Mentally ill inmates in a women’s correctional facility have faced punishment tantamount to torture. Inmates being hog tied, deprived of food and water, left naked for hours and forced into solitary confinement are just a few of the allegations. Tell the Department of Corrections that such treatment will not be tolerated.
A new HIV law violates the human rights of countless individuals struggling with the deadly disease. Urge the amendment of this unnecessary and intrusive law.
A developer aims to build Grand Canyon tourist attractions on a site that is sacred to local Native American tribes. Tell him to halt his plans to destroy this pristine natural beauty and to desecrate the sacred site of the Navajo, Zumi, and Hopi tribes.
A recent report uncovered the torture and deaths of hundreds of protesters killed by police forces in Sudan. Sign the petition to demand that the Sudanese government stop these human rights violations immediately and bring justice to those who have been injured or killed.
Homosexuality would be a punishable offense if a proposed law is passed in Gambia. Urge the president to amend this discriminatory law and help protect the rights of LGBT Gambians.
Many states are trying to ban gay marriage, even though the Supreme Court has already ruled that same-sex marriages are legal. Tell the Supreme Court Justices to stop states from undermining the rights of same-sex couples.
A daycare owner was caught duct taping children to their sleep mats and denying them water, though the school remains open and the owner is merely barred from the property. Tell officials to prosecute this abusive woman.
A human rights activist has been arrested and sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labor for organizing peaceful protests. He must be granted presidential amnesty before even more years are added to his sentence.
Thousands of people, including children, live in refugee camps where the threat of violence is constant. Help end this humanitarian crisis and secure a safer future for destitute families.
A young man was sentenced to 14 years in prison after embedding a hammer into his gay roommate’s skull. Sign the petition to applaud the efforts of the prosecution.
Homosexuals may soon be sentenced to life in prison solely because of their sexual preference if a new bill is approved by the president of Gambia. Stop this injustice by urging the president not to support this unethical law.
Soldiers have been sexually exploiting and abusing poverty-stricken women without consequence. Urge the Minister of Defense to put an end to these injustices.
French women’s reproductive rights have been expanded, thanks to new legislation that protects a woman’s right to choose. Praise France’s efforts to empower women and achieve gender equality.
A boy was sent home from his first day of kindergarten for having hair the school considered too long despite his religious beliefs against cutting hair. The school administrators should immediately rectify their ignorant and offensive actions and evaluate their sexist policies.
While under police surveillance, two British human rights workers disappeared after checking out of their hotel. The government of Qatar must release them immediately and punish anyone involved in their abduction.
A man recording a militarized police raid on a neighbor’s home was wrongfully accused of interference and arrested. Demand that the arbitrary charges against him are dropped.
Famine and chronic hunger keep millions of children, women and families trapped in a cycle of poverty. Pledge to help give women the tools to free their families from hunger.
A little league star and his family were facing homelessness until a local businessman offered to pay the family’s rent for one year. Thank this kind man for making a difference in the life of this young boy and his family.
Women and girls are being abducted by human traffickers to be sold as brides. The act of buying and selling human beings is illegal and the prime minister should stop this business by making the country understand that men and women are both equally important to society.
A massive tobacco organization pledged not to hire child workers under the age of sixteen. Praise them for their stance and encourage them to be a role model for other tobacco companies.
Almost one in four homeless children have been sexually exploited for commercial purposes. Help protect this vulnerable segment of the population from further acts of horrific abuse.
Migrants seeking new homes are held indefinitely in cramped cells under poor conditions, awaiting decisions about their future. The conditions are deplorable for the adult detainees, but even worse for the children of detained migrant families. Urge the government of this country to implement new systems for these families to keep children safe.
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade traditionally has been an event that excludes the gay community altogether. Please support the change of heart that resulted in the inclusion of gay groups in the Roman Catholic Church’s festivities.
An editor and blogger has been secretly arrested by police for his work documenting human rights abuses. Withholding any information from his family and his lawyer, the police refuse to acknowledge that they’re even detaining him. Free this human rights worker before further abuses are inflicted on him.
A sixteen-year-old girl who won a beauty pageant has had her title revoked after refusing to get breast implants. Demand that the pageant apologize for this blatant body shaming and sexism and support this beauty queen who has proven her self-respect and self-confidence.