Human Rights

Success: Mother Released After Ridiculous ‘Abandonment’ Arrest

Success: Mother Released After Ridiculous ‘Abandonment’ Arrest

A mother arrested for allowing her daughter to play at a park unaccompanied while she worked has been released and her child has been returned. Applaud those responsible for reuniting this working mother with her daughter.

Applaud Overturn of Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Applaud Overturn of Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage is still not a legal right in every state in the United States. However, many states are starting to legalize a more inclusive law on marriage. Applaud a state’s recent overturning of the same-sex marriage ban.

Save Children Affected by Humanitarian Crisis

Save Children Affected by Humanitarian Crisis

Children fleeing violence and extreme hunger are at risk of being turned away from the U.S. by anti-immigration politicians. Stop these ‘public servants’ from violating children’s rights and hamstringing 3.7 billion in aid.

Punish Teens Who Killed Homeless for Sport

Punish Teens Who Killed Homeless for Sport

Two homeless men were brutally murdered by three teenagers with a history of antagonizing the less fortunate. Urge the government to prosecute these teens for their blatant disregard for life.

Praise Community that Banned Female Genital Mutilation

Praise Community that Banned Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation has been banned in a small African community, saving hundreds of young girls from unnecessary pain and humiliation. Thank community leaders for putting an end to this brutal, sexist practice.

Support Freedom of Expression for Japanese Artist

Support Freedom of Expression for Japanese Artist

An artist was recently jailed over obscenity charges for distributing artistic interpretations of her vagina. Support her fight to challenge cultural perceptions of female bodies through artistic expression.

Investigate Botched Execution and End Death Penalty

Investigate Botched Execution and End Death Penalty

After he was administered a lethal injection, an Arizona death row inmate gasped and gulped for almost two hours before he finally died. Denounce the inhumane suffering caused by this botched execution and abolish the death penalty in the state.

Boycott Doughnut Shop for Banning Four-Year-Old

Boycott Doughnut Shop for Banning Four-Year-Old

A four-year-old boy was recently banned from a doughnut store after asking a woman if she was pregnant when she was not. Boycott this doughnut store until they rectify their immoral actions.

Repeal Anti-Protest Laws

Repeal Anti-Protest Laws

Further restrictions on public protests and political discourse were recently imposed on Russian citizens. Help return to them their right to free speech.

Applaud Teen’s Activism to Bring Back Abducted Schoolgirls

Applaud Teen’s Activism to Bring Back Abducted Schoolgirls

Over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in Nigeria by a religious terrorist group and have yet to be found. One young woman, Malala Yousafzai, has rekindled the fire to fight for the girls’ freedom through her passion for equality and education for all women. Praise Yousafzai for her activism in the face of adversity.

Criticize Building’s ‘Poor Door’ for Low-Income Residents

Criticize Building’s ‘Poor Door’ for Low-Income Residents

A new ‘poor door’ has been created for affordable housing residents to prevent them from using the building’s main entrance. Tell the building company to end its discrimination against low-income tenants and allow all residents to use the main entryways.

Applaud Development of Mobile Showers for the Homeless

Applaud Development of Mobile Showers for the Homeless

A woman recently converted old buses into mobile showers for the homeless. Show your appreciation for her compassionate work.

Supporters of LGBTQ rights parade in Helsinki, Finland.

Don’t Force Citizens to Choose Between Love and Gender Identity

Finnish transgender citizens are required to have a surgical procedure in order to legally change genders. Furthermore, Finland does not recognize same-sex marriage, thus forcing transgender married couples to enter a domestic partnership or divorce. Stop this human rights injustice: no one should have to choose between love and his or her gender identity.

Tell Sports Federation to Abolish Gender Testing

Tell Sports Federation to Abolish Gender Testing

A promising female athlete from India was recently denied the right to compete because she failed a dehumanizing gender test. Sign the petition to tell the sports federation to abolish this discriminatory practice.

Denounce Guardians for Starving Boy

Denounce Guardians for Starving Boy

A seven-year-old boy was admitted to a hospital for being severely malnourished, and those to blame for his condition are his mother and grandparents. The caretakers should be denounced for their actions, as no child should suffer this long without food.

Demand Samsung Stop Worker Abuse and Child Labor

Demand Samsung Stop Worker Abuse and Child Labor

End Samsung’s rampant worker abuse and violation of child labor laws. Tell the CEO that you won’t tolerate such vile actions. Boycott Samsung products until they create safer working conditions.

Lift Travel Ban on Crimean Activist

Lift Travel Ban on Crimean Activist

An activist who recently traveled outside his homeland has been barred from returning, a clear violation of his human right to freedom of movement. Demand that his travel ban be revoked and that all activists receive the fair treatment they deserve.

Demand Justice for Six-Year-Old Raped by School Staff

Demand Justice for Six-Year-Old Raped by School Staff

A six-year-old girl was recently raped by both a security guard and a gym teacher at her school in Bangalore. Demand justice for this young victim and punish her predators to the fullest extent of the law.

Hold Russia Accountable for Airplane Tragedy

Hold Russia Accountable for Airplane Tragedy

Armed rebels shot down a civilian aircraft over the Ukraine, killing all of the 298 passengers on board. Demand that immediate action be taken to end the conflict in Ukraine that caused this tragedy.

Demand Justice for Teenager Murdered by Police

Demand Justice for Teenager Murdered by Police

A teenage boy was recently gunned down by policemen, leaving the boy dead but no officers hurt. There is no evidence that the boy was dangerous, and police will not release video of the shooting. Take action to discipline the officers who committed this lethal crime and help end unwarranted violence by law enforcers.

Improve Medical Care for Rape Victims

Improve Medical Care for Rape Victims

A mentally challenged rape victim was recently made to wait naked for three hours before receiving a medical examination. Demand changes to hospital procedures and facilities in order to ensure that victims of sexual assault receive timely care.

Stop the Legalization of Child Labor

Stop the Legalization of Child Labor

Child labor may soon become legal in Bolivia. Tell the President of Bolivia that children belong in schools, not in the workplace, and urge him not to sign this unethical proposal into law.

Protect Children at Disney World from Sexual Predators

Protect Children at Disney World from Sexual Predators

In light of recent sex stings that have led to the arrests of several Disney World employees, it is important that stricter precautions are taken before hiring prospective employees. Sign this petition to ensure that the millions of minors who visit Disney World are kept safe from sexual predators.

Save Children from Homelessness and Violence

Save Children from Homelessness and Violence

Street children are constantly harassed by the police, and are often beaten with batons and wires. Urge the government to hold the police accountable and to provide homeless children with safe accommodations and basic health care.

Applaud Pope for Acknowledging Sex Abuse Crimes

Applaud Pope for Acknowledging Sex Abuse Crimes

Until now, the Catholic Church has refused to take responsibility for the sex abuse scandals that have occurred. Applaud Pope Francis for ensuring that victims’ voices are heard.