A 13-year-old Indian girl was recently raped as a punishment for her brother’s crime. Help protect other innocent girls from acts of sexual violence by demanding that those responsible for this brutal assault be severely punished.
In April 2014, 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by an Islamic Jihadist group in Nigeria. Sign this petition and demand that the United States play a bigger role as 200 girls still remain missing and in danger.
Media outlets are being censored and journalists prevented from exercising their right to freedom of expression in Hong Kong. Urge authorities to allow journalists to pursue their right to free speech, and protect reporters from brutal attacks.
A camera hidden in a public restroom took pornographic photos that were uploaded to social media website Tumblr. Now, the site is refusing to remove these illegally obtained pictures. Demand that Tumblr remove pornographic images taken without the subjects’ consent.
There has been a dramatic rise in child abuse images posted to commonly used areas of the Internet. Implement cyber tip lines for communications companies and the public to report online child abuse.
Voz, a Latino labor group, recently refused to cut ties with an organization that supports marriage equality. For this, they were denied a $75,000 grant. Thank Voz for staying true to the cause of equal rights even in the face of such losses.
A lesbian student was expelled from her university after marrying her long-time partner. Demand that the university reinstate this student and issue an apology for its discriminatory conduct.
A terrorist group has killed over two thousand people within six months. This staggering loss of life should warn the government of the destruction that will come. Urge the government to do everything in its power to ensure the safety of its people.
The people of the United Kingdom are subject to severe violations of privacy due to a law that requires media companies to keep records of communication. Such a massive and unethical law should not go into effect, and must be stopped immediately.
Thousands of young refugees are fleeing deadly violence in Central America. While some American politicians have welcomed them, others have protested any attempt to offer humanitarian aid. Urge a critical governor to show compassion and help provide safe, temporary shelter in his state.
Millions of people survive on less than $1 per day. Pledge to play a proactive role in raising awareness about poverty issues that affect families and children.
A gay Oklahoma student was expelled from her conservative Christian university, just months before graduation, after administrators found out about her marriage to her longtime partner. Sign the petition to support LGBT people’s pursuit of a faith-based education.
One mayor is proposing a ban on same-sex kissing in public. This assault on human rights is morally reprehensible and must be stopped. Support same-sex couples and denounce this terrible attack on love.
Inmates at a federal super-maximum prison spend a prolonged period of time in solitary confinement, where their mental health quickly deteriorates. Such treatment of another human being is cruel and inhumane, and must be halted at once.
The Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law mandating that anti-abortion protestors stay at least 35 feet away from abortion clinics. Praise state officials for quickly introducing a new bill to protect patients and staff.
With a homeless youth population of approximately 10,000, Uganda faces a unique crisis as children begin to make up the largest demographic group living in poverty. Sign the petition to save these children from further exploitation.
A peace activist and loving grandmother was recently sentenced to prison for protesting drone warfare and its slaughter of civilians. Uphold her right to non-violent activism, and demand her immediate release.
A child labor bill intended to alleviate Bolivia’s dire economic situation would deprive children of an education, hindering their mental development and threatening their physical health. Urge the President of Bolivia to abolish this ludicrous bill.
Immigrant children are crossing our borders to escape dangerous and violent living conditions in their home countries. With no regard for the safety of these children, certain lawmakers are calling for their immediate deportation. Tell these officials to reconsider and to provide asylum for children in need of refuge.
After years of media attacks and speculations on his sexual orientation, a former Olympian has publicly expressed his homosexuality. Applaud the athlete’s brave decision to be open about his sexuality.
A transgender teenager who was wrongly imprisoned has been released to a juvenile psychiatric facility. Thank the Governor of Connecticut for responding to the issue and coming out in support of rehabilitation.
Modern slavery and human trafficking are being used to supply seafood to U.S. grocery chains. Help end slavery in the fishing industry and demand fair working conditions.
Pregnant women suffering from addiction are being jailed, and may even have their children taken from them. Sign this petition to call for giving these women medical help to overcome addiction instead of throwing them behind bars.
Police investigated a woman for shopping at her local gardening store, proceeding to sift through her trash and monitor her electricity bills. Then, they used this information to ask for a warrant to raid her house, despite having no evidence of criminal activity. Demand that the ‘evidence’ obtained through their senseless search is not used in court against this woman.
Thousands of children fleeing violence in their home countries are being compared to invaders that must be repelled by any means necessary. In reality, they are innocent children seeking a better life free from death and fear. Help stop dangerous and misleading characterizations of refugees.