Human Rights

Stop Trying to Treat Transgender Students as Mentally Ill

Stop Trying to Treat Transgender Students as Mentally Ill

Transgender students are suffering from mental disorders and should not be accommodated in public schools, according to a virulently transphobic far-right group. Demand that this group end its efforts to discriminate against transgender students at once.

Prevent Arms Dealers’ Profiting from Sectarian Violence

Prevent Arms Dealers’ Profiting from Sectarian Violence

Companies should not profit by enabling authoritarian governments and exploiting complex religious and national conflicts. However, private American weapons firms stand to make money from sales to a coalition of Arab allies, including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, with histories of human rights violations. Tell our Defense Department to reduce the number of weapons exported to the region.

Applaud Company for Eliminating Gender Wage Gap

Applaud Company for Eliminating Gender Wage Gap

A large company will be implementing a program designed to tackle the wage disparity between men and women. Praise these efforts that help women advance in the workforce.

Help End Forced Marriages

Help End Forced Marriages

Thousands of women each year are unwillingly married off, and resource centers are crucial to help these individuals. Support a resource center for helping liberate women from forced marriages.

Praise Austria for Recognizing Armenian Genocide

Praise Austria for Recognizing Armenian Genocide

Austria’s parliament had a moment of silence to recognize the victims of the Armenian genocide. Praise this recognition in spite of opposition from Turkey.

Stop Promoting Offensive Native American Stereotypes in New Movie

Stop Promoting Offensive Native American Stereotypes in New Movie

An offensive script has caused Native American actors to walk off of the set of Adam Sandler’s latest movie. The upcoming film features an inaccurate portrayal of Apache culture with many racist stereotypes. Please encourage Sandler to reconsider these offensive jokes and to accurately depict Native American culture.

End Unconstitutional Imprisonment of Journalists

End Unconstitutional Imprisonment of Journalists

Nine journalists have been awaiting trial for terrorism charges for over a year, while several more are languishing in prison on similar trumped-up charges. Demand that they are released and that Ethiopia work to uphold press freedoms.

Justice For Six Babies Killed By Their Mother

Justice For Six Babies Killed By Their Mother

A woman admitted to killing six of her babies after giving birth. She is eligible for parole after thirty years. Urge authorities to revoke her chance for parole.

Young Girl Ripped From Classroom By Mexican Police is Unacceptable

Young Girl Ripped From Classroom By Mexican Police is Unacceptable

A young girl was taken from her classroom because a woman in Texas thought she was her daughter. Mexican Foreign Ministry must investigate claims like this further before taking such measures.

Prevent Vatican Ambassador from Speaking at Anti-LGBT Rally

Prevent Vatican Ambassador from Speaking at Anti-LGBT Rally

A member of the Vatican is planning to speak at an upcoming anti-LGBT rally. Sign this petition to tell the Pope to pull this member from the rally’s speaking roster, ensuring his historic message of love and positivity goes unshaken.

Don’t Rehire Alleged Killer Cop Onto Police Force

Don’t Rehire Alleged Killer Cop Onto Police Force

A cop who allegedly shot and killed a seven-year-old girl is being rehired by his old police department. Demand that the police department reverse its decision and not rehire the cop back into its ranks.

Applaud Company’s New Minimum Wage of $70,000 a Year

Applaud Company’s New Minimum Wage of $70,000 a Year

The minimum wage at a Seattle company has been increased to $70,000 a year, while the CEO cut his own salary to the same amount. Applaud this CEO’s generous and influential decision to improve the quality of life for his employees.

Praise Hillary Clinton for Supporting LGBT Rights

Praise Hillary Clinton for Supporting LGBT Rights

Hillary Clinton strongly supported marriage equality in her presidential candidacy video. Praise her for being a warrior for human rights and LGBT people.

Punish Students for Organizing “Anti-Gay” Day

Punish Students for Organizing “Anti-Gay” Day

Students staged an “anti-gay” day at their school during which they allegedly harassed and assaulted LGBT students. Sign here to demand that they be harshly punished for their hatred.

Bring Men to Justice After Alleged Gang Rape of Young Woman

Bring Men to Justice After Alleged Gang Rape of Young Woman

A young woman was allegedly gang raped by four British Royal Navy men while in Halifax, Canada. Bring these men to justice and provide peace of mind to the victim and her family.

Stop Transphobic Ballot Initiative

Stop Transphobic Ballot Initiative

Transphobes are trying to legalize anti-trans witch hunts in bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers, denying transgender and nonbinary people the right to use facilities that are consistent with their gender identities. Demand that the hateful proposal that would legalize this be abandoned at once.

Urge Presidential Candidates to Focus on Police Brutality

Urge Presidential Candidates to Focus on Police Brutality

American citizens want presidential candidates to focus on ending police brutality, as there are many citizens who are not treated equally under the law. Sign this petition to stop prejudice and discrimination in the police department.

Success: Malawi Bans Child Marriages

Success: Malawi Bans Child Marriages

Child marriage was recently banned in Malawi, which had a reputation for having the highest child marriage rate in the world. Thank the activists both here at ForceChange and around the world who helped make this happen.

Stop Biased Police Brutality Investigation

Stop Biased Police Brutality Investigation

A black man’s spine was broken after an encounter with police, leading to his death. The city police department is now planning on selecting a panel to investigate their own officers. Demand that city officials instead find an unbiased source to select an independent panel for the investigation and ensure basic justice.

Punish Teacher for Allegedly Putting Asthmatic Student in Chokehold

Punish Teacher for Allegedly Putting Asthmatic Student in Chokehold

A teacher allegedly put a student with asthma in a chokehold to diffuse a fight between him and another student. Please sign this petition to ask authorities to punish the teacher for incorrectly handling a student and ask the school system to train instructors on how to properly handle student altercations.

Fire High School Police Officer for Allegedly Attacking Student

Fire High School Police Officer for Allegedly Attacking Student

A student was allegedly attacked by a police officer at his high school for smoking. The police are supposed to protect us, not enforce the rules with thoughtless violence. Sign here to demand this officer be removed from his position immediately.

Release Unjustly Charged Protesters

Release Unjustly Charged Protesters

A large group of activists has been arrested while protesting a third-term presidential re-election bid despite the country’s two-term limit. Many of those arrested could face life-long prison sentences if charged. Demand the government release all activists and drop the charges against them.

Demand Azerbaijan Improve Human Rights

Demand Azerbaijan Improve Human Rights

Human rights violations including wrongful imprisonment and limitations on fundamental freedoms are being perpetrated against the citizens of Azerbaijan. It is time the people were allowed to participate in a free and fair election. Urge U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to impose sanctions on Azerbaijan for abusing human rights, and help the citizens get the quality of life they deserve.

Help Ebola-Stricken Countries Rebuild and Recover

Help Ebola-Stricken Countries Rebuild and Recover

Nations afflicted by the devastating Ebola outbreak are struggling to rebuild while also repaying massive debts to international banks. Urge world lending institutions to relieve debt to Ebola-stricken countries and help them recover from a humanitarian disaster.

Praise Decision to Recognize Civil Unions

Praise Decision to Recognize Civil Unions

Civil unions between same-sex couples will now be recognized in Chile. Praise the decision to grant same-sex couples equal rights.