A judge recently ruled that a domestic abuse survivor had the right to defend herself against her attacker under the state’s stand your ground law. Praise this protection of survivors’ rights.
A 15-year-old boy was randomly and viciously sodomized by a group of five young men following his attendance at a house party. Sign the petition to demand justice for this boy.
Victims of human trafficking face further injustice after their rescue by receiving status not as victims, but as illegal immigrants, allowing them to be treated like criminals. Demand these victims receive the shelter and care they deserve.
Two hundred girls who were abducted by a terrorist group will be released thanks to the efforts of the government and people around the world. Applaud those involved in the rescue mission and express hope that these girls will be returned unharmed.
A mayor has defied the laws of his country and registered 16 gay marriages. Applaud this man for his bravery and for supporting people’s right to marry whoever they wish.
Adolescent teenage inmates at an isolated detention center are subjected to abuse and endure the anguish of solitary confinement for long periods of time. Change conditions at this prison to help inmates better reintegrate into society upon their release.
Columbus Day has been dropped by the city of Seattle and replaced with Indigenous People’s Day out of respect for the native tribes of the U.S. Let the city know that you approve of this change by signing our petition.
Homeless teenagers are at serious risk of becoming victims of the brutal human trafficking industry. Protect teenage girls from being kidnapped by traffickers and forced into prostitution.
A journalist who has written articles criticizing the government has been harassed for years and fears she may soon be arrested for her activism. Demand that the government respect her freedom of expression and end all harassment against her.
An entire family has been detained incommunicado for over a year in Syria–including the children, whose ages range from three to fifteen. Sign the petition and urge the authorities to free the family and correct this gross injustice.
Part of a law that would have shut down all but eight abortion clinics in Texas has been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Applaud the District Court Judge who originally stood up to unconstitutional restrictions on reproductive rights.
Government forces are using slave labor to process crops in an important cotton-growing country. Urge a major corporation to stop participating in this corrupt industry, and help end modern slavery.
Homophobia should have no place in politics, but a prejudiced lawmaker continues to launch hateful attacks on gay marriage rights. Stand up to hatred and show your support for full marriage equality.
Gays and lesbians will finally be accepted into the Catholic church, according to a new statement from the Vatican. Thank Pope Francis for this radical change, and encourage the church to extend its support to same-sex marriage.
Child brides are often victims of domestic violence and the fatal complications of premature pregnancy. In defiance of international law, one country seeks to lower its legal marriage age to 16 for girls. Protect the health and rights of women and girls by urging Bangladesh to reconsider this ill-conceived law.
Thousands of transgender Americans may be turned away from voting booths due to strict voter identification laws in many states. Sign the petition to stop these states from taking away the individual’s right to vote.
A black teen was found hanging dead from a swing set near his home, his face badly wounded. Police ruled it a suicide despite many unanswered questions. Demand a thorough investigation into the death of this young man who had everything to live for.
Walmart just cut health insurance benefits for 30,000 employees. Sign our petition to demand that they return this basic human right to the workers who make Walmart’s business possible.
Physical and sexual violence against women is a global issue. Victims often lack the resources or social support they need to leave their abusive situations. Praise an international charity group that helps survivors to recover and thrive.
Forty-three students from a rural school in Mexico have been forcibly disappeared, and there are indications that some may have been killed. Sign the petition and demand that federal authorities implement a full and impartial investigation into such a horrific act of violence.
A mass grave might hold the remains of students killed by a police-gang coalition. The gang in question is now threatening the authorities working on the case. Ensure that investigators do not give in to these demands so those responsible are brought to justice.
Ads offering to sell underage girls for sex are being published and promoted by one of the nation’s largest online retailers. Demand the company stop participating in these atrocious human rights violations.
A veteran teacher was fired after defending a student against racist insults from other children. Tell the school board to reinstate her and teach kids that bullying in unacceptable.
The lives and reproductive rights of pregnant women and girls are threatened by a new Texas law that restricts access to abortion clinics. Demand a swift repeal of this law, which violates women’s bodily rights and access to health care.
Everyone in America deserves the right to marry the person they love, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Show your support for full marriage equality now.