Human Rights

Throw Out 528 Unjust Death Penalty Convictions

Throw Out 528 Unjust Death Penalty Convictions

528 men in Egypt were convicted to death in the same courtroom after an unfair trial. Many of the men were not present during the trial, and defense lawyers were eventually barred from being in the courtroom. Demand that these unjust convictions be thrown out.

Don’t Allow Murderer to Play Soccer

Don’t Allow Murderer to Play Soccer

A Brazilian butcher and murderer is being granted a work release to play soccer. Please sign this petition to condemn this decision and to demand he stay in prison where he belongs.

End Violence Against Colombian Farmers

End Violence Against Colombian Farmers

Threats of violence against farmers by paramilitary groups in Colombia has become commonplace. The government has done little to halt this aggression. Demand that immediate action be taken to stop the violence.

Immediately Release Human Rights Activist From Prison

Immediately Release Human Rights Activist From Prison

A Russian human rights activist has been detained for months after his arrest on politically motivated charges. Sign this petition to demand his immediate and unconditional release.

Condemn North Korea’s Crimes Against Humanity

Condemn North Korea’s Crimes Against Humanity

The North Korean ambassador to the United Nations recently told diplomats to mind their own business when the issue of human rights abuse was brought up in the press conference. Condemn North Korea’s attitude towards human rights.

Demand Ban on Landmines

Demand Ban on Landmines

161 countries have signed the Mine Ban Treaty, but the United States hasn’t joined the treaty. Urge President Obama to sign this treaty and ban the creation of land mines in the nation.

Improve Human Rights in Egypt

Improve Human Rights in Egypt

Since the military takeover of Egypt’s government, human rights such as freedom of speech, press, and association have been declining. Demand that Egypt’s new government make progress toward releasing political prisoners and improving the rights of citizens.

Demand Oil Company Prevent Toxic Spills

Demand Oil Company Prevent Toxic Spills

A major oil company has been involved in a series of oil spill controversies spanning over several decades. Demand that the billion dollar company create safer practices for the sake of indigenous people, wildlife, and forests.

Urge United Nations Action against Female Mutilation

Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Female babies and young girls in some countries are falling victim to genital mutilation, the sickening practice of maiming sex organs for cultural or religious reasons. Help pressure the United Nations to end the practice of maiming baby girls.

Allow International Aid Into Syria

Allow International Aid Into Syria

The Syrian government is not allowing international aid to flow through its borders. The government continues to refuse aid despite the terrible suffering of its civilians. Ask the United Nations to ignore the Syrian government’s orders and flood the country with aid.

Demand Protection for Migrant Workers

Demand Protection for Migrant Workers

A series of recent migrant abductions in northeastern Mexico has highlighted the ways in which crimes against migrants are neglected by the authorities. Sign the petition and demand protection and support for all victims of crimes, regardless of their nationality or legal status.

Investigate Murder of Activist

Investigate Murder of Activist

A prominent activist was tortured and killed nearly two years ago in Bangladesh. Demand that the allegations that public authorities were involved in the disappearance be investigated immediately.

Applaud the Release of Imprisoned Filmmaker

Applaud the Release of Imprisoned Filmmaker

A young man imprisoned for posting a satirical video has recently been allowed to return home from the United Arab Emirates, where he was held for over a year. Commend the release, and demand the release of his co-defendants.

End Cruel Death Penalty Practices

End Cruel Death Penalty Practices

A controversial, top-secret drug is being used to execute prisoners. Inmates who sued claiming such practices are unconstitutional have been put to death while awaiting their appeals. Demand an end to these unsavory death penalty practices.

Support Women Seeking Justice for Sexual Violence

Support Women Seeking Justice for Sexual Violence

Women who were victims of a wave of sexual violence during Kenya’s 2007 presidential election are suing the director of public prosecutions for failing to investigate and prosecute their cases. Sign this petition to support these women as they fight for justice.

Applaud Approval of Major Ukraine Aid Package

Applaud Approval of Major Ukraine Aid Package

The U.S. government has granted a major aid package to the Ukraine. The money will help boost the country’s unstable economy as it struggles to fend off encroachment from Russia. Commend the approval of monetary aid for Ukraine.

Stop Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Kyrgyzstan

Stop Sexual Orientation Discrimination in Kyrgyzstan

Spreading information about LGBT issues could soon be made into a criminal act in Kyrgyzstan. Demand equal human rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation.

Denounce Mass Death Sentence

Denounce Mass Death Sentence

A mass trial in Egypt has resulted in death sentences for 528 of the 545 defendants–even though none of the defendants or their lawyers were present for much of the trial. Sign the petition and demand that Egypt abide by both its own laws and international human rights treaties.

Strike Down Proposed Censorship Bill

Strike Down Proposed Censorship Bill

Russian lawmakers are considering a law that would ban negative information about the Russian government and military. The law is a violation of European human rights regulations to which Russia is a signee. Demand that this law be removed from consideration.

Halt Discrimination Against Transgender Models

Halt Discrimination Against Transgender Models

Transgender models in Brazil are increasingly accepted in the fashion industry, but continue to face prejudice by more conservative, religious forces. End discrimination against these individuals, so they may exercise their right to gender expression.

Give Fair Trial to Longest Serving Death Row Inmate

Give Fair Trial to Longest Serving Death Row Inmate

The world’s longest serving death row inmate is finally getting a retrial thanks to the efforts of Amnesty International. Sign this petition to ensure that this man receives a fair trial.

Applaud Mayor for Homeless Shelter Improvement

Applaud Mayor for Homeless Shelter Improvement

The number of people living in homeless shelters in New York City has risen 7% in the past year. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s focus on improving the shelters and creating affordable housing units gives new hope to this crisis. Sign this petition and applaud him for his work in finding a solution to the homelessness crisis.

Prevent Suicides of Indigenous Children

Prevent Suicides of Indigenous Children

Indigenous children in Australia have a suicide rate more than five times higher than non-indigenous children. Many face issues such as alcohol use, socioeconomic disadvantages, and loss of continuity in their cultures. Sign this petition to raise awareness about and prevent child suicides.

Put Child Rapist in Prison

Put Child Rapist in Prison

A man convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter has been protected from serving a prison term because of his wealth, only being required to receive treatment and be on probation for a certain period of time. Demand that this man serve time in prison for the horrific crime that he committed.

Applaud Decision to Stay Woman’s Execution

Applaud Decision to Stay Woman’s Execution

A woman is currently on death row for a crime her son may have committed. Please sign this petition to applaud her stay of execution and demand a further investigation into her conviction.