Human Rights

Praise Guilty Verdict in Massacre of Iraqi Civilians

Praise Guilty Verdict in Massacre of Iraqi Civilians

Iraqi civilians, including women and children, were senselessly massacred by armed guards contracted by the United States government. Praise the court for bringing those responsible to justice.

Applaud State for Supporting Gay Marriage

Applaud State for Supporting Gay Marriage

A judge’s ruling has made Wyoming the 32nd state to support gay marriage. Sign the petition to applaud his efforts.

End Discrimination Against LGBT Jamaicans

End Discrimination Against LGBT Jamaicans

Jamaica’s violent anti-gay culture has made it the most dangerous country for LGBT people to reside in. Urge Prime Minister Portia Miller to let go of prejudice and support equality.

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Applaud Richard Dawkins for Rejecting Islamophobia

Richard Dawkins, a prominent public intellectual, recently had a change of heart regarding his views on Islam and conflict in the Middle East. Encourage him to continue to move away from Islamophobia towards an unbiased understanding of this complex issue.

Stop Police from Torturing Citizens

Stop Police from Torturing Citizens

The Mexican police force is using barbaric torture practices to obtain information from the country’s population. More than half of Mexico’s citizens are now terrified of law enforcement. Tell the president to protect its citizens by immediately halting this inhumane abuse.

Fire Pro-Rape Sports Commentator

Fire Pro-Rape Sports Commentator

An ESPN commentator said on live TV that the sexual assault charges against a famous basketball player were what gave him ‘sizzle.’ Demand that he be fired for promoting the idea that sexually assaulting women makes you cool.

End Intimidation of Fast Food Workers

End Intimidation of Fast Food Workers

Jimmy John’s has been forcing its employees to sign contracts saying they won’t work at other sandwich shops after leaving the company. Tell the CEO that this clear worker intimidation tactic is unacceptable.

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Stop Promoting ‘Liberal’ Islamophobia on Talk Show

Bill Maher, liberal comedian and advocate, recently made Islamophobic remarks on his show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher.’ Urge him to pursue a more open-minded view of Islam and of Muslim communities in the United States and around the world.

Fire Homophobic Bus Driver

Fire Homophobic Bus Driver

A bus driver in London publicly humiliated a gay couple who shared a kiss on his trolley, verbally abusing them and forcing them off the bus. Sign the petition to demand the immediate termination of this homophobic bus driver.

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Publicly Condemn Conservative’s Violent Threats

Ted Nugent, vocal conservative and member of the NRA’s Board of Directors, recently called for the deaths of a number of prominent liberal politicians. Demand the NRA prove it does not endorse this rhetoric by removing Nugent from its Board of Directors and publicly condemning his violent remarks.

Applaud Defense of Abuse Survivor’s Rights

Applaud Defense of Abuse Survivor’s Rights

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.

Justice for Teen Who was Brutally Gang Raped

Justice for Teen Who was Brutally Gang Raped

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.

Give Human Trafficking Victims the Assistance They Deserve

Give Human Trafficking Victims the Assistance They Deserve

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.

Success: Abducted Girls to be Freed

Success: Abducted Girls to be Freed

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.

Applaud Mayor Who Registered Gay Marriages

Applaud Mayor Who Registered Gay Marriages

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.

Demand Humane Treatment of Teenage Inmates

Demand Humane Treatment of Teenage Inmates

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.

Praise City for Abolishing Columbus Day

Praise City for Abolishing Columbus Day

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.

Don’t Let Teenage Girls Become Victims of Sex Trafficking

Don’t Let Teenage Girls Become Victims of Sex Trafficking

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.

End Harassment of Journalist

End Harassment of Journalist

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.

Immediately Release Parents and Children Detained for Over a Year

Immediately Release Parents and Children Detained for Over a Year

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.

Success: Texas Abortion Clinics to Remain Open

Success: Texas Abortion Clinics to Remain Open

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.

End Slavery on Cotton Plantations

End Slavery on Cotton Plantations

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.

Resist Hateful Attacks Against Gay Couples

Resist Hateful Attacks Against Gay Couples

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.

Thank Vatican for Accepting Gays into Church

Thank Vatican for Accepting Gays into Church

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.

Don’t Lower Minimum Marriage Age for Girls

Don’t Lower Minimum Marriage Age for Girls

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.