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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Further restrictions on public protests and political discourse were recently imposed on Russian citizens. Help return to them their right to free speech.
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.
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.
A woman recently converted old buses into mobile showers for the homeless. Show your appreciation for her compassionate work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.