Politicians in the Samajwadi Party in India are threatening women, insisting that rape is forgivable and that victims should face the same penalties as rapists. Sign this petition demanding the resignation of these violence-promoting politicians.
The rare giant flying fox, the largest bat in the world, is in danger of extinction from poaching and habitat loss in the Philippines. Hunted for their pelts and their meat, they have disappeared entirely from several regions, and face increasing pressure from loss of habitat. Petition the government of Philippines to restrict development of habitat and crack down on poaching.
A Russian city’s ban on demonstrations for LGBT rights was recently overturned by a court, which declared the bans were illegal and an infringement on the rights of LGBT protesters. Support the judges for bravely taking a stand against injustice.
Florida has a growing trend of prosecuting children as adults, preventing them from going into juvenile programs meant to rehabilitate them. Sign this petition and demand the governor to change the law so children can made into contributing citizens.
New Brunswick is one of the only Canadian provinces that restricts public medicare coverage for abortion. Demand that their outdated limitations be repealed, ensuring equal access to pregnancy termination procedures.
The reconciliation process following the Rwandan genocide has taken 20 years. One photojournalist is still documenting Rwandans as they ask for and offer their forgiveness. Commend his work today.
Three journalists have been detained in Egypt on the accusation that they are involved with a terrorist group. With no evidence implicating them, the journalists should be immediately released. Sign this petition and urge the president to pardon them.
Black jails are illegal detention centers used by corrupt Chinese officials, where they torture citizens who are trying to report abuses of power. These centers violate human rights and must be torn down. Sign this petition and demand an immediate demolition.
The Philippine Supreme Court recently upheld reproductive rights by ensuring that poor women receive contraception and young girls receive sex education. Sign this petition and commend the court for supporting reproductive rights.
Foster kids were given free prom dresses and accessories for their big prom day. Sign this petition to thank the organizations involved in this event for their generosity.
Despite the inclusion of women’s rights in Egypt’s constitution, there is concern about these rights being supported and upheld. With frequent sexual harassment cases towards women, it is crucial that these rights are acknowledged. If you believe in equality, sign this petition.
A Senate committee will vote on whether to release a report detailing the CIA’s methods of detention and torture. As U.S. citizens we should have every right to know what our government is doing to detainees. Sign this petition and urge the release of the report with no redactions.
The government of Mozambique recently struck down a proposal that would allow rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims. Commend the government for taking a positive step towards limiting sexual abuse.
Following a protest in Madrid, the city government has attempted to infringe upon the people of Madrid’s civil liberties by taking away their right to peacefully protest in parts of the city. Demand they revise these reactionary measures today.
Prison rape violates the human rights of inmates, yet one governor seems intent on ignoring his state’s epidemic. Demand that he comply with federal laws designed to reduce sexual violence behind bars.
An Indonesian man was forcibly disappeared by the military late last year and has not been seen since. Marines who committed the crime have been arrested but no formal investigation has been opened. Demand the Indonesian government do more to solve this crime.
Plans to defund Planned Parenthood, and a requirement that medical professionals report all miscarriages to the health department, would restrict access to reproductive health care and safe abortions in Kansas. Demand an end to this assault on women’s rights, and protect a woman’s right to choose.
Senegal’s laws on abortion date back to Napoleon’s times, and threaten the lives of women and children. Sign this petition and demand that the country update its laws so women can have the right to an abortion if they are raped.
A human rights activist in Mexico has faced death threats from the police, and her son has been imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Sign this petition to demand the Mexican government step in to ensure the safety and rights of peaceful protesters.
Migrants are being forced to labor on World Cup construction sites in Qatar on the Arabian Peninsula. Passports are being withheld from workers and dozens of men have already been killed on these brutal work sites. Demand that basic labor protections be imposed and workers being held against their will be released.
The three year civil war in Syria has amounted to 150,000 dead, and that death toll will continue to rise. Sign this petition and urge the president to end the violence by resuming talks with the opposition forces.
An international aid organization has taken steps to increase diversity among its volunteers, while also expanding its base of volunteers. Sign this petition and commend these efforts to diversify its volunteer force.
A juvenile hall has been sued for placing teens with mental disorders and other disabilities in solitary confinement, a practice proven to worsen symptoms of mental disorders causing paranoia, anxiety and depression, and risk of suicide. Demand that the use of solitary confinement be banned.
Violence has broken out against the Muslim community in Burma, as census takers attempt to register Muslims as citizens. Armed groups not affiliated with the government have pledged not to allow census takers in areas under their control. Urge the government to do what is necessary to stop the violence.
A report commissioned by the Human Rights Watch has revealed extensive police abuse and a severe lack of true accountability in the Malaysian Royal Police. Torture and unjustified killings occur on an egregiously frequent basis, and detainees are often abused to elicit confessions, true or not. Demand that the Malaysian government put an end to police abuse, and establish transparency and accountability.