Human Rights

Thank Government for Prosecuting General Who Allowed Torture

Thank Government for Prosecuting General Who Allowed Torture

A general nicknamed ‘The Butcher’ was recently arrested for his crimes against humanity. His unit was responsible for numerous human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial executions. Sign this petition to thank the government for acting strongly in this case.

Praise Child for Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy

Praise Child for Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy

A young girl from Australia is writing to the Prime Minister every day to urge him to legalize same-sex marriage so her uncles can wed. Ask the Prime Minister to thank the girl for her activism and encourage her to continue fighting for the issues she is passionate about.

Applaud Government for Prosecuting War Criminals

Applaud Government for Prosecuting War Criminals

Two former government officials have been charged for crimes against humanity for their participation in the Cambodian Genocide nearly 40 years ago. Thank the Cambodian government for finally prosecuting these men for their violent actions.

Demand Justice for Babies Stolen by Priest

Demand Justice for Babies Stolen by Priest

A Chilean priest was found to be responsible for several illegal adoptions in the 1970s and 1980s. Sign the petition below and punish this priest who is responsible for lying to these mothers and stealing their children.

Denounce Jail Conditions in China

Denounce Jail Conditions in China

Human rights violations are common in China’s prisons, as evidenced by one human rights lawyer who was detained without a trial and tortured. Call on China to address these violations of basic human rights immediately.

Demand Justice for Transgender Student

Demand Justice for Transgender Student

A 13-year-old trans student was denied entry to her middle school after the institution’s administrators stated that they would not make accommodations to support the teen’s transformation. Sign the petition to urge authorities to charge the school’s administrators with discrimination.

Praise Pope’s Peace Mission

Praise Pope’s Peace Mission

North and South Korea seemingly are on the brink of war. Show your appreciation for Pope Francis attempting to settle the two countries.

Investigate Assassination Attempt Against Human Rights Worker

Investigate Assassination Attempt Against Human Rights Worker

A human rights activist was shot and nearly killed for investigating civilian murders and exposing corruption. Security forces witnessed the attack, yet they allowed the potential assassin to escape. Urge government officials to investigate the assassination attempt and bring the gunman to justice.

Applaud Initiative to Grant High School Diploma

Applaud Initiative to Grant High School Diploma

Decades ago, a former high school student was denied his high school diploma for defying a race segregation regulation. Praise the actions of two former classmates who made the initiative to correct the racial injustice decades afterwards.

Protect Farmworkers from Pesticide Poisoning

Protect Farmworkers from Pesticide Poisoning

More than 10,000 farmworkers become physically ill due to toxic pesticide exposure on the job each year. Demand that federal legislators do more to protect farmworkers’ health.

Praise Project to Bring Sanitation and Clean Water to Rural India

Praise Project to Bring Sanitation and Clean Water to Rural India

Efforts to bring clean water and sanitation to rural villages in India have been remarkably successful. Applaud this project and urge them to continue restoring human health and dignity across India.

Demand that Human Rights be Restored in Ferguson

Demand that Human Rights be Restored in Ferguson

Since the fatal shooting of a black teen by a police officer, protestors have taken to the street, sick of the racialized violence directed at African Americans. Restore the protestors’ right to protest, gather, and speak freely, and denounce the brutal military-style tactics utilized by the police.

Stop Abusing Human Rights Activists and Union Leaders

Stop Abusing Human Rights Activists and Union Leaders

Police and pro-government groups are attacking union leaders participating in a massive hunger strike. Human rights activists attempting to provide medical care to the protesting workers have been beaten and arrested. Stop this police brutality and excessive force before it’s too late.

Demand Justice for Peaceful Protestors Killed by Military

Demand Justice for Peaceful Protestors Killed by Military

More than 1,000 peaceful protestors were brutally murdered by their government, yet those responsible have gone unpunished. Demand that the guilty military personnel be held accountable for these violent murders.

Applaud Home-Rebuilding Initiative

Applaud Home-Rebuilding Initiative

Many Brooklyn residents’ homes are still in unlivable conditions due to Hurricane Sandy. Applaud the efforts of a not-for-profit organization to rebuild some of these damaged homes.

Demand Justice for Black Teen Murdered by Police

Demand Justice for Black Teen Murdered by Police

A young, innocent man was shot and killed by a police officer. The officer has not been brought to justice, and protesters against this police brutality have been attacked. Demand justice for the murdered teenager and make sure the officer is held accountable for his deadly actions.

Punish Egypt for Human Rights Violations

Punish Egypt for Human Rights Violations

Activists were recently denied entry into Egypt, a clear violation of international human rights law. This is only the latest violation in a recent string of human rights abuses committed by the military-backed government. Demand that the government be punished for its illegal actions.

Stop Police From Intimidating Protesters

Stop Police From Intimidating Protesters

With protests erupting in Missouri, the police have responded with tear gas, rubber bullets, and other intimidation techniques. Demand the governor to stop this unruly conduct by the police force.

Reform Corrupt Institution of Dirty Cops and Corrections Officers

Reform Corrupt Institution of Dirty Cops and Corrections Officers

Cops in Albania who accept bribes and beat confessions out of suspects are not being prosecuted, which sends the message that the government condones these actions against its own people. Help us take a stand against these corrupt institutions.

End the Militarization of Police Forces

End the Militarization of Police Forces

The use of high-powered, military grade weapons at a peaceful protest has sparked national concern over the militarization of America’s police forces. Sign the petition to end this devastating epidemic.

Applaud NBA Team for Hiring First Female Assistant Coach

Applaud NBA Team for Hiring First Female Assistant Coach

The San Antonio Spurs announced that Becky Hammon would be joining their coaching staff. After retiring from the WNBA, she will be the first full-time female coach in the NBA. Sign the petition and applaud the Spurs for setting this precedent.

Success: Target Publicly Supports Gay Marriage

Success: Target Publicly Supports Gay Marriage

American retailing company Target has faced controversy in the past for failing to openly support LGBT rights and same-sex marriage. The company recently took a public stand in support of same-sex marriage, and this important step must be applauded. Sign the petition to thank Target for publicly supporting human rights.

Urge Country to Release Accurate Human Rights Report

Urge Country to Release Accurate Human Rights Report

A country known for its rampant human rights abuse is going to publish a report detailing a bright future. This report is a fabricated lie. Urge the leader to instead publish an accurate picture of the country’s condition.

Help Children Trapped in Poverty

Help Children Trapped in Poverty

Around the world, children trapped in poverty are suffering from lack of access to education, medical care, and other basic human rights. Help end global poverty and protect children.

Thank Gubernatorial Candidate for Learning to Empathize with Homeless Population

Thank Gubernatorial Candidate for Learning to Empathize with Homeless Population

A candidate for governor recently experienced life as a homeless person in an effort to increase understanding of the issue. Homeless people are highly disadvantaged and benefit greatly from compassion and representation. Thank the candidate for doing his part.