlete’s brave decision to be open about his sexuality.

Success: Transgender Teen to be Released from Prison

Success: Transgender Teen to be Released from Prison

A transgender teenager who was wrongly imprisoned has been released to a juvenile psychiatric facility. Thank the Governor of Connecticut for responding to the issue and coming out in support of rehabilitation.

End Human Slavery in the Seafood Industry

End Human Slavery in the Seafood Industry

Modern slavery and human trafficking are being used to supply seafood to U.S. grocery chains. Help end slavery in the fishing industry and demand fair working conditions.

Allow Women to Maintain Rights While Pregnant 

Allow Women to Maintain Rights While Pregnant 

Pregnant women suffering from addiction are being jailed, and may even have their children taken from them. Sign this petition to call for giving these women medical help to overcome addiction instead of throwing them behind bars.

Demand Correct Legal Procedure for Woman Needlessly Raided by Police

Demand Correct Legal Procedure for Woman Needlessly Raided by Police

Police investigated a woman for shopping at her local gardening store, proceeding to sift through her trash and monitor her electricity bills. Then, they used this information to ask for a warrant to raid her house, despite having no evidence of criminal activity. Demand that the ‘evidence’ obtained through their senseless search is not used in court against this woman.

Stop Dangerous Rhetoric Aimed at Immigrants

Stop Dangerous Rhetoric Aimed at Immigrants

Thousands of children fleeing violence in their home countries are being compared to invaders that must be repelled by any means necessary. In reality, they are innocent children seeking a better life free from death and fear. Help stop dangerous and misleading characterizations of refugees.