Human Rights

Allow Transgender Students to Use Locker Rooms of their Gender Identity

Allow Transgender Students to Use Locker Rooms of their Gender Identity

A 17-year-old transgender student has been denied the right to use the women’s bathrooms and locker room, even though she has been publicly identifying herself as a woman for four years. Urge the school district to allow this student to be treated with equality and respect by permitting her usage of the women’s changing facilities.

Don’t Cut Off Food to Refugee Camps in Jordan

Don’t Cut Off Food to Refugee Camps in Jordan

More than 200,000 refugees were told via text message that they would no longer be receiving food aid from the U.N.’s World Food Programme. Tell the WFP to increase efforts to provide food aid to refugees rather than telling them they’re going to starve.

Success: UK Will Take Thousands More Syrian Refugees

Success: UK Will Take Thousands More Syrian Refugees

Thousands of Syrian refugees will now be allowed to seek asylum in the UK. Applaud this decision that extends love and assistance to humanity and hope that more countries will follow.

Justice for Students Killed and Injured in Sacramento School Shooting

Justice for Students Killed and Injured in Sacramento School Shooting

A petty fight turned into a shooting at a Sacramento college, leaving one killed and two injured. The gunman reportedly remains at large, meaning the entire community is at risk of harm. The victims and their families deserve justice, so please urge the District Attorney to ensure the alleged gunman receives a severe penalty when captured.

Success: California to End Indefinite Solitary Confinement

Success: California to End Indefinite Solitary Confinement

A far-reaching settlement with prisoners has altered California’s inhumane practice of solitary confinement. Thank the Center for Constitutional Rights, the plaintiffs and their attorney, and all other activists for creating this monumental victory in prison reform.

Justice for HIV Patients Whose Personal Information was Revealed in Mass Email

Justice for HIV Patients Whose Personal Information was Revealed in Mass Email

The personal details of 780 HIV patients were accidentally released in a mass email by a clinic in London. Urge officials to reconcile the situation with patients and make a plan to prevent this from happening in the future.

Justice for Teenager Allegedly Raped at Gunpoint in Public

Justice for Teenager Allegedly Raped at Gunpoint in Public

A young woman was allegedly raped at gunpoint behind a public building. Urge the District Attorney to help restore safety on the streets by ensuring the rapist receives the most severe penalty possible when he’s found.

Success: Clerk No Longer Allowed to Deny Marriage Licenses

Success: Clerk No Longer Allowed to Deny Marriage Licenses

A Kentucky clerk is no longer allowed to deny people the right to marry. Sign this petition to thank the Supreme Court for upholding their recent decision and ensuring everyone be treated equally when it comes to marriage.

Stop Violent Protests in Nepal Over New Constitution

Stop Violent Protests in Nepal Over New Constitution

Protests in Nepal over the newly proposed constitution turned violent recently, resulting in the death of seven police officers and a child. Urge the president of Nepal to come to a compromise with protesters over the new constitution to stop violent protests.

Allow Homeless to Keep Donated Shelters

Allow Homeless to Keep Donated Shelters

Individual temporary shelters called “tiny houses” for the homeless have been deemed illegal because the city finds them ugly. Demand that City Council allow the homeless to keep their donated shelters rather than forcing them back to the street.

Free Tortured Activist Jailed Without Charge

Free Tortured Activist Jailed Without Charge

A Saudi Arabian human rights activist is in need of medical attention and at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Sign the petition and demand that this prisoner of conscience be set free.

Justice for Indian Sisters Sentenced to Rape Punishment

Justice for Indian Sisters Sentenced to Rape Punishment

Two sisters in India have been ordered to be raped as punishment for their brother’s crime. Urge officials to stop the village council from carrying out this sickening punishment by signing the petition.

Success: Main Suspect in Bangkok Shrine Bombing Arrested

Success: Main Suspect in Bangkok Shrine Bombing Arrested

The main suspect in the recent Bangkok shrine bombing has been arrested. Applaud his capture and this step towards justice for the victims.

Don’t Let Young Children Go Hungry

Don’t Let Young Children Go Hungry

Hundreds of millions of children are chronically malnourished and at risk of permanent damage as a result. Support crucial programs that help make sure kids get the nutrition they need to grow up strong and healthy.

Save Homeless Children from Sex Trafficking

Save Homeless Children from Sex Trafficking

Homeless and runaway children are at terrifyingly high risk of being kidnapped by sex traffickers. Help ensure better protections to protect the most vulnerable kids from this horrendous industry.

Success: Dept. of Justice Warns Jindal that Defunding Planned Parenthood is Illegal

Success: Dept. of Justice Warns Jindal that Defunding Planned Parenthood is Illegal

The Department of Justice has warned Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal that cutting funding to Planned Parenthood violates federal law. Applaud the DOJ for standing up against these illegal actions and protecting Planned Parenthood.

Success: Anti-Abortion Activists Who Released Planned Parenthood Videos Under Legal Fire

Success: Anti-Abortion Activists Who Released Planned Parenthood Videos Under Legal Fire

The anti-abortion group The Center for Medical Progress is facing legal issues after releasing possibly illegal videos of conversations with Planned Parenthood about donating fetal tissue. Applaud the commencement of these investigations that will help achieve justice for all involved.

Abolish Ineffective and Inhumane Death Penalty

Abolish Ineffective and Inhumane Death Penalty

One nation could soon abolish the cruel and inhumane act of killing criminals via the death penalty. Studies by the United Nations have disproved the theory that the death penalty is a crime deterrent. Encourage officials to abolish the death penalty during a critical upcoming vote.

Disclose Whereabouts of Prominent Activist

Disclose Whereabouts of Prominent Activist

A well-known economist and outspoken critic of the government of the United Arab Emirates has been arrested. His location remains unknown and he is at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Sign the petition and demand to know his whereabouts.

Address the Refugee Crisis in Europe

Address the Refugee Crisis in Europe

Over 2,000 refugees and counting have died this year trying to seek asylum in Europe, and the European Union’s current refugee procedures are proving to be inadequate. Urge the EU to help these refugees by creating a sustainable asylum policy.

Fire Kentucky Clerk Who is Refusing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Fire Kentucky Clerk Who is Refusing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A Kentucky county clerk is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite the fact that she’s violating federal law. Demand a recall election be held to remove her for not doing her job.

Don’t Charge Mom Who Accidentally Left Baby in Shopping Cart

Don’t Charge Mom Who Accidentally Left Baby in Shopping Cart

A mother of four forgot her baby in a shopping cart. After public backlash, police have taken back their initial decision and are charging her with child endangerment. Demand that this innocent mother not be treated like a criminal as she’s already received enough punishment from the public.

Do Not Allow Women to be Raped as ‘Punishment’ for Brother’s Deeds

Do Not Allow Women to be Raped as ‘Punishment’ for Brother’s Deeds

An unofficial village council has demanded that two young Indian women be raped as ‘punishment’ for their brother eloping with a woman of a higher caste. Sign the petition and demand protection for the women and their family.

Free Man Jailed for Wearing Activist T-Shirt

Free Man Jailed for Wearing Activist T-Shirt

An Egyptian man has been tortured and held without trial as a prisoner of conscience for over a year and a half, all because of the logos on a T-shirt and scarf he wore. Sign the petition and demand his immediate release.

Prevent Hundreds of Forced Evictions

Prevent Hundreds of Forced Evictions

Thousands of people in three Nigerian communities are at risk of homelessness after the government decided to clear their neighborhoods through forced evictions. Sign the petition and remind Nigeria of its obligations under international human rights treaties.