Recently, an elderly Alzheimer’s patient was shot dead after wandering into a Georgia resident’s yard in a state of confusion. Ask Georgia to repeal the law stating that citizens are not required to attempt to avoid a potentially dangerous situation before employing the use of lethal force.
In detaining arrestees and checking their immigration status, police departments often hold innocent people for long periods of time. Individual police departments can choose not to observe this federal policy, and the Seattle Police Department has recently done just that. Thank the Seattle Police Department for deciding to stop issuing immigration holds on low-level offenders.
Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide (GROW) is an incredible organization that helps at-risk youth in Thailand escape abusive circumstances. Sign this petition to support GROW’s efforts to rescue and nurture innocent children.
A seventh-grader is standing up for her right to wrestle on her school’s only team. Applaud her bravery in setting an example to end discrimination in school sports.
A disturbing type of violence in which men pour dangerous acid on women has taken root in India. One young, female victim of such an attack has spearheaded a movement to end them once and for all. Support her and her government’s efforts to end acid attacks.
Coca-Cola recently announced that it would be implementing a set of comprehensive commitments to protect land rights for local and indigenous communities. Thank them for setting an example in the food and beverage industry and encourage them to continue being a leader in protecting environmental and human rights.
A former high school teacher was recently found guilty of raping fourteen-year-old girl. He served only thirty-one days in jail for his crime. This ruling is unacceptable, does not meet state requirements, and should be immediately overturned. Demand the Montana Supreme Court send this man back to jail.
Recent peaceful protests in Egypt have resulted in the arrests of over two dozen individuals. These prisoners of conscience have been tortured and arrested without warrants, and they have initiated a hunger strike to protest their treatment. Help resolve this dire situation–sign the petition and demand an immediate release to prisoners of conscience in Egypt.
An initiative that would limit excessive CEO salaries was recently proposed in Switzerland. Enormous salaries offered to high-level executives promote income inequality and are a detriment to social and economic health – it’s time they were controlled. Support this initiative and encourage similar legislation across the globe.
A pregnant woman was confined against her will in a psychiatric facility, sedated, and given a forced Caesarean section. Her child was stolen out of her womb by the state and never returned to her. Please sign this petition to demand justice for this woman.
A musician was recently found guilty of abusing his celebrity to sexually assault and rape children as young as 11 months old. Condemn him for this perverted and corrupt behavior.
The focus of community service should be on helping those in need in ways that are effective and enduring. Sign this petition to encourage an attitudinal shift in how volunteers approach community service.
A new, creatively presented book dispels negative connotations about gender and sexuality, promoting positive images of the LGBT community. Support the efforts of the creators and activists who made this project possible.
A woman sentenced to twenty years in prison for firing a warning shot in self-defense was recently released on bail, and her case is scheduled to be retried. Demand that the prosecution drop all charges against this domestic violence victim.
Female Syrian refugees are being sexually harassed by their employers, landlords and faith- based aid distributors in Lebanon. By signing this petition you are telling authorities to investigate their cases and allow these women to report them without fear.
Gap, Inc. has recently put out a new ad featuring a Sikh model. The advertisement was vandalized with racist comments, and the company quickly responded to address the issue. Thank Gap, Inc. for their commitment to equality.
Afghanistan may re-legalizing a deadly punishment for adulterers – stoning to death. The process is simple but extremely cruel: criminals are killed slowly and painfully as a group of people throw stones at them until they die. This punishment has been for more than a decade, make sure it doesn’t come back.
A woman was recently maced in her genital area after corrections officers alleged that she was hiding drugs. Support an end to brutal attacks against inmates and those suspected of crime.
Moroccan law states that victims of rape must marry their attackers. This law causes great distress and leads some women to take their own lives. Sign this petition and demand an end to this draconian law.
When a waitress was confronted with no tip and homophobic messages on a receipt, she responded by posting the receipt on Facebook and raising awareness about LGBTQ harassment. Applaud her for reminding us why it is always better to act in compassion than hate.
Mabruk bin Ali al-Sai’ari has been tried and convicted of the same crime three times, despite an appalling lack of evidence. He has never confessed to the charges against him, even though he has been tortured and denied legal counsel. Nothing about his case is up to international fair trial standards. Sign the petition and urge Saudi authorities to take an impartial look at al-Sai’ari’s case and investigate his allegations of torture.
Zimbabwe recently dropped charges against a prominent human rights activist. This is a big step forward for a government that has routinely oppressed its people in the past. Commend Zimbabwe for taking a step in the right direction.
The U.S. government has been invading online privacy all around the world. Tell Google, one of the most influential companies on the internet, to stand up for our rights by actively opposing government spying and censorship.
An article listing the ‘benefits’ date a girl with an eating disorder has recently gone viral on the internet. The author’s blunt and ignorant tone offended many, and encourages eating disorders. Urge the writer to retract his comments and apologize to all of those he has offended.
Sixty families in rural Brazil have been left homeless and vulnerable following illegal forced evictions, violence, and death threats. Sign the petition and urge the government of Maranhão state to provide aid to displaced families and bring those responsible for the violence to justice.