Human Rights

Demand Monk Apologize for Sexist Comments

Demand Monk Apologize for Sexist Comments

A monk called a United Nations reporter a “whore” in public because she reported on human rights abuse. Urge the monk to issue an apology for his sexist remarks by signing this petition.

Don’t Ban Feminists from Wikipedia

Don’t Ban Feminists from Wikipedia

Wikipedia is banning feminist editors from writing about gender and sexuality, leaving it in the hands of sexist editors to explain these important topics. Demand that the site stop silencing women.

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Protect the LGBT Community’s Civil Rights

A bigoted legislator is trying to make LGBT people second-class citizens by promoting homophobic bills, including one that would give businesses the legal right to discriminate against the LGBT community. Demand that the lawmaker halt her hateful efforts at once.

Stop Child Sex Trafficking

Stop Child Sex Trafficking

Children need protection from the predatory sex trafficking industry. Call for action to save kids from sexual slavery and end the horrific sex trade for good.

Punish Hockey Player for Domestic Abuse

Punish Hockey Player for Domestic Abuse

NHL defenseman Slava Voynov is suspended indefinitely from any NHL activities, pending trial. Voynov is accused of punching and choking his wife, Marta Varlomova, causing her to require stitches. Should he be found guilty, ban Voynov from any further involvement with the NHL.

Justice for Black Teenaged Girl Who Died in Police Custody

Justice for Black Teenaged Girl Who Died in Police Custody

A black teenage mother died from as yet unexplained causes while in police custody. The family of the victim has yet to see justice and police are blaming the victim for her own death. Demand further state and federal investigation into this tragic and unnecessary death.

Protect Girls from Sex Trafficking

Protect Girls from Sex Trafficking

The sex trade is alive and thriving in the United States, where thousands of girls and young women are forced to have sex with strangers. Urge President Obama to end this vile trade by signing this petition.

Stop Trying to ‘Fix’ Gay People

Stop Trying to ‘Fix’ Gay People

India’s prime minister has declared that he wants to make gay people “normal” by opening centers to treat them. Please sign this petition to demand he apologize for his offensive statements and abandon his ridiculous proposal.

Justice for Mentally Ill Prison Inmate Who Died of Neglect

Justice for Mentally Ill Prison Inmate Who Died of Neglect

A mentally ill inmate was allegedly denied medication, food, and mental health care for almost six days, and engaged in self-harm while guards failed to intervene. Demand that the guards involved in this abhorrent neglect be prosecuted.

Applaud Decision to Provide Vegan Meals to Soldiers

Applaud Decision to Provide Vegan Meals to Soldiers

Soldiers now have convenient access to vegan meals and leather-free boots. Thank military officials for the decision to allow soldiers to live plant-based lifestyles.

Demand U.S. Support for “Children’s Treaty”

Demand U.S. Support for “Children’s Treaty”

All children deserve an education and freedom from torture, yet the United States still refuses to ratify the “children’s treaty.” Call on the nation’s leaders to quit stalling and stand up for the rights of young people everywhere.

Support National Funding for Abortions

Support National Funding for Abortions

Federal funding for abortions have been cut off, leaving states to fund the procedure themselves. This situation also places women in harm’s way, as it violates their reproductive rights. Urge Congress to remove this law immediately by signing this petition.

Don’t Withhold Pension Benefit from Same-Sex Widow

Don’t Withhold Pension Benefit from Same-Sex Widow

The widow of a same-sex marriage is being denied a spousal benefit package by FedEx, which claims the marriage is invalid. Demand that the company stop its blatant discrimination and pay out the fairly-earned package.

Praise Appointment of Transgender Physician General

Praise Appointment of Transgender Physician General

A transgender woman has been appointed as a Physician General, which is the first time in history a trans person has been put into this position. Praise the governor who made this decision for promoting the rights and representation of transgender people everywhere.

Support Right to Die With Dignity

Support Right to Die With Dignity

A woman was forced to move after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer because the right to die is not legal in her state. Urge California’s governor to legalize assisted suicide as a humane solution for those who are suffering from a terminal illness.

Don’t Allow Homophobic Business Practices

Don’t Allow Homophobic Business Practices

LGBT persons could be denied service at many businesses in Virginia if a law passes giving business owners the right to deny service to homosexuals. Please stop this discriminatory law before America reverts to its history of senseless discrimination.

Revoke Unethical Full-Face Veil Ban

Revoke Unethical Full-Face Veil Ban

A ban on full-face veils is in violation of the right to freedom of expression. Urge the prime minister to strike down this ban at once, as it is discriminatory and promotes violence against women.

Thank City for Creating Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Thank City for Creating Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

All single-occupancy restrooms in West Hollywood, California will now be gender neutral. Thank the city for protecting transgender individuals, who are often harassed when using the restroom.

Support Freedom of Speech in Wake of Violent Attacks

Support Freedom of Speech in Wake of Violent Attacks

Authorities are arresting and prosecuting those who have spoken offensively after the attacks on a satirical newspaper. Tell the prime minister and security forces to mind freedom of speech rights, as this right is inherent to all human beings.

Implement Safety Guidelines for Ship Breakers

Implement Safety Guidelines for Ship Breakers

Ship breakers face terrible conditions that are incredibly dangerous to their health and the environment, though they are an integral part of the recycling of ship components once vessels are too old to operate. Demand the government implement safety guidelines for ship breaking to protect workers and the local ecosystems.

Applaud Success of Housing Initiative for the Homeless

Applaud Success of Housing Initiative for the Homeless

Utah has lowered homelessness by over 75 percent with a program designed to find and house the chronically homeless with no strings attached. Praise the initiative’s direct approach, which has proven highly successful.

Protect Family Targeted by Paramilitaries

Protect Family Targeted by Paramilitaries

A woman fighting for justice for her murdered daughter has been threatened and harassed for over a decade, and other members of her family have been subjected to violence as well. Sign the petition and demand that Colombia investigate acts of violence against the family and punish those responsible.

Support Raising State’s Minimum Wage

Support Raising State’s Minimum Wage

New York’s cost of living is constantly on the rise, but wages are not increasing at the same pace. Support the governor’s proposal to increase the minimum wage to allow people to support themselves and their families.

Don’t Leave Oil Spill Victims Stranded Without Drinking Water

Don’t Leave Oil Spill Victims Stranded Without Drinking Water

A ruptured oil pipeline spilled up to 50,000 gallons of crude into and around the Yellowstone River. Pristine wildlife habitats and drinking water for many residents may have been damaged. Until the water can be deemed safe to drink, demand that the owner of the pipeline provide clean water to all those who have been affected.

Prosecute Officers Who Beat Asylum Seekers

Prosecute Officers Who Beat Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers and migrants are routinely abused by police officers. You can stop this gross injustice by signing this petition and urging the mayor of the city to investigate and prosecute officers responsible for inflicting harm upon another human being.