Human Rights

Demand Mayor Resign for Firing Gay Police Chief

Demand Mayor Resign for Firing Gay Police Chief

A homophobic South Carolina Mayor has fired his police chief just because she is gay. Demand that the mayor resign from office today.

Thank Town Council for Condemning Homophobic Mayor

Thank Town Council for Condemning Homophobic Mayor

An openly gay police chief was fired by the mayor of Latta, South Carolina in an act of completely egregious discrimination. South Carolina has no protections against discrimination for LGBT individuals, but the town council and the people of Latta have overwhelmingly condemned the mayor’s actions. Thank them for standing up for equality.

Defend Human Rights Workers in Honduras

Defend Human Rights Workers in Honduras

Human rights workers are at risk following the recent murder of an activist in Honduras. Sign the petition and demand government protection for Honduran human rights workers.

Praise Decision by Family to Forgive Son’s Killer

Praise Decision by Family to Forgive Son’s Killer

The decision by an Iranian family to forgive their son’s killer is an inspiration. They have protected the killer’s right to life, the most basic of human rights. Sign this petition to celebrate the family’s strength.

Punish Teachers Who Discriminate Against Children

Punish Teachers Who Discriminate Against Children

Children in India are facing discrimination from their peers and teachers, forcing them to drop out to avoid the hateful atmosphere. Demand that the president penalize negligent teachers by signing this petition.

Demand that War Criminals be Punished

Demand that War Criminals be Punished

Criminals could receive amnesty for gross human rights violations under a proposed policy in Nepal. This unfair bill needs to be promptly rejected, and you can urge the president to stop it by signing this petition.

Reveal Location of Kidnapped Man

Reveal Location of Kidnapped Man

A man has been forcibly disappeared in Nigeria for posting pictures critical of the government to twitter. The State Security Service has a terrible history of extrajudicial executions. Sign this petition and demand that the Nigerian government do everything it can to bring this man back to his family.

Commend Decision to Allow School Sports for Girls

Commend Decision to Allow School Sports for Girls

For the first time, Saudi Arabia’s conservative government is allowing girls to practice sports in school. Commend this reform today.

Applaud Australia for Helping Displaced Refugees

Applaud Australia for Helping Displaced Refugees

Recent flooding in Sudan has left people stranded without food or medical care. Financial aid from Australia will give this country the assistance it needs in order to survive these troubling times. Sign this petition and commend Australia for its generous donations.

Denounce Anti-Semitic Actions in Ukraine

Denounce Anti-Semitic Actions in Ukraine

Jewish citizens are being told to register with pro-Russian forces in Ukraine. Sign this petition and urge the Ukrainian government to act against this egregious human rights violation.

Demand Justice for Tortured Men

Demand Justice for Tortured Men

Two men tortured in police custody in the Dominican Republic are still facing threats and harassment, even though they have been released and the charges against them have been dropped. Demand that those responsible for their ill-treatment be brought to justice.

Remember Humans Rights Defender

Remember Humans Rights Defender

Prominent human rights activist Osman Hammaida recently passed away. You can remember this man, who was known for his commitment to human rights in the face of an oppressive and vengeful government, by signing this petition.

Applaud Charges Against Negligent Factory Owner

Applaud Charges Against Negligent Factory Owner

After a long investigation, local police have announced they will charge the negligent owner of the garment factory that collapsed and killed over one thousand workers. Applaud their efforts to bring justice to injured survivors and the families of those who died.

Do Not Grant Amnesty to War Criminals

Do Not Grant Amnesty to War Criminals

Criminals of war could be given protection by a proposed amnesty bill in Nepal. The bill could excuse those who committed murder, acts of sexual violence, and torture. Sign this petition to demand the bill be struck down.

Immediately Release Human Rights Activist

Immediately Release Human Rights Activist

A lawyer was detained in Saudi Arabia for his human rights activism. He was arrested during a simple hearing on charges of ‘breaking allegiance with the ruler’. Sign this petition to demand the immediate and unconditional release of this peaceful man.

Praise Organization Fighting Against Malnutrition

Praise Organization Fighting Against Malnutrition

Nearly 67% of Burundi’s population suffers from malnutrition. The Burundi Integrated Progamme of Food and Nutrition may have found a solution to this problem. Sign this petition and commend their efforts.

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.