Human Rights

Ensure a Just Punishment for Crimes Against Humanity

Ensure a Just Punishment for Crimes Against Humanity

Two men involved in Libya’s former dictatorship have been prevented from facing charges in international court. Instead, the Libyan government is rushing their trial forward at home, while neglecting human rights concerns. Demand these men be turned over to international judicial authorities.

End Abuses of Human Rights in Kazakhstan

End Abuses of Human Rights in Kazakhstan

A state of emergency in Kazakhstan has led to severe restrictions on human rights. Newspapers have been closed and prominent opposition leaders have been jailed. Sign this petition to demand an end to the deterioration of human rights.

Commend Government for Recognizing Transgender as Third Gender

Commend Government for Recognizing Transgender as Third Gender

The Indian Supreme Court has officially recognized transgender people as a third gender. This improvement to human rights is a positive step forward for the entire country. Sign this petition to commend the court for their efforts to improve Indian human rights.

Strike Down Death Sentence for Schizophrenic Man

Strike Down Death Sentence for Schizophrenic Man

The Pakistani government has sentenced a schizophrenic man to death. Sign this petition and demand that he immediately and unconditionally receive a new trial.

Commend Government for Allowing Braille Exams

Commend Government for Allowing Braille Exams

Visually impaired students will now be able to take Braille and electronic university entrance exams in China. This is a positive step towards ending discrimination against people with disabilities in the country. Thank the Chinese government for this new policy.

Stop Arbitrary Arrests of Refugees

Stop Arbitrary Arrests of Refugees

Kenyan officials have been arbitrarily arresting and deporting Somalian refugees, who are fleeing from violence in their own country. End this unfair practice today and give refugees another chance at life.

Stop Inhumane Detention Practices at Border

Stop Inhumane Detention Practices at Border

At the Mexican border, detainees are subjected to inhumane abrogation of their human rights at detention centers known as hieleras. Hieleras are unheated, and detainees are not provided with beds, chairs or blankets. This practice at the hands of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents must stop.

Applaud Protection of Transgender Citizens

Applaud Protection of Transgender Citizens

A Supreme Court recently ruled that the government must recognize a third gender and protect them from discrimination in education and job sectors. Commend these efforts to advocate for the human rights of all citizens.

Demand Peacekeepers Protect Human Rights

Demand Peacekeepers Protect Human Rights

Greater oversight of human rights issues is needed in the Western Sahara region of Morocco. Urge the UN to expand the role of peacekeepers today.

Support Physical Education for Girls

Support Physical Education for Girls

Women and girls in Saudi Arabia do not have access to physical education because of heavy restrictions placed upon them. However, if the Ministry of Education can draft laws allowing girls to participate in sports in government schools, there is a chance to lower those restrictions and increase equality. Urge the government to draft regulations quickly and without discrimination.

Stop Trial of Men Over Homosexuality Charges

Stop Trial of Men Over Homosexuality Charges

Two Ugandan men are facing charges of homosexuality and if convicted, both will spend life in prison. Sign this petition and urge the president to drop these atrocious and inhumane charges.

Urge Manufacturer to Control Odor

Urge Manufacturer to Control Odor

The strong, spicy odor from a chili sauce manufacturing plant is affecting the health and comfort of people in nearby neighborhoods. Sign this petition and urge the chili sauce company to control its odor.

Fire Officer for Intentional Endangerment of Citizens

Fire Officer for Intentional Endangerment of Citizens

A police officer recently ran a group of longboarders off the road in a fit of anger, putting them at risk of serious injury. Demand that the officer be fired for his lack of control over his emotions and the resulting actions.

Support Education in Nigeria

Support Education in Nigeria

A terrorist group in Nigeria is using intimidation and violence to scare girls from receiving an education. Sign this petition and urge the president not to give in to their demands and ensure that everyone receives an education.

Strengthen Anti-Racism Bill

Strengthen Anti-Racism Bill

Greece’s anti-racism bill is extremely flawed and needs to include witness protection and demand authorities to act in an unbiased and fair manner. Sign this petition and demand changes be made to the bill to make it more humane.

Support Anti-Cyberbullying Law

Support Anti-Cyberbullying Law

Every U.S. state besides Montana has enacted some form of cyberbulling legislation to protect children. Ask that Montana join the United States in ensuring that children are not harassed over the internet.

End Inhumane Solitary Confinement

End Inhumane Solitary Confinement

Pelican Bay Prison is notorious for placing prisoners in solitary confinement, often for years at a time, for unjust reasons or on flimsy evidence. Solitary confinement produces severe psychological distress, and abuse of this punishment is completely unacceptable. Demand an end to the abuse of inmates.

Protect Human Rights Activist in Haiti

Protect Human Rights Activist in Haiti

Recent threats against the life of a human rights advocate in Haiti have activists concerned for his safety. Urge the Haitian government to protect human rights workers in accordance with United Nations protocols.

Denounce Magazine’s Glamorization of Domestic Violence

Denounce Magazine’s Glamorization of Domestic Violence

An Italian magazine recently ran a fashion editorial in which the models were depicted as victims of domestic violence. The spread was insulting and unnecessarily violent, and the magazine should apologize to both its readers and to survivors of domestic violence.

Urge Nation to Release Prisoners of Conscience

Urge Nation to Release Prisoners of Conscience

There at least 70 prisoners of conscience who are wrongfully incarcerated for expressing their views in Vietnam. Sign this petition and urge the president to free these individuals and allow them to express their opinions.

Help End China’s Human Rights Violations

Help End China’s Human Rights Violations

China’s human rights violations are inexcusable. Call on an influential European leader to speak out against these abuses today.

Ban Pharmacists from Participating in State Executions

Ban Pharmacists from Participating in State Executions

The American Pharmacist Association is one of the only major medical associations that allows its members to participate in state executions. Please sign this petition to ban the members of this association from participating in the barbaric practice of state execution.

Stop Killing Female Babies in India

Stop Killing Female Babies in India

Many rural families in India prefer boys over girls, and this preference has resulted in a staggering number of female feticides. Female babies are often killed through suffocation or drowning. Tell the Prime Minister that this barbaric treatment of female babies in India has to stop immediately.

Demand Resignation of Rape-Supporting Politicians

Demand Resignation of Rape-Supporting Politicians

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.

Commend Russian Court for Supporting LGBT Rights

Commend Russian Court for Supporting LGBT Rights

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.